CHICAGO (July 16, 2012) – Tickets for the upcoming U.S. Men’s National Team World Cup qualifier against Jamaica at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, will go on sale to the public tomorrow.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. ET on Tuesday, July 17 through ussoccer.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000, at all central Ohio Ticketmaster ticket centers (including Kroger stores) and the Crew Stadium ticket office (open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a custom-made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits) are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com.
As part of the continuing effort to connect with the fans, the U.S. Men’s National Team will hold a public training session Monday, Sept. 10 at Crew Stadium. The time will be announced at a later date. Parking and admission are free.
The U.S. currently leads Group A with four points, ahead of Jamaica based on goal differential. Semifinal Round action resumes Sept. 7, with the United States facing Jamaica at “The Office” in Kingston.
U.S. MNT in Columbus:
- The U.S. holds an unbeaten 5-0-3 record lifetime at Crew Stadium dating back to 2000
- Crew Stadium has hosted six World Cup qualifiers, with the USA collecting four wins and two draws
- The U.S. has surrendered only one goal in eight matches in Columbus, outscoring opponents 12‑1 in that span
- Columbus was the site of the last USA-Jamaica meeting in World Cup qualifying, a 1-1 draw on Nov. 17, 2004, in the final match of the Semifinal Round
- The stadium has hosted the USA's home qualifier against Mexico in the Final Round for the last three consecutive World Cup qualifying cycles, with the United States collecting identical 2-0 scorelines in 2001, 2005 and 2009
Guatemala, Jamaica, Antigua & Barbuda, and the United States make up Group A. Each opponent meets twice, once at home and once away, in round robin play. The top two teams from each of three groups will advance to the Final Round of qualifying, which will take place in 2013. Three teams will automatically qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, while the fourth place team will play in a two-leg playoff against the winner of the Oceania region.