CHICAGO (Aug. 23, 2010) â€” Tickets for theÂ U.S. Menâ€™s National Teamâ€™s friendly against Poland on Oct. 9 in Chicago will go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. CT. Kickoff for the USAâ€™s second match since the 2010 FIFA World Cup is set for 7 p.m. CT at Soldier Field.
Tickets starting at $25 go on sale to the public Saturday, August 28, at 10 a.m. CT through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout Chicagoland (including Carson Pirie Scott and Walmart stores). [Note: Tickets are not sold at Soldier Field except on the day of the event.] Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290. Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages which 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 a sponsor of U.S. Soccer, VisaÂ® is pleased to offer all Visa cardholders access to an advance ticket sale for this match before the sale to the general public. This advance sale starts Friday, August 27, at 10 a.m. CT and runs until Saturday, August 28, at 8 a.m. at ussoccer.com. Visa will be the only payment method accepted through the Visa presale and is the preferred card of U.S. Soccer. Terms and conditions apply.
The U.S. will now be playing its sixth match at Soldier Field since 2004. Having hosted the semifinal and the sold-out final of the 2007 Gold Cup in which 60,000 fans saw the United States defeat Mexico 2-1 to secure its second-consecutive Gold Cup title, the Windy City also welcomed nearly 48,000 fans in 2005 when the U.S. suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of England. The U.S. has a 3-3-2 record in Chicago since 1992, which includes a win against No. 8-ranked Portugal and a draw with four-time World Cup Champion Italy.
Soldier Field hosted the last meeting between the U.S. and Poland here in the United States in 2004, when Carlos Bocanegra equalized in the 88th minute to lift the U.S. to a 1-1 draw in front of nearly 40,000 fans.