CHICAGO (Aug. 27, 2015) – U.S. Soccer will hold a special sales process for its allotment of tickets for the USA-Mexico clash in the CONCACAF Cup on Oct. 10 at the Rose Bowl. The match pits the champions of the 2013 and 2015 Gold Cups in a winner take all showdown for the right to represent the region at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.
Similar to other previous ticket sales, U.S. Soccer Supporters Club members and other members of the U.S. Soccer community will have an opportunity to purchase tickets from the allotment and will be seated in designated U.S. fan sections. U.S. Soccer Supporters Club members must have been registered before Aug. 26.
In early September, these supporters will receive information directly from U.S. Soccer via email about the ticket purchasing process. The exact details and timing of the process will be communicated directly at that time. Supporters will be able to purchase up to six tickets per household on a first-come, first-served basis while the supply of allocated tickets lasts.
The U.S. and Mexican soccer federations will each be allocated around 30% of the 83,000 tickets available for the game. Another 30% will go into a ticket lottery much like the one used to allocate World Cup tickets. The other 10% will go to local teams and sponsors.
Remaining tickets after the priority sales process will be made available to the general public.
During this window, the Mexican Football Federation has the same opportunity to hold a separate exclusive ticket sales process for their supporters groups. Both Federations were allotted the same amount of tickets by CONCACAF.
In an effort to provide a fair and equitable distribution of tickets to additional USA and Mexico fans, CONCACAF will also conduct an online lottery. Beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 9, fans will be able to apply at concacaf.com for the right to purchase tickets. The winning applicants will be notified by Sept. 18, when they will be able to select specific seating preferences (limit six tickets per application, one entry per household).
A limited amount of tickets will be made available to the general public on Sept. 29. More information will be released at a later date.
In preparation for the Oct. 10 showdown, the U.S. will host a pair of friendlies in September. The United States welcomes Peru, who finished in third place in the 2015 Copa America, to historic RFK Stadium on Sept. 4 in Washington, D.C. (7 p.m. ET - FOX Sports 1, UniMas). Four days later, the USA faces five-time World Cup champion Brazil and its legendary striker Neymar. Kickoff at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., is set for 8 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN and UniMas. [TICKETS]
CONCACAF Cup Ticketing Options:
U.S. Soccer Priority Sale
Available to all USSSC members registered before Aug. 26
Starting Date: Exact details and timing of the member ticketing process will be communicated directly by email in early September.
U.S. Soccer Public Sale
Remaining tickets after the priority sales process will be made available to the general public. Starting Date: Exact details and timing of the general ticketing process will be communicated in early September.
All fans will be able to apply at concacaf.com for the right to purchase tickets.
Starting Date: Wednesday, Sept. 9 (winning applicants will be notified by Sept. 18)
CONCACAF Public Sale
A limited amount of tickets will be made available to the general public.
Starting Date: Sept. 29