SAN ANTONIO & MEXICO CITY (Tuesday, October 24, 2017) – The Mexican National Team’s Road to Russia 2018 will pass through the Alamo City.
The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF), Soccer United Marketing (SUM), the City of San Antonio and San Antonio Sports today announced the Mexican National Team will return to San Antonio’s Alamodome on Wednesday, January 31, for the kick-off game of its 16th annual U.S. Tour. The game opponent will be named at a later date. This will be Mexico’s first game of 2018 as it embarks on the road to this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.
In addition, FMF & SUM announced today the launch of www.MexTour.org, the ultimate fan destination page with the latest information related to the team’s visit to U.S. cities throughout the year, including full tour schedule, on-sale dates, gameday guide and activities, public events and more. Also, fans can visit the official Mexican National Team U.S. e-store, http://store.miseleccion.us/, featuring the latest team gear, including jerseys, hats, team merchandise and more.
Tickets for the San Antonio match will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, October 31 at 10 a.m. CT via MexTour.org, ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Kickoff time, as well as additional matches for the 2018 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour, will be announced at a later date.
“We’re excited to continue to grow San Antonio’s soccer resume, and welcome the wildly popular Mexican men’s team and their enthusiastic fans to our beautiful city,” said San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg.
- To see a special video message from Mayor Nirenberg about this game visit: https://youtu.be/Mm6KTkwTT9U
- Download stadium and player images and team logos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bayt52pe9oets19/AAAvzAfww56tABz4OBAzm6g1a?dl=0
Mexico, which finished first in the CONCACAF region to qualify for Russia 2018, will use the match to fine-tune its squad and get important experience as head Coach Juan Carlos Osorio looks to solidify the lineup.
This match will mark the fifth time Mexico plays at the Alamodome. The squad last played in the Alamo City in July of 2017 as part of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, defeating Curacao 2-0 in a group round match.
Entering its 16th edition, the annual Mexican National Team U.S. Tour matches have become one of the most popular events in the sport, with an average of approximately 50,000 fans per game throughout the years. With nearly 80 games played since 2002, the Mexican National Team has been able to use the matches not only as a way to prepare for important competitions like the FIFA World Cup and CONCACAF Gold Cup, but also to reach their fervent fan base across North America.
The Tour, sponsored by adidas, Advance Auto Parts, Allstate Insurance Company, AT&T, Bud Light, Coca-Cola, Delta/Aeromexico, el Jimador, Makita, Nissan, POWERADE, The Home Depot, and Wells Fargo, will visit various cities across the United States in 2018, and will be broadcast nationally on the Univision and Fox family of networks and Fútbol de Primera Radio Network.
The media accreditation application for those planning to cover the January 31 match is available online visiting: https://secure.sportssystems.com/events2/?eventKey=d992b4a0-2d5f-4b06-9a02-b52abe78f245. The deadline to submit a credential application for the game is Wednesday, January 24 at 5 p.m. ET. No applications will be accepted after this date.
About Soccer United Marketing
Over the past 16 years, Soccer United Marketing (SUM), the commercial arm of Major League Soccer, has become the preeminent commercial soccer enterprise in North America, overseeing the commercialization, marketing, promotion and operational execution of the region’s most successful soccer entities. Currently, SUM holds the exclusive rights to Major League Soccer, the United States Soccer Federation, the Mexican National Team (for the United States market), and CONCACAF Properties (Gold Cup™ and CONCACAF Champions League). In addition, SUM held the promotional and commercial rights to the highly successful 2016 Copa America Centenario.