COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Wednesday, February 6, 2013) – U.S. Soccer announced today ticketing details for the U.S. Men’s National Team’s World Cup Qualifying match on March 22 against Costa Rica at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, with full public on-sale date of February 19 at 10:00 a.m. MT. A special presale for Rapids Season Ticket Holders starts on February 12, with Rapids partial season ticket plan holders being able to purchase on February 13.
Tickets will be available online at ussoccer.com or by phone at 866-461-6556 or 303-534-6119 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. MT Monday-Saturday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT on Sunday). Tickets also are available at all Dick's Sporting Goods locations in Metro Denver and at the Dick's Sporting Goods Park ticket office (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday). Rapids full and partial season ticket accounts will receive presale details by email or may contact their Rapids representative for more information.
As a sponsor of U.S. Soccer, Visa® 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, Feb. 15, at 10 a.m. MT and runs until Friday, Feb. 15, at 11:59 p.m. MT 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.
U.S. Soccer is offering complete travel packages to see the U.S. Men's National Team play home qualifiers. Packages include hotel accommodations at the Official Hotel, match day transportation, access to exclusive events and more, allowing fans to experience a World Cup Qualifier like never before. Travel packages are available online or by calling 800-736-6377.
In addition to the travel package, U.S. Soccer will feature a number of different opportunities to provide fans with a complete experience around the match, from Ultimate Fan Experience to tailgating featuring local chefs to Coaching Education seminars for all levels of coaches.
Ultimate Fan Tickets
Ultimate Fan Tickets (a special VIP package that includes a premium ticket, official U.S. National Team jersey with the name and number of your choice, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits) are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com.
U.S. Soccer will host a match-day tailgate featuring three of Denver's finest chefs to create an experience that is uniquely Colorado. The pregame lineup includes: Chef Brian Laird, Chef Elijah Odell and Chef Justin Brunson. Tickets for the tailgate are limited and will cost $50 per person.
In the lead-up to the match, youth soccer coaches are invited to attend the U.S. Soccer Youth Soccer Coach Symposium, presented by KwikGoal, a two-hour seminar led by top instructors from U.S. Soccer and the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). Attendees will come away with knowledge on a variety of topics, such as running age-appropriate practices, motivating young players, and measuring player progress. The seminar also includes the latest youth coaching materials from U.S. Soccer and PCA. Coaches of all levels are invited to this seminar and the cost is $40.
The match against Costa Rica, which kicks off at 8 p.m. MT, comes as part of a double-fixture date. Four days later, the U.S. travels to face regional rival Mexico at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. This will be the first meeting between the teams since the USA’s historic 1-0 win in that stadium last summer.
This is the second World Cup Qualifier hosted at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. In 2008, the U.S. gave six players their first cap in qualifying while cruising to a 2-0 win against Guatemala to secure the top spot in its group in the Semifinal Round.
The U.S. opens the Final Round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying on Feb. 6 against Honduras in San Pedro Sula. The match kicks off at 4 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on beIN SPORT. Fans can also follow the match live online via ussoccer.com's MatchTracker and Twitter @ussoccer.
Along with Honduras, Costa Rica and Mexico, the U.S. is joined by Jamaica and Panama as the final six teams set to compete in the 10-game round-robin format from Feb. 6-Oct. 15. The top three teams in the Hexagonal automatically advance to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, while the fourth-place finisher will contest a two-game playoff against the winner of the Oceania region.
The Colorado Rapids are entering their 18th season in Major League Soccer and their seventh year at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The team will kick off the season on March 2 in Dallas before the home opener on March 9 against the Philadelphia Union. To purchase season tickets for the Rapids’ 2013 campaign, visit www.ColoradoRapids.com or call 303-825-GOAL.