Commerce City CO (Wednesday June 27 2007) – The Colorado Rapids in conjunction with the Federacion Mexicana de Futbol and Soccer United Marketing announced the third stop on the Mexican National Team U.S. 2007 Tour with a match scheduled for Wednesday August 22 2007 versus Colombia at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City Colorado at 8:00pm MT. Mexico vs. Colombia is presented by Visa®.
The last time that the Mexican National Team played in Colorado was back in 2002 when they lost to the United States National Team in front of 48476 fans in a game that was held at Invesco Field.
Tickets are now on sale and start as low as $25 and can be purchased online at TicketHorse.com by clicking here or by calling TicketHorse at 1-866-461-6556 at the box office at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (10am - 6pm M-F 10am - 3pm Sat.) as well as at any Colorado Dick’s Sporting Goods location. For more information or for group ticket orders fans should call (303) 825-GOAL.
The match between the two squads will mark the 23rd game between Mexico and Colombia. "El Tricolor" has an 11 win four loss and eight tie record in their favor. Their last meeting was a July 17 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal match at Reliant Stadium in Houston Texas where Colombia eliminated Mexico from the region’s tournament.
A special fan interactive area Futbol Fiesta which spans more than 100000 square feet will be featured prior to the game and it will include live music and thousands of promotional items.
The Mexican National Team’s U.S. tour not only allows its U.S.-based fans to witness their nation’s matches first hand but allows the team to play top flight opponents while strengthening its player pool and preparing for major international tournaments. Mexico finished second in the recently-concluded 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup falling to their arch-rivals the United States 2-1. Mexico is now in Puerto Ordaz Venezuela where they will face Brazil (June 27) Ecuador (July 1) and Chile (July 4) in the first round phase of Copa America.
Mexican National Team – 2007 U.S. Tour Schedule
Date Opponent City Stadium Attendance
Feb. 28 Venezuela San Diego Qualcomm Stadium 63328 (Sold out)
Mar. 28 Ecuador Oakland McAfee Coliseum 47416 (Sold out)
Aug. 22 Colombia Comm. City Dick’s Sporting Goods Park ---
Sept. 12 TBD TBD TBD ---
Oct. 17 TBD TBD TBD ---
About Soccer United Marketing:
Founded in 2002 Soccer United Marketing (SUM) is the preeminent commercial soccer company in North America. SUM holds the exclusive rights to the most important soccer properties in the region including: all commercial rights to Major League Soccer; the United States Soccer Federation; promotional and marketing rights to the Mexican National Team tour on U.S. soil; management of the CONCACAF Gold Cup™ the region's premier tournament for national teams; marketing promotional and broadcast rights to the prestigious Mexican club tournament - InterLiga™ and ownership and management of SuperLiga™ - the innovative club tournament in North America involving teams from MLS and Mexico's First Division which will decide the continent's champion and secure an unprecedented $1 million dollars in prize money. Other properties managed by SUM include the Club Deportivo Guadalajara 2007 USA Tour the FC Barcelona USA Tour 2006 and the Real Madrid American Tour 2005. This extensive list of holdings is represented by SUM's slogan: One Sport. One Company.
About Dick’s Sporting Goods Park:
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park the home of the Colorado Rapids is the newest jewel of Denver’s sports landscape. It is considered the biggest and most state-of-the-art professional stadium and field complex in the world and features an 18000-seat stadium surrounded by a 24-field fully-lit professional soccer complex. The stadium anchors a one-of-a-kind 917-acre site that is a public-private partnership between Kroenke Sports Enterprises and Commerce City. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park is located nine miles northeast of downtown Denver and only five miles from Denver International Airport near the intersection of Interstate 70 and Quebec Street. Stadium amenities include 20 lodge-style luxury suites a unique open concourse design that allows for 360-degree sightlines to the field a world-class grass field with an underground heating and draining system as well as the only fully-integrated video and LED electronic signage system that is the largest of its kind in the world.