Mexican National Team soccer match at Soldier Field sells out


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Chicago’s Soldier Field has sold out for the international soccer match featuring the World Cup-bound Mexican national team and the African nation of Senegal, scheduled for this upcoming Monday, May 10 (9 p.m. ET), organizers announced today. The second consecutive sell-out in “El Tri’s” May tour matches prior to traveling to South Africa, over 60,000 fans are expected to attend the game in the Windy City.

The Chicago match is the second of three stops for El Tri during a span of a week in May prior to Mexico’s final send off to South Africa. Leading up to Monday’s event, Mexico will inaugurate a sold-out New Meadowlands Stadium in the New York metropolitan tonight, May 7, against Ecuador. To finish off the tour in what will be another major event for the Mexican side, the national team will then travel on to Houston, to face Angola at Reliant Stadium on Thursday, May 13. Tickets for the Houston match are still available and selling quickly, and fans are recommended to purchase in advance.

Fans attending the game in Chicago are urged to arrive at the stadium early to avoid traffic and long lines, and enjoy Futbol Fiesta, an interactive fan zone of more 120,000 sq. ft. featuring live entertainment, autograph sessions by legendary Mexican players, sponsor booths and giveaways.

Futbol Fiesta will open at 4 p.m. local time in the Southwest lawn of the stadium. Stadium parking lots will open at 2 p.m. local time.

Fans that have purchased advance tickets from Ticketmaster can pick up tickets at Soldier Field Gate “O” starting Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. The Soldier Field Box office will not be open over the weekend.

Reminder: This is a sold out event. Tickets will not be available at the stadium box office on game day.

The complete 2010 U.S. Tour schedule follows below:

Date Opponent City Stadium Time (ET)/Result & Attendance

Feb. 24 Bolivia San Francisco, CA Candlestick Park 5-0 W / 34,244

Mar. 3 New Zealand Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl 2-0 W / 90,526

Mar. 24 Iceland Charlotte, NC Bank of America Stadium 0-0 T / 63,227

May 7 Ecuador New York, NY New Meadowlands Stadium 9 p.m.

May 10 Senegal Chicago, IL Soldier Field 9 p.m.

May 13 Angola Houston, TX Reliant Stadium 9 p.m.


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