MEXICAN NATIONAL TEAM ADDS METLIFE STADIUM STOP TO 2017 U.S. TOUR AS SQUAD GEARS UP FOR QUALIFIERS AND 2017 FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP
El Tricolor to take on Republic of Ireland at MetLife Stadium in NY/NJ on June 1
Tickets on sale March 6
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (Tuesday, February 28, 2017) – The Mexican National Team will play back-to-back games this spring in Los Angeles and the New York area against European competition to prepare for upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers and the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.
The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF) and Soccer United Marketing (SUM) today announced that Mexico will take on Republic of Ireland on June 1 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, just days prior to Mexico’s Hexagonal CONCACAF Qualifiers against Honduras and the United States.
Tickets for the Mexico vs. Republic of Ireland match will go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, March 6 at 10am ET and will be available online at ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. If tickets remain, fans can purchase at the MetLife Stadium Box Office beginning Tuesday, March 7 at 11am ET (Box Office hours: M – F, 11am – 5pm).
Both games are part of the landmark 15th annual Mexican National Team U.S. Tour, which kicked off on Feb. 8 in Las Vegas in a 1-0 win against Iceland in front of a record-breaking audience for soccer in the city. Two additional tour games will be announced at a later date.
The Mexican National Team has faced Republic of Ireland, currently 25th in the FIFA rankings, on five different occasions, winning one match and drawing four. The first time they met was in a 1984 friendly in Dublin, in a game that ended as a 0-0 draw. During the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States, Mexico defeated Republic of Ireland 2-1 in a 1st round match to emerge from their Group in first place, while tied on points with Republic of Ireland and Italy. The last time these two teams faced each other was nearly 17 years ago during the 2000 U.S. Cup in Chicago, in a match that resulted in a 2-2 draw.
The Mexican National Team has had a winning relationship with MetLife Stadium, competing in the venue’s first-ever international sporting event, a 0-0 draw vs. Ecuador in 2010, witnessed by a sold-out crowd. In all, Mexico has played - and won - five times at MetLife Stadium, the last of which was an overtime win against Costa Rica in a 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal game played before more than 80,000 fans.
To get ready for the match, fans can visit the new official U.S. Mexican National Team E-Store, http://store.miseleccion.us/, featuring the latest team gear such as jerseys, hats, and more.
The Tour will be broadcast nationally on the Univision family of networks and Fútbol de Primera Radio Network.
The media accreditation application for those planning to cover the NY game will be available by CLICKING HERE. Please note the deadline to apply is May 17. No applications will be accepted after that date.