Mexican National Team to take on Costa Rica on June 27 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl in battle of CONCACAF rivals


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Orlando City offers exclusive pre-sale “Two Pack” ticket offer for LA Galaxy Home game and Mexico vs. Costa Rica Match

NEW YORK, ORLANDO & MEXICO CITY (Wednesday, March 18, 2015) – The Mexican National Team, Soccer United Marketing (SUM) and Orlando City SC – in partnership with Orlando Venues, Florida Citrus Sports and Central Florida Sports Commission – announced today that as part of its 2015 U.S. Tour, Mexico will return to the Orlando Citrus Bowl for the first time since the 1994 FIFA World Cup to take on Costa Rica on Saturday, June 27 (6 p.m. ET), in a battle of CONCACAF rivals.

The match will be crucial for both squads as they make final preparations ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup – the bi-annual continental championship to be played across North America in July. Capturing the Gold Cup would give the winner a chance to face the United States in a play-in game to qualify for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

An exclusive pre-sale will begin on Monday, March 23 at 10 a.m. ET.  Season Ticket Members will receive an email offer to purchase tickets to the match, with the ability to secure their exact seat locations.  Also, Orlando City will offer a special “Two-Pack” ticket featuring admission to both the Mexico vs. Costa Rica match and the Orlando City vs. L.A. Galaxy match on May 17th.  Two-Pack tickets start at $45 and will be available on www.OrlandoCitySC.com. Single-game tickets for the Mexico vs. Costa Rica match will go on sale to the general public on April 15 at 10 a.m. ET via www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

“Part of our ongoing commitment to the community has been to attract global soccer events that drive our local economy, and today we deliver again on that commitment,” said Orlando City Founder and President Phil Rawlins. “This is a clash of two major CONCACAF rivals that we expect will draw thousands of fans to the Orlando Citrus Bowl.  We want to thank our partners Orlando Venues, the Central Florida Sports Commission and of course the City of Orlando and Orange County for their help in securing this event, and we look forward to ongoing efforts to secure similar high-caliber events for the ‘Soccer Capital of the South.’ “

Mexico and Costa Rica last played on October 13, 2013 with the “Ticos” defeating Mexico 2-1 in a World Cup qualifying match in San Jose, Costa Rica.  In 47 all-time meetings, Mexico’s record against Costa Rica is 26 wins, 15 ties and six losses.

Both nations participated in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, with Mexico advancing to the Round of 16, and Costa Rica having a Cinderella run to the quarterfinals for the first time in the country’s history.

The Orlando Citrus Bowl is the current home of one of Major League Soccer’s newest teams, Orlando City SC, which welcomed a sold-out crowd of more than 62,000 to their first-ever game earlier this month.  Reconstructed in 2014, the historic stadium has hosted several top soccer events, including the 1994 FIFA World Cup, 1996 Summer Olympic soccer and the 1998 MLS All-Star Game.

The 2015 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour is sponsored by adidas, Allstate, AT&T, Wells Fargo, The Home Depot, Makita, el Jimador, Bud Light, Cheetos, Coca-Cola, Powerade and Clorox.

For exclusive content, fans are invited to visit La Ola Verde – (www.laolaverde.com) – presented by The Home Depot – the official digital match program of the Mexican National Team U.S. Tour.

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