Match marks Tata Martino’s homecoming to Atlanta; Tickets on sale on Thursday, January 17 @ 10 a.m. via www.mextour.org
ATLANTA & MEXICO CITY (Wednesday, January 9, 2019) – The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF), Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Soccer United Marketing (SUM) today announced that on Wednesday, June 5, the popular Mexican National Team will make its first-ever visit to Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the reigning MLS Champions and the 2019 NFL Super Bowl.
The match will mark the return of former Atlanta United Head Coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino, who this week was named Mexico’s new manager. The Atlanta match will serve as preparation for this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup and Mexico is expected to travel to Atlanta with their full tournament roster.
The opponent, kickoff time, as well as additional matches for the 2019 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour, will be announced at a later date.
For more information, fans are invited to visit www.MexTour.org, the ultimate fan destination page with the latest information related to the team’s visit to U.S. cities throughout the year, including full tour schedule, on-sale dates, gameday guide and activities, public events and more. Also, fans can visit the official Mexican National Team U.S. e-store, http://store.miseleccion.us/, featuring the latest team gear, including jerseys, hats, team merchandise and more.
While this will be Mexico’s first game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the squad is no stranger to the Atlanta market, having played several times in the city since its first visit in 2009 as part of the U.S. Tour. The team last visited the ATL in 2016, defeating Paraguay 1-0 in a game witnessed by 63,049 fans at the Georgia Dome.
Entering its 17th edition, the annual Mexican National Team U.S. Tour matches have become one of the most popular events in the sport, with an average of approximately 63,000 fans per game during the 2018 edition. With nearly 85 games played since 2002, the Mexican National Team has been able to use the matches not only to prepare for important competitions like the FIFA World Cup and Concacaf Gold Cup, but also to reach their fervent fan base across North America.
The Tour, sponsored by adidas, Advance Auto Parts, Allstate Insurance Company, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Daisy Brand, Delta/Aeromexico, Estrella Jalisco, GoRVing, Nissan, POWERADE, The Home Depot, and Wells Fargo, will visit various cities across the United States in 2019, and will be broadcast nationally on the Univision family of networks and Fútbol de Primera Radio Network.
2019 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour
|Date||Opponent||Venue||City||Tickets / Attendance||TV/Radio|
|March 22||Chile||SDCCU Stadium||San Diego, CA||www.MexTour.Org|
|TV: Univision Family of Networks; Radio: Fútbol de Primera|
|March 26||Paraguay||Levi’s ® Stadium||Santa Clara, CA||www.MexTour.Org||TV: Univision Family of Networks; Radio: Fútbol de Primera|
|Atlanta, GA||www.MexTour.Org||TV: Univision Family of Networks; Radio: Fútbol de Primera|
|June 9||TBD||AT&T Stadium||Arlington, TX||wwwSeatGeek.com||TV: Univision Family of Networks; Radio: Fútbol de Primera|
About Soccer United Marketing
Over the past 16 years, Soccer United Marketing (SUM), the commercial arm of Major League Soccer, has become the preeminent commercial soccer enterprise in North America, overseeing the commercialization, marketing, promotion and operational execution of the region’s most successful soccer entities. Currently, SUM holds the exclusive rights to Major League Soccer, the United States Soccer Federation, the Mexican National Team (for the United States market), and Concacaf Properties (Gold Cup™ and Concacaf Champions League). In addition, SUM held the promotional and commercial rights to the highly successful 2016 Copa America Centenario.