It was announced today that the Mexican National Team will face Paraguay at Arrowhead Stadium at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31 as part of the team's 13th annual U.S. Tour. The Arrowhead Stadium stop is one of two games during March's FIFA window which was announced by The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF) and Soccer United Marketing (SUM). Mexico will also play Ecuador on Saturday, March 28 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
This match marks the first soccer contest at Arrowhead Stadium since the Kansas City Wizards hosted Manchester United in 2010 in front of the largest soccer crowd in Kansas City history (52,424) and is the first competition between two international teams since El Clasico – Club Deportivo Guadalajara S.A. de C.V. (Chivas) vs. Club America in 2009.
The top players from Mexico, Ecuador and Paraguay are expected to be called up as the teams prepare for key international tournaments this summer, including the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2015 CONMEBOL Copa América.
"We are extremely excited to have the Mexican National Team scheduled to play its first-ever match at Arrowhead Stadium," Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. "We have put an emphasis on creating a sports and entertainment destination for fans of all ages, interests and backgrounds. We know that Mexican National Team fans travel extremely well, and we are eager to have new fans experience everything special about Arrowhead and Kansas City."
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. CT. Tickets for the Kansas City game are available via www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1 (800) 745-3000.
Iconic Arrowhead Stadium underwent extensive renovations in 2010 and offers a state-of-the-art facility to host athletic and entertainment events of all types. The stadium – Guinness World Record-certified as the loudest in the world – served as the home site of Sporting Kansas City for the club's first 12 seasons (1996-07) and has hosted numerous international soccer matches, including the U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams as well as English Premier League side Manchester United.
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