CHICAGO & MEXICO CITY (August 31, 2016) – The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol, Soccer United Marketing and the Chicago Fire announced Wednesday that the annual Mexican National Team U.S. Tour will make its first-ever visit to the home of Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire, Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill., when “El Tricolor” takes on CONCACAF rival Panama on October 11 at 8:30 PM CT. Both teams are expected to bring their top players as the game will be held during an official FIFA fixture window.
An exclusive three-pack pre-sale opportunity is available now by calling the Chicago Fire ticket office at 888-MLS-FIRE (888-657-3473). Three-packs include tickets to see the Chicago Fire face the Philadelphia Union (Sept. 3) and Columbus Crew SC (Oct. 13) as well as Mexico vs. Panama (Oct. 11) for a starting price of just $68. Fans wishing to see three matches for the price of one are encouraged to act quickly, as quantities are limited and may only be purchased via phone.
Additionally, club and fieldside season ticket holders may exercise the Right of First Refusal on their seats starting Thursday (Sept. 1), while current Chicago Fire season ticket holders and fans who place a deposit on 2017 Chicago Fire season tickets will have pre-sale access for up to 10 tickets from Noon CT on Friday (Sept. 2) through Tuesday (Sept. 6). Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 10 AM CT, via TicketMaster.com or by calling 800-653-8000.
Fans with suite and Heineken Second Star Club season tickets will receive tickets to see Mexico vs. Panama at no additional charge.
The match -- the fifth and final stop of the 2016 Tour -- will be key for both squads as they prepare for November CONCACAF World Cup qualifying contests. Mexico currently sits atop Group A in the fourth round of qualifying with a perfect 4-0-0 record and has already qualified for the fifth and final round, known as The Hexagonal. Panama is in second place of Group B with a record of 2-1-1.
Mexico enjoys an all-time record of 10 wins, four ties and two losses against Panama. The two teams last met on October 13, 2015, in Toluca’s Estadio Nemesio Diez, with the home side winning 1-0 in an international exhibition.
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, sponsored by adidas, Allstate Insurance Company, AT&T, Bud Light, Cheetos, Coca-Cola, el Jimador, Makita, Nissan, POWERADE, The Home Depot, and Wells Fargo, will visit five cities across the United States in 2016, and will be broadcast nationally on the Univision family of networks, FS1, and Fútbol de Primera Radio Network.