The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF), MLS’ Atlanta United and Soccer United Marketing (SUM) today announced that Venezuela will be Mexico’s rival for the previously-announced #MexTour match on Wednesday, June 5 at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the reigning MLS Champions and the 2019 NFL Super Bowl. The game will serve as preparation for this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup and will mark the return to Atlanta of former five-stripes championship manager Tata Martino, who earlier this month was named manager of the Mexican National Team.
Tickets for all Mexican National Team tour matches are now on sale via MexTour.org, ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets for the previously announced June 9 game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, presented by Allstate, are on sale via SeatGeek.com.
Venezuela has played Mexico on 13 occasions, with Mexico winning nine times and recording four draws. The two teams last met in June 2016 at NRG Stadium in Houston during the Group Stage of Copa América Centenario, which resulted in a 1-1 draw. “La Vinotinto” will be the third consecutive South American nation Mexico will face during the U.S. Tour. The Mexican National Team will open the tour facing Chile on March 22 in San Diego’s SDCCU Stadium and move on to face Paraguay on March 26 at Santa Clara’s Levi’s® Stadium.
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. The match could also see a reunion between Martino and his former Atlanta United star forward Josef Martínez. Martínez, who has 46 caps with his national team and is the reigning MLS MVP and Golden Boot winner, would face his former mentor should he be called into Venezuela’s roster in the June FIFA window.
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.
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|
||TV: Univision Family of Networks; Radio: Fútbol de Primera|
|June 9||TBD||AT&T Stadium||Arlington, TX||www.SeatGeek.com||TV: Univision Family of Networks; Radio: Fútbol de Primera|