MexTour, the Mexican National Team’s immensely popular annual tour of the United States, returns in 2021 with an opening match on Sunday, May 30 at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium against Iceland – presented by AT&T. In all, the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF) and Soccer United Marketing (SUM) today announced it will stage a minimum of five matches in the States, with opponents, dates, and locations for the other four events to be announced.
Mexico’s game against Iceland will serve as a critical preparation match for the Concacaf Nations League Finals, which will be played in June. Manager Gerardo “Tata” Martino is expected to bring his top roster as the games will be played just prior to the May/June FIFA dates.
In accordance with current local and federal protocols related to the Covid-19 pandemic, match capacity will be announced when tickets go on sale at a future date via www.MexTour.org. Fans in attendance will be required to adhere to all stadium and local health guidelines, including mandatory facemask use, physical distancing, and frictionless transactions.
Fans are encouraged to pre-register for ticket information – and the opportunity to have first access to purchase limited ticket inventory to future tour games – by visiting www.MexTour.org, the ultimate fan destination page with the latest information related to the tour, including the full schedule, on-sale dates, gameday guide and activities, public health and safety FAQ’s, events, and more. Also, fans can visit the official Mexican National Team U.S. e-store, ShopMNT.com, featuring the latest team gear, including jerseys, official team merchandise and more.
Since its opening in 2009, AT&T Stadium and North Texas have become a second home for the Mexican National Team. The Tricolor have played eight games at the home of the Dallas Cowboys – a facility Mexico inaugurated – and have enjoyed a winning record of 6-1-1 and an average of nearly 80,000 fans in five MexTour matches at the stadium. The 2021 match is being played as part of a four-year agreement – now in its third year – with the Dallas Cowboys (NFL), FC Dallas (MLS), and the Dallas Sports Commission. The week-long celebration also includes the award-winning social responsibility initiative “Copa Kin: Read to Win,” a month-long reading initiative implemented across several of the largest school districts in the Dallas Metroplex.
Mexico has faced 2018 FIFA World Cup participant Iceland four times, winning two matches and drawing two. The two teams last played each other on March 23, 2018, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, with Mexico coming out on top 3-0.