For the first time in the 19-year history of the very popular MexTour, the Mexican National Team will play in Austin, TX as it takes on two-time Copa America champions Chile at Q2 Stadium on Wednesday, December 8 in its sixth and final MexTour match of 2021. The Austin match will be essential for Mexico manager Gerardo “Tata” Martino as he prepares for three crucial FIFA World Cup qualifiers in January.
The announcement was made today by the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF) and Soccer United Marketing (SUM), in partnership with Major League Soccer expansion side Austin FC. Mexico has played five MexTour matches thus far in 2021, averaging nearly 50,000 fans across Dallas, Atlanta, Nashville, Los Angeles, and Charlotte.
Tickets for the Austin match will go on sale to the general public this Thursday, November 4 at 10 a.m. local time via www.MexTour.org. Fans in attendance will be required to adhere to all MexTour, stadium and local health guidelines. MexTour fans can book their hotel accommodations for the match through the official MexTour hotel link.
Fans are encouraged to pre-register for future ticket information – and the opportunity to have first access to purchase limited ticket inventory – 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. Information regarding ticket sales will be available closer to the events.
With a capacity of nearly 21,000 fans, the brand-new, state-of-the-art, Q2 Stadium is home to MLS’ expansion club, Austin FC. The stadium opened in June 2021 with an international match between the U.S. Women’s National Team and Nigeria. More recently, Q2 Stadium hosted the U.S. Men’s National Team FIFA World Cup qualifier against Jamaica. Austin joins the Texas metropolitan areas of Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio as stops on the MexTour, while Q2 Stadium becomes the fifth Texas stadium in which the Mexican National Team has played during the annual MexTour (NRG Stadium [Houston], AT&T Stadium, Cotton Bowl and Toyota Stadium [Dallas area], and Alamodome [San Antonio]).
Chile, traditionally one of South America’s top sides, won the 2016 Copa America Centenario which was staged across the United States. Mexico has faced Chile 32 times, winning 16, drawing 4 and losing 12. All-time, Chile has outscored Mexico 40 to 36. The two teams last met in a 2019 MexTour match in San Diego, with Mexico winning 3-1.