NEW YORK CITY & MEXICO CITY (Wednesday, April 7, 2021) – 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.
Mexican National Team U.S. Tour matches have become one of the most popular events within the sport, with an average of approximately 60,000 fans per match in the last decade. The Mexican National Team matches allow the team to prepare for important competitions like the FIFA World Cup and Concacaf Gold Cup and reach their fervent fan base across North America.
The Mexican National Team U.S. Tour, sponsored by adidas, Allstate, AT&T, Bud Light Seltzer, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Gran Centenario, Honey Nut Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Nissan, The Home Depot, and Wells Fargo, will visit various cities across the United States in 2021 and be broadcast nationally on the Univision family of networks and Fútbol de Primera Radio Network.
Media accreditation for these games is not yet available. Media will be alerted when the process is launched.
2021 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour Dates and Kickoff Times
TV/Radio / Final Score
|May 30||Iceland||AT&T Stadium-presented by AT&T||Arlington, TX||www.mextour.org||TV: Univision Networks|
Radio: Futbol de Primera
About Soccer United Marketing
Soccer United Marketing (SUM), the commercial arm of Major League Soccer, is the preeminent commercial soccer enterprise in North America, overseeing the commercialization, marketing, promotion and operational execution of the region's most successful soccer entities. SUM holds the exclusive rights to Major League Soccer, the United States Soccer Federation, the Mexican National Team (for the U.S. market), Leagues Cup, Campeones Cup and Concacaf Properties (Gold Cup™, Nations League and Concacaf Champions League). In addition, SUM held the promotional and commercial rights to the highly successful 2016 Copa America Centenario.
About AT&T Stadium
AT&T Stadium is the largest, most technologically advanced entertainment venue in the world. Designed by HKS and built by Manhattan Construction, the $1.2 billion stadium features two monumental arches, the world's largest HDTV video board cluster, an expansive retractable roof and the largest retractable end zone doors in the world. Features of the stadium include seating for 80,000 and expandability for up to 100,000, over 300 luxury suites, club seating on multiple levels and the Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop, open to the public year round. The stadium is also home to a world-class collection of contemporary art, made up of over 92 works of art by 62 established and emerging artists displayed on the walls and in the grand public spaces of the venue. In addition to being the home of the Dallas Cowboys since opening in 2009, the stadium has hosted Super Bowl XLV, the 2010 NBA All Star Game, the annual Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, the 2014 NCAA Men's Final Four, the 2015 inaugural College Football Playoff Championship Game, the 2015 50th Anniversary Academy of Country Music Awards show and WrestleMania 32. The venue has also played host to high school and college football, concerts, championship fights, international soccer matches and other special events. For more information, go to attstadium.com.
Gabriel Gabor, SUM Communications, +1-917-364-2755 or gabriel.gabor@MLSsoccer.com
Joe Trahan, AT&T Stadium Communications, +1-985-778-9896 or JTrahan@DallasCowboys.net
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Andrew Dockrill, Dallas Sports Commission, +1-972-322-1971 or firstname.lastname@example.org