ATLANTA, GEORGIA—The scheduled June 12 friendly soccer match between Latin rivals Mexico and Honduras soccer teams at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium is expected to be a blockbuster affair.
According to reports, eight days before the highly anticipated soccer game more than 50,000 tickets have already been sold.
Due to the high demand of people wanting to see the soccer match, the organizers are now opening the upper deck of the stadium for those wishing to purchase tickets to watch the friendly.
If the trend of hot ticket sales will continue it could break the record-setting 70,511 tickets sold or distributed in the 2-1 win of Mexico over Panama in the semifinals of the Gold Cup still at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in 2015.
Earlier, former Atlanta United FC manager and current Mexico national soccer team manager Gerardo Martino is confident his team can continue its winning tradition when they play the Honduran national soccer team on June 12 around 7:30 p.m. at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Martino said Honduras is a tough soccer team but he is confident of the talent of his team especially that they sport a 6-0-1 record in Atlanta going back to 2009 when they defeated Venezuela at the Georgia Dome.
“Probably because Atlanta gives us good feelings, we are comfortable playing there,” Martino said.
“We hope this time is not an exception,” Martino added.
Since leaving the United, Martino has done a tremendous job as manager of Mexico as his team holds an impressive record of 20-2-2.
“It brings me a lot of joy to come and play in that city,” he revealed.
The match between Mexico and Honduras is also expected to be intense since their faceoff is their final preparations ahead of the region’s top national team competition, the Concacaf Gold Cup, which begins in July.
As a safety precaution against the deadly global pandemic COVID-19, soccer fans who will watch the Mexico-Honduras soccer game need to adhere to all MexTour, stadium, and local health guidelines, including mandatory facemask use, and frictionless transactions.
Die-hard soccer fans can now book their hotel accommodations for the match through the official MexTour hotel link, https://hotels.mextour.org/.
Since their rivalry started many years back, Mexico and Honduras already fought 37 times on the global soccer stage with the former winning 23 games, losing six games, and drawn eight games.
While Mexico got the number in their head-to-head matches, Honduras was able to beat Mexico in their last meeting on October 10, 2017, at a FIFA World Cup qualifying match 3-2 in San Pedro Sula.
Honduras is also considered a global soccer powerhouse since they qualified for three previous FIFA World Cups.
The Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the perfect stadium for this exciting soccer rivalry since it is one of the top venues in the world and the home of Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United and the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons.
In 2019, the widely popular stadium in Atlanta also hosted the Mexican National Team who beat Venezuela 3-1 in front of nearly 52,000 fans.
Soccer die-hard who wish to watch this equally exciting match can buy their tickets at www.MexTour.org. True to its name, MexTour is set to bring more excitement to soccer fans in the US as the soccer promotion company plans to add at least three additional games, with opponents, dates, and locations to be announced.
Aside from Honduras, Mexico will also be playing other national soccer teams in preparations for this summer’s Gold Cup.
On May 29, Mexico will face Iceland in Arlington, Texas, Panama in Nashville on June 30, and Nigeria in Los Angeles on July 3.