HOUSTON, TEXAS (May 13, 2010) Houston’s Reliant Stadium has sold out for tonight’s international soccer match featuring the World Cup-bound Mexican National Team against the African nation of Angola, (8 p.m. CT). More than 70,000 fans are expected to attend the game in Houston, in what will be the third consecutive sell-out in “El Tri’s” May U.S. Tour.
Presented by Degree Men, the match in Houston is the last U.S. stop for El Tri prior to heading to South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Leading up to tonight’s event, Mexico inaugurated a sold-out New Meadowlands Stadium in the New York metropolitan area against Ecuador on May 7, and then traveled to Chicago on May 10 were they faced Senegal in front of a sold-out crowd at Soldier Field.
Fans attending the game in Houston are urged to arrive at the stadium early to avoid traffic and long lines, and enjoy Futbol Fiesta, an interactive fan zone of more 120,000 sq. ft. featuring live entertainment, autograph sessions by legendary Mexican players, sponsor booths and giveaways.
Futbol Fiesta will open at 4 p.m. CT in the Blue Lot, just outside of the stadium on the south end. The Blue Lot opens at 3 p.m. CT and all other stadium parking lots open at 4 p.m. CT.