Atlanta is without question a soccer town.
In the first week of sales alone, more than 30,000 tickets were sold for the El Tricolor (Mexico’s national football team) matchup against Los Guaraníes (Paraguay’s national football team) May 28, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority reported
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The last two times Mexico (2015 Gold Cup Semifinals and the 2014 Friendly vs. Nigeria) played at the Dome were sell outs.
Mexico also played in the Dome in 2009 (friendly vs. Venezuela), 2011 (friendly vs. Bosnia) and 2013 (Gold Cup Quarterfinals vs. Trinidad and Tobago) with each event selling more than 50,000 tickets, the GWCCA added.
“The soccer community has been treated to some great matches in an electric environment inside the Georgia Dome over the past few years featuring ‘El Tricolor’ and we anticipate that this year’s game will not be any different,” he said. “The full Mexican roster of top players is expected for Head Coach Juan Carlos Osorio as he makes final preparations for the team’s Copa América Centenario debut.”
Atlanta United FC reported Paraguay, twice Copa America champions and an eight-time FIFA World Cup participant, features Málaga CF forward Roque Santa Cruz, Seattle Sounders FC striker Nelson Haedo Valdez and Palmeiras attackerLucas Barrios.
“Mexico and Paraguay have played 17 times all-time, with a record of 8W-5D-4L in favor or the CONCACAF squad,” the club reported. “The last time the two teams faced each other was on March 31, 2015 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City as part of the 2015 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour, with Mexico winning 1-0 with a goal by Eduardo Herrera.”
The annual Mexican National Team U.S. Tour games, which are in its 14th year, have become one of the most popular events in the sport, with an average of more than 50,000 fans per match.
Kickoff time to the Mexico vs. Paraguay match, presented by AT&T, will be 5 p.m.