The New Meadowlands Stadium has sold out for its first ever international sporting event this Friday night when the World Cup-bound Mexican national team faces Ecuador in one of "El Tri's" final matches prior to traveling to South Africa, organizers announced today.
With a stadium-capacity crowd of over 75,000 and many international soccer officials expected to attend, New Meadowlands Stadium will be the epicenter of the soccer world exactly 35 days from the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Presented by AT&T, the international soccer match at the Jets' and Giants' brand-new facility is the first of three stops for El Tri during a span of a week in May prior to Mexico's final sendoff to South Africa. Leading up to the Friday match, Mexico's tour sponsors will be hosting a number of in-store events featuring current and former Mexican soccer legends in the New York metropolitan area. For a complete schedule of events, you may [contact Irene.firstname.lastname@example.org](mailto:contact Irene.email@example.com).
Fans attending the game (9 p.m. EDT start) 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 square feet featuring live entertainment, autograph sessions by legendary Mexican players, sponsor booths and giveaways. Futbol Fiesta will open at 5 p.m. in Lot A of the stadium.
Fans are encouraged to use public transportation provided by the New Jersey Transit via train, which will be running from Secaucus Junction starting at 5:30 p.m. until one hour after the game (about midnight). New Jersey Transit bus line 351 will also be running on gameday from Port Authority in Manhattan. Visit www.njtransit.com for stations and schedules using "Meadowlands Sports Complex" as the final destination.
Stadium parking lots will open at 4 p.m.
Reminder: This is a sold-out event. Tickets will not be available at the stadium box office on gameday.