Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Mexico vs. Bolivia Tonight

It's Wednesday morning and the first event of 2009 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park hits tonight, and the stadium is a hive of activity today.

Staffers from Soccer United Marketing, the official promoters of the match, are running around today coordinating final details with Rapids and stadium staff to make sure everything is in place for tonight's production.

The weather's also much better today than yesterday, to the delight of the Mexican delegation, who were "muy frio" at their 7-9pm training session at the complex last night.

The Rapids also hosted a special reception with the Mexican Federation President, Desio de Maria, Rapids Managing Director Jeff Plush, and the Mexican Consul, Eduardo Arnal, last night in a swank room at the Westin Hotel with key members of Colorado's latino community.

Mr. de Maria spoke about the great rivalry between the US and Mexico and how great it is to be able to bring El Tricolor to the States so the local Mexican-American population can feel the passion of their homeland live and in person.

Timeline for today's events:

-3:00pm Futbol Fiesta begins in stadium VIP lots, featuring live bands, food, music and vendors; admission is free
-5:30pm stadium gates open
-7:00pm kickoff

The game as of this morning is close to being sold out but is not yet....a big walkup crowd is expected this afternoon, and any fence-sitters should act sooner rather than later if they are still looking for tickets.

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