NEW YORK CITY & MEXICO CITY (Tuesday, April 12, 2022) – The 2022 MexTour will feature four marquee matches in four months across the United States, including one at Mercedes- Benz Stadium on August 31, as the Mexican National Team embarks on the road to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF) and Soccer United Marketing (SUM) today announced Dallas, Phoenix, Chicago, and Atlanta as the four major U.S. metropolitan areas that will host 2022 MexTour summer matches.
2022 MexTour Schedule
Tickets for the Atlanta match will go on sale via Ticketmaster on Tuesday, April 19 at 10 a.m.
The MexTour has visited Mercedes-Benz Stadium on two previous occasions, included a special homecoming in June of 2019. The first match for El Tri at Mercedes-Benz Stadium featured the return of Tata Martino, the former Atlanta United head coach who is now at the helm of the Mexican national team vs. a Venezuelan squad featuring Atlanta United’s Josef Martinez.
Paraguay could provide a similar moment should the roster include former Atlanta United star Miguel Almiron who would return to Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the first time since winning the MLS Cup in 2018. Almiron is now a star with Newcastle United of the Premier League.
El Tri also played match at MBS in June of 2021 vs. Honduras in front of a crowd of over 70,000 fans, which at the time was one of the largest soccer crowds in the world coming off the global pandemic.
About the MexTour
In its 19th edition, Mexican National Team U.S. Tour matches have become one of the most popular sporting events in the U.S., with an average attendance of 60,000 fans per match in the last decade. Mexican National Team matches allow the team to prepare for important competitions like the FIFA World Cup and Concacaf Gold Cup, while reaching their fervent fan base across North America. A 2020 study by Equation Research identified 60 million fans of the Mexican National Team in the United States, making it one of the most followed sports teams in the country.
About Soccer United Marketing
Soccer United Marketing (SUM), the commercial arm of Major League Soccer, is the preeminent commercial soccer enterprise in North America, overseeing the commercialization, marketing, promotion and operational execution of the region’s most successful soccer entities. SUM holds the exclusive rights to Major League Soccer, U.S. Soccer, the Mexican National Teams (for the U.S. market), Leagues Cup, Campeones Cup and Concacaf Properties (including Gold Cup™, Nations League Finals, Concacaf Champions League and Concacaf W). In addition, SUM held the promotional and commercial rights to the highly successful 2016 Copa America Centenario.