USA-Mexico Feb 7,2007 Glendale Arizona

Discussion in 'USA Men: Fans & Travel' started by Galaxian, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. Galaxian

    Galaxian Member

    Oct 30, 2005
    Newport Beach, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Will you be going to this match , and what are your hotel/ travel plans?

    I will be there with two of my friends , so I will start looking for a hotel for the night of the 7th.

    Im planning on leaving the morning of the seventh , and coming home the following day.
     
  2. FreedomJess

    FreedomJess New Member

    Nov 7, 2005
    AZ
    Yes!!!! I'll be there with a bunch of people. I live on the east side of Phoenix. If you are going to stay in town, get a room in Avondale or Goodyear. It will be the easiest place to get a cheap room and be no more than 15 min. from the stadium.
     
  3. Galaxian

    Galaxian Member

    Oct 30, 2005
    Newport Beach, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There is no info yet on the Sams Army section , but it will be best for all of us to be in the same section , since we will most likely be outnumbered.


    The tickets start at 28 dollars , so that will most likely be the price for the supporters section.

    I will have a 20x30 USA flag for this match also ,thanks to the Tri Soccer Fanatics .

    I cant wait for this match !
     
  4. Liv'poolFaninAZ

    Liv'poolFaninAZ New Member

    Oct 24, 2004
    Glendale, Arizona
    YESSSSS!!!!!! FINALLY a match in MY BACK YARD!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOHOOOOO I'm there! I am SOOOOOOOO there!! The Cardinals Stadium is THE BEST stadium in the U.S. BAR none! I've been there a few times already LOVE it! I cannot WAIT. I hope to see plenty of U.S. support!! I know everytime that Mexico plays here they packed Bank One Ballpark. this is SOOOOO exciting! I just told my wife to can anything she might have thought about getting me for x-mas. I just want my Tickets!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. drew_VT_6

    drew_VT_6 Member

    Feb 22, 2000
    Orange County, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why are articles saying University of Phoenix stadium?

    Is that what the Cardinals stadium is called?
     
  6. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 13, 2000
    IOWA
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes, U of P Stadium hosts Cardinals games, the Fiesta Bowl, and January's BCS Bowl.

    Oh, and USA - Mexico also!

    In fact if you go to nfl.com, Cardinals, Stadium, you get info on US-Mex!

    It's time to visit my brother in Phoenix!!! :D
     
  7. jorge805

    jorge805 Member

    Feb 14, 2001
    Vegas
    Anyone know if U.S. Soccer is offering a pre-sale for their supporters (I forget what the little e-mail blast club is called)?

    Who the hell wants to sit on the field? You can't see sh*t...such an American thing to do.
     
  8. westsidepunk

    westsidepunk New Member

    May 31, 2003
    Tucson, AZ
    I do not believe that they did. I only recieved the email announcing the match, with public tickets going on sale Tuesday. If they are going to announce a pre-sale, they did not leave themselves much time. But you could order tickets and sit with Sams's Army. Check this link for info to be posted.

    http://www.sams-army.com/index.php?Mlist=event&Mid=101
     
  9. Thomas Flannigan

    Feb 26, 2001
    Chicago
    The Sam's Army webpage is not offering tickets for the Mexico game but says "Ticket info to be posted soon."

    The pattern in the last 18-24 months has been for the USSF to offer tickets to the general public before any confirmation is given concerning tickets for Sam's Army or U.S. Supporters. Usually, a supporters' section is offered AFTER the public sale is well underway. With this schedule, many of the most dedicated fans have already bought tickets. This undermines the viability of the movement when the hard core end up being dispersed around the stadium.

    It may well be this is the way the USSF wants to end the tradition of a loud supporters' section, while maintaining plausible deniability of its intentions. It also may come from the sponsors, who want us out and want to cater to children and women, their target audience. Quite simply, if we can't get tickets together there is not much point in other organizational activities. Any possibility of countering the huge Mexican fan base at the game is destroyed by the ticketing policies that disperse the hard core.
    I started a thread about 2 years ago "Phoenix Travel Tips" when there were press reports of a national teeam game in Phoenix. I can't use the archive function but I recall there were some good posts there, in addition to my usual review of the local youth hostel. I think the hostel in Phoenix is pretty bad but it is cheap.
     
  10. Fez

    Fez Member

    Mar 24, 2000
    Phoenix, AZ USA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Actually there is a pre-sale for Cardinals season ticketholders in the expensive seats. Find the game on ticketmaster. You can buy tickets NOW using the password "glendale". I already have my tickets! Woo hoo!:)
     
  11. Liv'poolFaninAZ

    Liv'poolFaninAZ New Member

    Oct 24, 2004
    Glendale, Arizona
    I feel the need to warn you guys though, that the UoP Stadium has a LOT of stupid rules!!!! I recently called the Stadium to see if the rules were for Cardinals games only or if they applied to ALL events there, the girl who answered my call was very sweet, but did not know, she told me to call in January to find out what the rules were. I know from experience though that Big flags are forbidden at Cardinal Games, I hope not for this. I also know that if the Stadium has the same retards do security that do security for the NFL games we're all in for a long frustrating night! the company that does security for the Cardinals games is a company called S.A.F.E. and they somehow feel the need to keep telling people to sit in their seats and have kicked fans out for standing too long!! I hope that we will have a different scenario come Feb 7th. because this is a rare opportunity to see US play MEX and I can't wait!!
     
  12. jorge805

    jorge805 Member

    Feb 14, 2001
    Vegas
    Good lookin' out! Thx.

    Pricey...These are worse than WC '06 Tix.
     
  13. Liv'poolFaninAZ

    Liv'poolFaninAZ New Member

    Oct 24, 2004
    Glendale, Arizona
    Used the password, got my TIX I'm in Section 203! row 1 let's sell this section out to U.S. fans Let's go!
     
  14. Galaxian

    Galaxian Member

    Oct 30, 2005
    Newport Beach, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ill be getting my seats for the Sams Army section , and ill have to contact the stadium cause that is extremely gay if they dont let me bring the 20x30 USA flag.
     
  15. Thomas Flannigan

    Feb 26, 2001
    Chicago
    Galaxian, thank you for your efforts. At a minimum, we should have a big flag at every national team game.
    I am quite sure the Mexican fans will be bringing flags and banners and the security will have to allow them in (as they should), no matter what the NFL rules are. I just hope American fans are accorded the same rights on American soil.
    There have been many threads about the hostility of US stadium security to silly things like flags, standing during the game and so on. We have not made any progress in this regard and the USSF could do more at least about this. They got permission to rent the stadium didn't they?
    From a security standpoint it makes a lot of sense to segregate the fan groups if possible. This is the way they do it in Mexico City and every other soccer town worth its salt. So the USSF's failure to offer Sam's Army/US Supporter tickets is disappointing.
    My two cents.
     
  16. boomersooner027

    May 13, 2004
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    Bahamas
    I'll be going to the UofP stadium for the Fiesta Bowl in a couple weeks, I'll be sure to take some notes to let ya'll know the skinny on stuff around the stadium and post it back here.
     
  17. tcdad

    tcdad New Member

    Jan 24, 2004
    Phoenix
    Well, I got my tickets, Section 209 Row 1!!!! I've been waiting for a match down here in the Valley since I showed up in 2001. I can't wait!!

    Regarding UofP Stadium (such an unfortunate sponsor name) security, I know that they were trained somewhat before the Club America -Chivas match a few weeks ago which attracted 40,000+ Mexican league fans. Anyone here go to that one? Hopefully they have gotten adjusted to normal football behavior after that match.

    Anyway, last time I saw this rivalry was US-Mexico at Foxboro almost a decade ago; the double header with Revolution-Tampa Bay. A great time, especially after we scored a couple of Sam Adams beers from a couple of poor guys who were really desperate for a bottle opener :).

    Cheers All!!!

    TcDad.
     
  18. tcdad

    tcdad New Member

    Jan 24, 2004
    Phoenix
    60/40 sounds a little generous o us US fans :)

    How was security at the America-Chivas match? The english language papers obviously didn't report anything about it, except for the attendance and the score.

    Cheers.
     
  19. tcdad

    tcdad New Member

    Jan 24, 2004
    Phoenix
    Thanks for the feedback :) (OK, where do I get the graphical emoticons??)

    I guess my ultimate question is how much security allowed standing, singing, cheering, flag waving, banners over the edge,... you know typical futbol behavior...

    I know it's a cliche, but I've been known to scream out a little "Ole, Ole" once in a while at a match here and there (and I know my daughter will too :)). OK, OK, last time was when Solskjaer was coming in to play against Celtic in 03.

    I can't wait for some real football!!

    Cheers,

    TcDad
     
  20. cjk1975

    cjk1975 New Member

    Dec 12, 2006

    From http://www.azcardinals.com/stadium/stadium_location.php

    Banners & Signs
    · Cardinals fans are encouraged to show their support and may bring handheld signs to Cardinals Stadium, provided they are football related and in good taste as determined by Cardinals Stadium security. Signs cannot be commercial, political or obscene in nature. Signs may not be affixed or hung anywhere in Cardinals Stadium or displayed in a manner that obstructs other fans' views of the game or stadium scoreboards/advertising signage. The signs must be made of a paper or lightweight cloth like material. Signs cannot utilize wood, metal or similar types of materials for support. Maximum dimensions of a sign are three feet by two feet.

    Is a flag a sign?
     
  21. Galaxian

    Galaxian Member

    Oct 30, 2005
    Newport Beach, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  22. chuckster

    chuckster New Member

    Aug 4, 2006
    M.E. FL
    its so sad that the ussf GIVE'S NO SUPPORT TO THE U.S. FANS, AS THEY DO FOR MEXICAN SOCCER FANS ..TICKET SALES AND SUCH....IT WILL AS IF IN A STADIUM IN MEXICO...WICH I GUESS IS NOT SO BAD BECAUSE OF THE PASSION AND ATMOSPHERE OF A RIVAL GAME.
     
  23. Galaxian

    Galaxian Member

    Oct 30, 2005
    Newport Beach, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    no need to shout :p Everyone just hold on for a little bit , tickets havent gone on sale to the general public yet , and the info for the Sams Army tickets will be up soon.

    I cant wait for this game.
     
  24. The Wisdom Cube

    The Wisdom Cube New Member

    Oct 7, 2005
    Clemson, SC
    If any attendant gives you trouble just ask them why do they hate America.
     
  25. law5guy

    law5guy Member

    Jun 26, 2001

    But... at least I can bring my Seeing Eye Elephant to the game ;)

    Animals
    · Guide, signal and service animals are allowed inside Cardinals Stadium with fans that need their assistance. No other animals are permitted inside Cardinals Stadium.
     

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