USA v Mexico: Columbus, OH: Nov 11, 2016

Discussion in 'USA Men: Fans & Travel' started by Real Corona, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. FoxBoro 143

    FoxBoro 143 Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know it's a pretty safe assumption, but has Columbus officially been announced as the site of this match?
     
  3. Smurfquake

    Smurfquake Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    San Carlos, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I haven't seen any announcement, but it would be pretty amazing if they put that game anywhere else. "Sorry, Columbus, you've had the home WCQ against Mexico for the last four cycles and we won dos-a-cero every time, but now we're moving the game somewhere else." Really? It's kind of inconceivable that this game would be somewhere else.
     
  4. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Doug McIntyre claimed Sunil gulati told him the game would be in Columbus
     
  5. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...qualifying-road-to-russia-for-2018-world-cup/

    Near the end of his postgame press conference late Tuesday, Jurgen Klinsmann was asked if there was any doubt that Columbus, Ohio, would host the U.S. national team’s World Cup qualifier against Mexico this fall.

    “I have no doubt,” he said, “but the president is sitting behind you.”

    From the third row of the EverBank Field auditorium, U.S. Soccer Federation boss Sunil Gulati said of himself: “He has no doubt either.”

    Columbus, here we come. Not officially. Not yet, anyway.
     
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  6. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    In, locked and loaded. Not bringing the wife. :) Dudes trip for sure.
     
  7. trafficjam304

    trafficjam304 Member

    May 28, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How would one get tickets to this game? Is there a pre-sale for MLS season ticket holders, fancy credit card holders, Copa Americana ticket purchasers, or something like that?
     
  8. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    Tickets will be sold through ticketmaster, with USSC members and AO members getting first crack. Lottery for sure, then to general public. I do believe Crew season ticket holders also get first crack as well.

    Just don't resell it to anyone wearing a green shirt. Ha.
     
  9. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
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    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    USA members and ao will get a code of some kind. Crew season holders will likely get a chance to buy a set number.

    Usually by that point there isn't much left.
     
  10. delpy88

    delpy88 Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No codes this year. Everything is a lottery. Weighted lottery, but still a lottery.
     
  11. Eddie Stiel

    Eddie Stiel Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Looking forward to an informational email from USSSC with instructions on how to enter the weighted lottery.

    From http://www.ussoccer.com/usavmextickets, I gather that US Soccer will sell tickets through its Ticketmaster Account Manager rather than through ticketmaster.com.

    Mobile tickets only. What a drag. Not everyone has a mobile device. We are covered with a work issued tablet. Still a cell phone free household.
     
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  12. slitz

    slitz Member+

    Feb 19, 2005
    Red City, 138
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    so if you get lucky and win the AO lottery and the general ticket lottery, you are basically stuck with extras due to the mobile ticketing?
     
  13. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    I may sound like an old man but I like having ticket stubs to remember the game by.
     
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  14. aimorris

    aimorris Member

    May 2, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah I was wondering the same. I'd like to enter the lottery and my brothers want to go to but we don't want to have to buy 9 tickets.
     
  15. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    there will be some sort of transferring or resell system (has to be). Don't fret, have the faith.

    and @Eddie Stiel ....dude you crack me up with your flip phone and stuff. find your way to Columbus and track me down for a cold beer on me.
     
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  16. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    During the Copa America I was able to email ticket master and ask for my mobile tickets to be exchanged for "real" tickets waiting for me at will call.
    I hope I can do similar for these.
     
  17. Eddie Stiel

    Eddie Stiel Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    I don't even have a flip phone. Landline only. Thanks for the cold beer offer and the one for Jacksonville as well. We didn't make it to the AO tailgate area there.

    If we win the ticket lottery, we'll be in Columbus. F mobile tickets. I've made it past 50 without a cell phone and the lack of one is an issue less than once a year. Sometimes I pity the digital natives who can't function without a phone telling them what to do.
     
  18. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Most sites print you a little ticket stub so you know where your seat is.
     
  19. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Every mobile platform ever has had these. Can't imagine us soccer won't.


    This is all about thwarting ticket brokers.
     
  20. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I really hate dealing with us soccer membership at the best of times. This will be very stressful. :(
     
  21. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    death, taxes, and your hatred towards ussc/ao. These are things we can always count on. :)
     
  22. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I just want someone to take my money!
     
  23. UnitedBorn

    UnitedBorn Member+

    Dec 7, 2015
    301
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  24. delpy88

    delpy88 Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
  25. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If transferring is too difficult, it could be a mess. I imagine that there will be couples (or groups of 4 or whatever) who both enter the lottery for two tickets to increase their chances of one of them winning, and some of them ending up with four tickets when they need two. AO normally sets up a face-value members-only exchange, so hopefully that will still be possible.

    The bootleg way to deal with this is to screenshot the mobile ticket and email the image file. I don't know if there's tech to thwart this. You also have to trust that the original ticketholder won't use the original image, but I suppose that's also the case when you pass PDF files around.

    I already have purchased my flights. If I don't have lottery success I'll go anyway and take my chances.
     

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