USA v Paraguay: Mar 27, 2018, Location: Cary, NC

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  1. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    me likey this one. Tiny stadium, fifa date, chance to see the real kids..

    MATCH INFORMATION
    Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    Location: Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.
    Match: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Paraguay - International Friendly
    Time: 7 p.m. ET

    TICKETS GO ON SALE STARTING FRIDAY, FEB. 23, 10 A.M. ET. SIX (6) TICKET LIMIT PER TRANSACTION.

    For the opportunity to buy tickets before the general public or those on U.S. Soccer's social media channels, fans should consider purchasing a U.S. Soccer Membership (only $55 for a one-year term at membership.ussoccer.com). New Members will have the opportunity to buy tickets early, plus receive other benefits, like a Member-exclusive scarf and a ten-percent discount on purchases at store.ussoccer.com.
     
  2. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They’ll call up Wondo
     
  3. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    I'm going to punch you next time we see each other.
     
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  4. Eddie Stiel

    Eddie Stiel Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Ticketmaster event page: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/usmnt...1723&majorcatid=10004&minorcatid=11#efeat4212

    Mobile ticketing only. There should be a box office pickup option on game day.

    Price range is $45 to $350. Seems pricey. The stadium is tiny, so that must be the reasoning for the high prices. I hope attendance tanks because the best cure for exorbitant prices is empty seats.

    Lowest price tickets for US-Bosnia in Carson were $25.
     
  5. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    $25 used to be the norm for endline tickets. Bad karma from the $100 price raise likely kept that Clint Dempsey shot out in Trinidad.
     
  6. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    #6 wixson7, Feb 19, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2018
    Onsale Date & Times
    (US Soccer Membership)

    Onsale to General Public
    Fri 02/23/18 10:00 am EST

    Official Platinum
    Start: Tue 02/20/18 10:00 am EST
    End: Tue 03/20/18 08:00 pm EDT

    Priority Presale
    Start: Tue 02/20/18 11:00 am EST
    End: Wed 02/21/18 08:00 am EST

    Preferred Presale
    Start: Tue 02/20/18 12:00 pm EST
    End: Wed 02/21/18 08:00 am EST

    NC Season Ticket Holders Presale
    Start: Wed 02/21/18 10:00 am EST
    End: Thu 02/22/18 08:00 am EST

    General Presale
    Start: Thu 02/22/18 10:00 am EST
    End: Fri 02/23/18 08:00 am EST

    Price Range
    $45.00 - $350.00
     
  7. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    AO sale starts at 2pm EST, 2/20


    Not thrilled with $45, but the venue is fantastic...I like that from USSF.
     
  8. hoys

    hoys New Member

    Jan 2, 2017
    Virginia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's a fun little stadium. Went to the College Cup there when I used to live nearby. Anyone think there's any chance this sells out? Seems like a ludicrous question to ask for a Tuesday night friendly, but 10K is pretty small and I feel like fans in NC will see this game as a treat. I won't know until a week or so before if I can swing the (4 hour) drive on a weeknight and am debating whether to grab a pair now.
     
  9. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If I were to bet I’d bet no. Because ticket prices are relatively high. Interest in the team is at an all time low and I don’t think (although don’t know) that there isn’t a huge Paraguayan community in North Carolina.

    The positives for a sell out are the small venue and going to a place that in the last decade or whatever hasn’t hosted a US game to my memory. If I’m betting I’m taking 7k
     
  10. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    Ok,
    1) I deserve any grief you guys give me for this shameless plug.
    2) It's my obligation (as your honorable Fan Council delegate) to promote these events as they come up.
    3) I'll be there, probably in an awkward room with diet cokes and hot dogs to meet/greet the fellow US Soccer Members. (Eddie, this is free food!!)
    4) We've been pushing USSF to give US Members more 'access to things'. It's a start.

    US Members hopefully received this email this week.


    We invite you to join us in the Member Lounge during pregame of the U.S. MNT vs. Paraguay match on Tuesday, March 27. The lounge will be open from 6:00 p.m. ET to 7:30 p.m. ET.

    Non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks will be provided. Other beverages can be purchased outside of the lounge at the concession stands.

    To reserve your two (2) Member Lounge passes (one for you and one for a guest), please RSVP by Monday, March 26 at 9 a.m. ET. You may not RSVP for more than two passes.

    Thank you,
    U.S. Soccer Membership

    P.S. Skip the lines at the gates! As a member, you have the exclusive opportunity to enter the stadium through the Member VIP entrance located at the far left side of the NE Gate. The line will be open to Members between 6:30pm-7:30pm only. The gate can be identified by a U.S. Soccer Membership branded sign. Your Member Lounge pass is required to gain access to through this entrance.
     
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  11. Eddie Stiel

    Eddie Stiel Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    They had one of these deals at the US/Canada WNT match at Avaya in November. It's a nice idea. They had vegan pizza and soft drinks among other things. The one in Jacksonville in the luxury box for the WCQ vs. T&T was the best one, once we figured out how to get there through the maze of club areas, escalators and elevators. They had a couple of Gold Cup trophies on display. I was part way out the door with one of them when they caught me. Don't taze me, bro. Ha. Ha. The staff is always friendly.

    Those emails only go to members that have bought tickets, I think. I didn't get one. The system is inconsistent as is my memory. I recall getting invites to open practices and other things for games I wasn't going to. Nothing for this one, but they got me for that WNT game in November.
     
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  12. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

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

    I look forward to taking advantage of these perks next year when we play games again. :)
     
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  13. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    Little post game review..

    Pregame: Was with buddy tailgating in parking lot, real family feel to the crowd. Such a strange high school stadium feel. Went into the US Members “VIP zone”. Chips and salsa, carrots and ranch dressing were the highlights. Met a few people. Slim turnout but is a good thing they’ve got setup.

    Fans: sat in AO section and thought it was great. Really good vibe, packed, and the capo/band was awesome. Dude had a trumpet, another had snare/symbol type setup, and Brunken was on bass drum and Donald organizing things. It was quite entertaining, more like a jazz band. What I like was that they kept the songs/jam going for a while, enjoyed it, kudos to them. Very enjoyable game to watch, field looked fantastic and stadium was packed.

    Overall, thumbs up. First home game since “the incident” so it had a weird casual vibe. Maybe just me but it was strange and sad, but a great way to restart the process. Not sure I’ve seen a game in 15 years without MB, deuce, lando, Timmy.

    Ok, I’m back and committed to the rebuilding process.
     
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