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All Is Set For Copa Nissan: Club América vs. Tigres UANL March 26th

There will be a Soccer Festival starting at 12:00 pm

HOUSTON (Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016) – There are only few days left until the awaited Copa Nissan match-up featuring Club América and Tigres UANL taking place this Saturday, March 26, at BBVA Compass Stadium starting at 3:00 p.m. (CST).

 

Club América, the current CONCACAF Champions League Champion, head into the match at the top of Liga MX and face Tigres UANL, the defending champion of Liga MX, that follows them closely in the standings. Last month, Tigres won over América by the score of 4-1, so a vibrant rematch is expected. In addition, both teams played their first matches of CONCACAF Champions League 2016 Semifinals last week, and this match could well be a preview of the Final.

 

As part of Copa Nissan weekend, a press conference is scheduled with players from both clubs, which will take place at 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 25 at the Westin Galleria Houston. Accreditations for media that are not already accredited with the Houston Dynamo will be available for pick-up at that time. There will also be appetizers and drinks for the press.

 

On game day, fans of both clubs will come from all corners of Texas to support their respective teams, and starting 12:00 p.m. fans will enjoy a “Soccer Festival” with music, food, entertainment, and interactive activations by the sponsors. The festival will take place on Rusk Street, right outside of BBVA Compass Stadium.

 

During halftime, a special recognition to Claudio Suarez is scheduled commemorating his outstanding football career. The former footballer of Pumas, Guadalajara, Tigres in the Liga MX and Chivas USA in MLS is the player with the most appearances for the Mexican National Soccer team (178 games between 1996 and 2006).

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 25

TEAM ARRIVALS TO IAH/HOU / PRESS CONFERENCE / PRACTICE

12:24 p.m.       CLUB AMERICA         

AeroMexico Vuelo: 472 - MEXICO/IAH (BUSH)

Departure: 09:05 a.m.                        Arrival: 12:24 p.m.

 

1:05 p.m.         TIGRES UANL

Aeromar Vuelo: 7300 - MONTERREY/HOBBY AIRPORT

Departure: 10:00 a.m.            Arrival: 1:05 p.m.

 

3:00 p.m.         Press Conference
The Westin Galleria – 5060 W Alabama St., Houston, TX 77056 (Suite: Plaza II)

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 26

GAME DAY

12:00 p.m.       Soccer Festival
Outside BBVA Compass Stadium (Rusk St.)

3:00 p.m.         Copa Nissan – Club América vs. Tigres UANL
BBVA Compass Stadium – 2200 Texas Ave., Houston, TX 77003

 

About BBVA Compass Stadium

BBVA Compass Stadium is a state-of-the-art, open-air stadium designed to host Houston Dynamo matches, Houston Dash matches and Texas Southern University football games as well as additional professional, collegiate and community sporting events, concerts, exhibitions, conventions and special events. Opened on May 12, 2012, the 340,000-square foot, 22,000-seat stadium is the first soccer-specific stadium in Major League Soccer located in a city’s downtown district.  With its downtown location, the stadium is a part of a true ‘Stadium District,’ which includes Minute Maid Park and the Toyota Center, as well as the George R. Brown Convention Center, Discovery Green, Warehouse Live and House of Blues.

 

About PRIMETIME Sports

PRIMETIME Sports is a leading sports marketing agency with 10+ years expertise in Multicultural, Hispanic, and Soccer Marketing.  PRIMETIME works with brands, agencies, and rights holders such as MLS and CONCACAF to drive business goals.  Some of PRIMETIME’s projects include Sueño MLS – Presented by Allstate, MLS Futbolito, Legends Cup, Gold Cup Flag Tour & Guinness World Record Breaking Mariachi performance, Beneful Soccer Platform, MLS Copa Bud Light, Romario vs. Campos Farewell match, the 100-Hour Chivas Game, Lowe’s Freestyle Soccer Tour, and International Soccer Matches among many others.  For more information, please visit www.ptimesports.com.


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