It’s a new month already. Welcome to November where we would be witnessing one of the highly looked out for World Qualifiers, the game between the United States of America and Mexico to be held on the 11th of November.
The game which would be played at the Columbus Crew SC’s MAPFRE Stadium no longer has any tickets to be sold as tickets have been officially sold out.
For the first time in the history of US Soccer, all tickets would be issued in a mobile-only format. The MAPFRE Stadium can only contain no more than 23,665. However, the Federation has said that it received no less than 17,000 valid requests for tickets totaling about 56,000.
The tickets would however be awarded via a lottery system and those with successful requests would be notified duly. So far, this is the fifth straight sellout in any World Cup qualifiers. For the first time, the both teams would be advancing to the final hexagonal stage of the qualifying games for the FIFA World Cup Competition to be hosted by Russia.
For those fans whose requests were unsuccessful, a system has been put in place for them to be automatically pushed down into a second lottery created in the event of any additional seating or tickets that might be left unused. There are also some options that allow for fans to upgrade or guarantee their tickets via a number of US Soccer programs. These however, are also on a first come, first serve basis.
While the tickets have actually been sold out with the Federation, several tickets remain available on a few secondary markets such as TicketNetwork, SeatGeek and Ticket Liquidator. However, as at the time of this news, just 30 tickets were left unsold on the shelves of these markets and they start at a price of about $268.