NEW YORK & MEXICO CITY (Tuesday, September 12, 2023) – The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF) and Soccer United Marketing (SUM) today announced that the 2023 MexTour will culminate its landmark 20th anniversary season on Saturday, December 16, 2023 (4 p.m. PT), when the Mexican Men’s National Team takes on Colombia at the iconic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, presented by AT&T. Tickets for the match will go on sale Friday, September 15 at 10 a.m. PT through www.SomosLocales.com.
The Los Angeles match will mark the sixth and final event of the Mexican National Team’s highly popular annual U.S. Tour, which has already visited San Diego and Dallas in 2023. Additional matches this year include tonight’s game against Uzbekistan at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and October matches in Charlotte and Philadelphia against Ghana and Germany, respectively. Tickets for those matches are now on sale through www.SomosLocales.com.
- Media Assets: Assets for this announcement, including images, videos, and logos can be found HERE
Southern California has become a second home to the Mexican National Team, having played countless games over the years at the legendary Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in front of capacity crowds. Mexico last played at the Coliseum on July 3, 2021, in a 4-0 victory over Nigeria. The 2023 match is also part of the historic stadium’s ‘Coliseum Forever’ celebration, honoring the landmark centennial anniversary of the venue.
Under the direction of Head Coach Jimmy Lozano, Mexico was crowned the 2023 Gold Cup champion this past July with a win over Panama in front of a sold-out crowd at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Colombia began its World Cup qualifying process last week with a 1-0 win over Venezuela, as it looks to earn a spot in the 2026 FIFA World Cup in U.S., Mexico, and Canada.
History of Mexico vs. Colombia
- Total matches: 30
- Record: Mexico leads series with 12 wins, 10 draws & 8 losses
- Total goals scored: Mexico 33, Colombia 25
- Last match: MexTour 2022, Santa Clara, CA, 2-3 victory by Colombia
Now in its 20th edition, Mexican National Team U.S. Tour matches have become one of the most popular sporting events in the U.S., with an average attendance of 60,000 fans per match in the last decade. Mexican National Team matches allow the team to prepare for important competitions such as the FIFA World Cup and Concacaf Nations League, while reaching their fervent fan base across North America. A recent study by Equation Research identified 60 million fans of the Mexican National Team in the United States, making it one of the most followed sports teams in the country.
The 2023 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour, sponsored by adidas, AT&T, Bud Light, Crest, Expedia, Gillette Labs, Gran Centenario Tequila, La Verde Gas Station and Convenience Stores, The Home Depot, and Wells Fargo, will visit various cities across the United States in 2023 and be broadcast nationally on the TelevisaUnivision family of networks and Univision Radio.
Www.SomosLocales.com is the ultimate fan destination page with the latest information related to the tour, including the full schedule, on-sale dates, gameday guide and activities, public health and safety FAQs, events, and more. Fans are also invited to visit the official Mexican National Team U.S. e-store, ShopMNT.com, featuring the latest team gear, including jerseys, official team merchandise and more. Information regarding ticket sales will be available closer to the events.
Media accreditations for the match are not yet available. An alert will be sent to media when the process opens.
2023 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour Dates
|Opponent||Venue||City||Tickets / Attendance||TV/Radio / Final Score|
|Saturday, June 10||Cameroon||Snapdragon Stadium||San Diego, CA||30,543||2-2|
|Saturday, September 9; 9 p.m. CT||Australia||AT&T Stadium||Arlington, TX||52,787||2-2|
|Tuesday, September 12; 8 p.m. ET||Uzbekistan||Mercedes-Benz Stadium||Atlanta, GA||www.SomosLocales.com||TV: TelevisaUnivision family of networks Radio: Univision Radio|
|Saturday, October 14; 9 p.m. ET||Ghana||Bank of America Stadium||Charlotte, NC||www.SomosLocales.com||TV: TelevisaUnivision family of networks Radio: Univision Radio|
|Tuesday, October 17, 8 p.m. ET||Germany||Lincoln Financial Field||Philadelphia, PA||www.SomosLocales.com||TV: TelevisaUnivision family of networks Radio: Univision Radio|
|Saturday, December 16, 4 p.m. PT||Colombia||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||Los Angeles, CA||www.SomosLocales.com||TV: TelevisaUnivision family of networks Radio: Univision Radio|
About Soccer United Marketing
Soccer United Marketing (SUM), the commercial arm of Major League Soccer, is the preeminent commercial soccer enterprise in North America, overseeing the commercialization, marketing, promotion, and operational execution of the region’s most successful soccer entities. SUM holds the exclusive rights to Major League Soccer, the Mexican National Teams for the U.S. market (MexTour and MexTour W), Leagues Cup, Campeones Cup, Copa Angelina and Concacaf Properties (including Concacaf Gold Cup™, Concacaf Nations League Finals, Concacaf Champions Cup and Concacaf W). In addition, SUM held the promotional and commercial rights to the highly successful 2016 Copa America Centenario.
About the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, a living memorial to all who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War I, has been a civic treasure for generations of Angelenos. Located in the Exposition Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA, the Coliseum is a 77,500 capacity multi-purpose stadium which opened in 1923. Home to the USC Trojans, the legendary stadium has been named as one of the nation’s 40 best stadiums to experience college football by Sporting News, and ranked USC football at the Coliseum as the nation’s No. 3 stadium experience by StadiumJourney.com. Following a recent renovation in 2019, the stadium is now home to a newly added seven-story suite and press tower which includes luxurious suites, loge boxes, club seats, a new press box, and the rooftop 1923 Club with a 360-degree view of the Los Angeles basin; along with several upgrades including new seating, updated technology and concession stands, additional food options for guests, and much more.
The legacy of events and individuals hosted in nine-plus-decades reads like no other, including the only venue to host two Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and the Track and Field Competition for the Summer Olympics (Xth Olympiad in 1932, XXIIIrd Olympiad in 1984) and soon a third (XXXIVth Olympiad in 2028); home to college football’s USC Trojans since 1923 and the UCLA Bruins (1928-1981); professional football’s Los Angeles Rams (1946-1979 and 2016-2019); appearances by U.S. Presidents Franklin D Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan; and international dignitaries such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez, Pope John Paul II, the Dalai Lama, and Nelson Mandela, to name a few. Additionally, the Coliseum, designated a National Historic monument in 1984, has hosted some of the greatest acts in entertainment, including Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Prince, and many more. For more information, please visit lacoliseum.com.