The City of Orlando and Orlando City SC recently announced an International Friendly match between Mexico and Costa Rica. Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Mayor Buddy Dyer, and Orlando City SC founder Phil Rawlins were on hand for the announcement at the Orlando Citrus Bowl. This friendly will be the biggest international match up in The City Beautiful since the 1994 World Cup.
The Orlando Citrus Bowl will play host to the match up on June 27th at 6:00 pm. Leaders from both the city and county hope the two soccer giants will bring international media awareness as well as an economic impact to the area.
Mexico and Costa Rica have a rich football history together dating back to 1935. The match-up in June will mark the 50th meeting between the two countries (all competitions). This will be the first time both countries have faced off against each other here in The City Beautiful. For Mexico this will be their first visit to Orlando since their 2-1 win over Ireland in the 1994 World Cup.
Orlando City SC is offering a “Two Pack” starting at $45. The “Two Pack” will include one ticket for the May 17th Orlando City match against LA Galaxy, and one ticket for the June 27th Mexico vs Costa Rica match.
Individual match tickets for Mexico vs Costa Rica go on sale to the general public April 15th at 10 am. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster.