More than 20,000 tickets have been sold for the U.S. Men’s National Team game against Scotland on May 26 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla.
Ticket sales to date already have surpassed the previous Jacksonville soccer attendance record set on Aug. 11, 1981, when 18,088 witnessed the Jacksonville Tea Men take on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the first year of North American Soccer League action at the Gator Bowl.
The match kicks off at 8 p.m. ET and will be televised live on NBC Sports Network.
Tickets starting at $22 are on sale at ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout the Jacksonville area (including many Walmart stores). Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290.
Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a custom made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits) also are available exclusively through ussoccer.com.
The USA’s game in Jacksonville will be its first in the city in more than a decade, with the last match representing one of the biggest upsets in U.S. history. On Feb. 6, 1999, the MNT defeated defending European Champion Germany 3-0 in front of 17,259 fans, the previous attendance record for a U.S. match in Jacksonville.
The U.S. holds an all-time 1-3-2 record against Scotland and last played the team to a 1-1 tie in Glasgow on Nov. 12, 2005.
The Jacksonville game will be the first meeting on American soil between the sides since May 30, 1998, when the teams tied 0-0 in Washington, D.C.
After playing Brazil on May 30 in Landover, Md., and Canada on June 3 in Toronto, the U.S. will return to Florida to open the Semifinal Round of FIFA World Cup Qualifying against Antigua & Barbuda on June 8 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.