The San Antonio Scorpions announce the first annual "Futbol & Fireworks", a two-day event that will feature an international doubleheader on Saturday, June 30 and a celebration of America's Independence on Wednesday, July 4.
On June 30, the team will host the Scorpions International Challenge, a double header that features their match against the Atlanta Silverbacks and an exhibition match between two prominent club teams from Mexico's first division: Reigning CONCACAF Champions League champion C.F. Monterrey Rayados and San Luis F.C.
The Scorpions International Challenge is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. at Heroes Stadium on Saturday, June 30.
Four days later on Wednesday, July 4, the Scorpions will celebrate America's Independence with a 4th of July Fireworks Celebration powered by Magic in the Sky, which will feature a fireworks show at the conclusion of the Scorpions match against FC Edmonton. Kickoff for the match is set for 7:30 p.m.
"We are honored to have C.F. Monterrey Rayados and San Luis F.C. come to San Antonio to be part of what will be a memorable week for our fans and city," Scorpions President Michael Hitchcock said. "Our goal with 'Futbol & Fireworks' is to bring fun and excitement to San Antonio while bringing the city together in celebrating what makes our city and our nation great."
The Scorpions intend to make the Scorpions International Challenge an annual event, bringing international clubs from around the world to play in San Antonio as part of a double header with a regular season Scorpions match.
C.F. Monterrey is one of the most prestigious clubs in the Mexican first division and is in the midst of its most successful era in club history. They have won the CONCACAF Champions League the past two years and have also won four league titles (1986, 2003, 2009, 2010) and a Copa Mexico tournament (1991).
San Luis, founded in 1957, is also a part of the Mexican first dvision and has had a string of success in international tournaments, such as Copa Sudamericana and Copa Libertadores, in recent years.
For the Scorpions International Challenge on June 30, season ticket holders and those who already purchased a ticket for the Scorpions' June 30 match against the Atlanta Silverbacks do not need to purchase a separate ticket. Their ticket for the match against the Silverbacks will serve as admission for both matches.
Reserved section seating for the Scorpions International Challenge can be purchased prior to the game online or at the STAR Soccer Complex box office for $45. Groups of 10 or more can save $10 over gameday pricing for reserved section seating at $40 per seat. Day of game pricing for reserved seats are $50.
All general admission seating (sideline and endline) for the Scorpions International Challenge can also be purchased online or at the box office prior to gameday for $25. Groups of 10 or more can save $10 over gameday pricing for general admission seating at $20 per seat. Day of game pricing for general admission seats are $30.
The Scorpions are also offering a special "Futbol & Fireworks Ticket Pack" which will give fans an opportunity to attend the Scorpions International Challenge and the 4th of July Fireworks Celebration at a discounted rate. The package includes general admission seating for all three games at $30 per seat ($10 per game).
For more information on purchasing tickets, call 210-637-3411 or visit SanAntonioScorpions.com.