Home of San Antonio FC to Welcome Liga MX Clubs to the Alamo City
SAN ANTONIO, TX – Toyota Field will host an international exhibition match between Liga MX sides Tigres UANL and Club Santos Laguna on Wednesday, October 4 at 8 p.m. presented by SPD Sports. The match marks the third club friendly hosted at Toyota Field this year.
San Antonio FC Season Ticket Members will have an exclusive pre-sale window to purchase tickets to the match starting Friday, August 25. Tickets for the match will go on sale on Monday, August 28 at 10 a.m. CT. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting Ticketmaster.com, with prices starting at $35. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the AT&T box office as well as at all La Michoacana meat market locations in the San Antonio area.
“We are excited to host two historic Mexican clubs at Toyota Field,” said Director of Toyota Field Dave Susi. “It continues to be our goal to showcase high profile events in our venue, and this match between Tigres and Santos presents another opportunity for us to host prominent club soccer at Toyota Field.”
Tigres is a five-time Liga MX champion, most recently winning the Apertura 2016 and Apertura 2015 titles. The club has also won the Copa MX on three occasions, and claimed consecutive Campeon de Campeones title in 2016 and 2017. On the international stage, Tigres finished as runners-up in the past two editions of the CONCACAF Champions League (2015-16, 2016-17), and were SuperLiga champions in 2009.
Founded in 1988, Santos Laguna is one of the youngest yet most popular teams in Liga MX. The Coahuila club has won five first division titles, most recently winning the 2015 Clausura and the 2015 Campeon de Campeones match. Santos also earned their first Copa MX title in 2014, and has played in the CONCACAF Champions League final on two occasions, falling to Monterrey both times in the 2011-12 and 2012-13 editions of the competition. Santos Laguna most recently visited Toyota Field on July 7 when they faced off against San Antonio FC.
An 8,000-seat stadium, Toyota Field opened in 2013 and has been the home of the USL club San Antonio FC since the spring of 2016. The facility was acquired in 2015 by the City of San Antonio and Bexar County, in partnership with Spurs Sports & Entertainment who now control all operations of the facility along with the neighboring STAR Soccer Complex.
San Antonio FC will host two matches at Toyota Field this week. The club will welcome Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 on Wednesday, August 23 prior to hosting Portland Timbers 2 just three days later as the club looks to defend its second-place standing in the USL Western Conference.