OTTAWA, ON — The Canadian Soccer Association has announced that BMO Field will be the venue for a Canadian send-off match before the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup in June. Canada will face Ecuador in a Men’s International Friendly match Wednesday 1 June in Toronto, ON.
Ticket sales for the general public will begin on Wednesday 20 April at 10.00 ET (07.00 PT) with pre-sales on 18 and 19 April at 10.00 ET (07.00 PT).
Canada is taking part in the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup from 5-25 June.
Canada’s first match is 7 June against USA in Detroit, MI, USA, in close proximity to Windsor, ON and the Canada-USA border.
The 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup serves as the qualification route for the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013. The team will be training in Southwestern Ontario in advance of the match.
Head Coach Stephen Hart commented that : “Ecuador will prove to be ideal opposition for CONCACAF Gold Cup preparation. They are quality opposition, very athletic, with a style of play will be very similar to our CONCACAF opposition.”
The 1 June match will mark the first time Canada wears its new Umbro kit in Canada. The new kits made their debut in Greece in a Men’s International Friendly match on 9 February.
South American side Ecuador will be visiting both USA and Canada in the weeks leading up to the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Following the Canada-USA match on 7 June, Canada faces Guadeloupe on 11 June in Tampa, FL and Panama on 14 June in Kansas City, MO.
Further information on ticket prices and group sales will be announced in the coming days. Tickets will be available via Ticketmaster (ticketmaster.ca / 855.985.5000).
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