BOULDER, Colo. – More than half of the 61,500-seat Soldier Field has been accounted for since tickets for the USA Eagles’ match against the New Zealand All Blacks went on sale to the general public Monday.
Nearly 20,000 tickets were purchased June 13 by fans who registered on the USAvAllBlacks.com website for preferred seating opportunities, while MasterCard holders had access to tickets June 14.
Though there are plenty of seats remaining for what will be the highest-attended international rugby match on the continent, tickets are going fast and are not expected to be available by the time July hits.
“We are very pleased with the tremendous interest in the match and hope that those fans who want to join us November 1 don’t wait too long, as we have a limited number of tickets remaining after just one day of sales,” USA Rugby Chief Executive Officer Nigel Melville said.
“Monday was a great testament to the rising interest in the sport, and our match will be one that no sports fan will want to miss.”
The All Blacks will visit the United States for an international match for the first time since 1980, when an exhibition was held against the Eagles in San Diego, Calif. The Eagles have only met the two-time and reigning IRB Rugby World Cup champions three times since their inception more than 100 years ago.