The 2022 MexTour, one of the top sports properties in North America, will kick off on Wednesday, April 27 at 8:00 p.m., when the Mexican National Team battles Guatemala at the newly-renovated Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fl – a candidate city and venue to host 2026 FIFA World Cup matches. The announcement was made today jointly by the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF), the City of Orlando, Greater Orlando Sports Commission, and Soccer United Marketing (SUM).
Tickets for the Orlando MexTour match will go on sale via www.MexTour.orgon Tuesday, March 8th at 10 a.m. EST.
Information on additional MexTour matches will be announced at a later date. Fans are encouraged to pre-register for future ticket information – and the opportunity to have first access to purchase limited ticket inventory – by visiting www.MexTour.org, the ultimate fan destination page with the latest information related to the tour, including the full schedule, on-sale dates, gameday guide and activities, public health and safety FAQs, events, and more.
Also, fans can visit the official Mexican National Team U.S. e-store, ShopMNT.com, featuring the latest team gear, including jerseys, official team merchandise and more. Information regarding ticket sales will be available closer to the events.
“This international matchup between Mexico and Guatemala at Camping World Stadium is a gift to soccer fans throughout Central Florida and beyond,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “Orlando consistently ranks as a top destination for competitive matches thanks to our community’s broad support of soccer, continued investment in stadium upgrades and our expertise in both hosting and hospitality. We truly are the Soccer Capital of the South.”
“We are so pleased that the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol selected Orlando and Camping World Stadium to kick off the 2022 MexTour,” said Jason Siegel, President & CEO of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission. “As our community continues to pursue Host City status for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, we are excited to show off all that Greater Orlando has to offer as we welcome the players, staff and fans of the Mexican National Team and Guatemala National Team.”
About Orlando’s Camping World Stadium
Located just minutes away from downtown Orlando, the 65,000-seat Camping World Stadium recently underwent $60 million in construction upgrades and enhancements which added an all-new premium Club Level and approximately 3,800 permanent seats on the north Plaza Level. The stadium has a rich soccer history, having hosted matches during the 1994 FIFA World Cup, 1996 Summer Olympics and 2016 Copa America Centenario. The MexTour returns to Orlando for the first time since 2015, where Mexico played Costa Rica to a 2-2 draw in front of nearly 55,000 fans.
History of Mexico v. Guatemala
- Total matches: 35
- Record: Mexico leads series with 23 wins, 4 losses and 8 draws
- Goals: Mexico 72 / Guatemala 32
- Last match: July 14, 2021 – Concacaf Gold Cup, Dallas, TX (MEX 3, GUA 0)
About the MexTour
In its 19th edition, Mexican National Team U.S. Tour matches have become one of the most popular sporting events in the U.S., with an average attendance of 60,000 fans per match in the last decade. Mexican National Team matches allow the team to prepare for important competitions like the FIFA World Cup and Concacaf Gold Cup, while reaching their fervent fan base across North America. A 2020 study by Equation Research identified 60 million fans of the Mexican National Team in the United States, making it one of the most followed sports teams in the country.
The Mexican National Team U.S. Tour, sponsored by adidas, AT&T, Bud Light, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Gran Centenario Tequila, Honey Nut Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Procter & Gamble, The Home Depot, and Wells Fargo, will visit various cities across the United States in 2022 and be broadcast nationally on the Univision family of networks and Fútbol de Primera Radio Network.
About Soccer United Marketing
Soccer United Marketing (SUM), the commercial arm of Major League Soccer, is the preeminent commercial soccer enterprise in North America, overseeing the commercialization, marketing, promotion and operational execution of the region’s most successful soccer entities. SUM holds the exclusive rights to Major League Soccer, U.S. Soccer, the Mexican National Teams (for the U.S. market), Leagues Cup, Campeones Cup and Concacaf Properties (including Gold Cup™, Nations League Finals, Concacaf Champions League and Concacaf W). In addition, SUM held the promotional and commercial rights to the highly successful 2016 Copa America Centenario.
About the Greater Orlando Sports Commission
GO Sports is a private, non-profit organization established to promote our regional destination and to attract and manage sports-related events, conferences and activities that drive positive economic development in the City of Orlando, Lake County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Seminole County. Founded in 1993, the organization has hosted or co-hosted more than 1,550 events in the Greater Orlando area with a total economic impact exceeding $2.1 billion in spending within the community. For more information, visit GreaterOrlandoSports.com