The Basque Soccer Friendly featuring Athletic Club Bilbao versus Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente on July 29, 2015 in Boise, Idaho will kick off at 7:00pm MT.
Boise, Idaho- The Basque Soccer Friendly announces today that the highly anticipated matchup on Wednesday, July 29 will kick off at 7:00pm MT in Albertsons Stadium on the campus of Boise State University. The kick off time for the Basque Soccer Friendly had not previously been announced and it has now been finalized for 7:00pm MT. The friendly match will feature Athletic Club Bilbao from the Basque region of Spain versus Club Tijuana Xoloitzuintles from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.
The Basque Soccer Friendly will be a historical game in the heart of the Basque American Diaspora of Boise, Idaho featuring Athletic Club Bilbao. Athletic Club Bilbao is one of only three clubs that have never been relegated from La Liga, the others being Real Madrid and Barcelona. In the table of Copa del Rey titles, Athletic Club is second only to FC Barcelona, having won the Cup 24 times. Athletic Club Bilbao and FC Barcelona are scheduled to face each other in the 2015 Copa del Rey on Saturday, May 30, 2015.
Club Tijuana became the fastest club to win a championship following promotion to Mexico’s top flight Liga MX in 2012. Club Tijuana has seven American players on their rosters, five of which are age 20 or younger and have played for the U.S. Youth National Teams. The most notable American is 24-year-old midfielder Joe Corona, who has two goals in 14 appearances for the U.S. Men’s National Team. Corona has spent his entire professional career with Club Tijuana.
Tickets to the Basque Soccer Friendly are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com, by calling or visiting the Boise State Athletic Ticket Office on the west side of Albertsons Stadium (208-426-4737) or by visiting select Walmart locations with Tickemaster retail outlets including the Walmarts in Boise on Cole Rd; Meridian on Fairview Ave., or in Nampa on Franklin Rd, 12th Avenue or S. Middleton Rd. More information including Ticket Prices, Parking Map and Tailgating information available at www.BasqueSoccerFriendly.com
Basque Soccer Friendly Sponsors include the Provincial Government of Bizkaia, Southern Idaho Toyota Dealers, the City of Boise, Holland & Hart, KTVB Channel 7, St. Luke’s, McAlvain Group of Companies, Albertsons, Capital City Development Corporation, Carew Co., Cinder Wines, Idaho Power Company, Payette Brewing Company, Wide Eye Productions and Double R Ranch.
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