International Friendly Match Will Take Place on Tuesday, November 19th
Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, the sports, entertainment and technology company co-founded by Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, announced today that Latin American squads Honduras and Ecuador will face off in an international friendly match at BBVA Compass Stadium on Tuesday, November 19th. The match will kick off at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and will be available beginning Monday, October 28th at 10 a.m.
“We’re very excited to bring these two top Latin American teams back to the United States,” said Relevent Sports President and CEO Charlie Stillitano. “Houston’s residents are some of the most passionate sports fans in the world and always show up in full force to cheer on their beloved soccer teams.”
Honduras, who recently qualified for their third World Cup and second in as many years, returns for their second appearance at BBVA Compass Stadium having previously faced off against Peru last November. Los Catrachos, featuring the Houston Dynamo’s own Boniek Garcia and Wigan Athletic’s Roger Espinoza is currently ranked 34th in the FIFA standings and qualified for the 2014 World Cup by finishing third in CONCACAF.
The Ecuadorian National Football Team, affectionately known as La Tri by fans, is considered one of the premier teams in the world and is led by Antonio Valencia and Felipe Caicedo with over 100 combined international caps. They qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, which will mark the team’s third appearance in the World Cup. They are currently ranked 22nd in the FIFA rankings.
Tickets for Honduras vs. Ecuador will start at $30 with $20 advance parking passes available. Tickets and parking passes will go on sale beginning Monday, October 28th at 10 a.m. online at www.bbvacompassstadium.com and www.axs.com or by calling 888-929-7849. Tickets are also available at the stadium’s Ticket Office, open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.bbvacompassstadium.com.
About Relevent Sports
Relevent Sports brings the excitement and intensity of international soccer to the United States by showcasing the best clubs in the world through premier tournaments and events. Going beyond the game, Relevent provides an innovative approach to building international soccer presence by utilizing brand development, grassroots planning, corporate sponsors, international touring and philanthropic initiatives for the soccer organizations.
About RSE Ventures
Founded in 2012 by Stephen M. Ross and Matt Higgins, RSE Ventures operates in four interrelated verticals: Sports, Entertainment, Digital and New Ventures. The company’s growing roster of companies, venues and events includes the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, Sun Life Stadium, Relevent Sports and Insignia Sports & Entertainment
About BBVA Compass Stadium
BBVA Compass Stadium, managed by AEG Facilities and part of its global network of the most elite venues worldwide, is a state-of-the-art, open-air stadium designed to host Houston Dynamo matches and Texas Southern University football games as well as additional professional, collegiate and community sporting events, concerts, exhibitions, conventions and special events. Opened on May 12, 2012, the 340,000-square foot, 22,000-seat stadium is the first soccer-specific stadium in Major League Soccer located in a city’s downtown district. With its downtown location, the new stadium is a part of a true ‘Stadium District,’ which includes Minute Maid Park and the Toyota Center, as well as the George R. Brown Convention Center, Discovery Green, Warehouse Live and House of Blues.