Tickets Are On Sale Now at RentschlerField.com.
Hartford, CT (May 16, 2022) – CMN Sports, an international sports and entertainment multimedia company, and Lions Sports, announced that they are co-producing two matches featuring 2022 FIFA World Cup-bound Ecuador against Nigeria and Mali next month. The match against Nigeria is set for June 2 at Red Bull Arena (8:30 p.m.) in Harrison, NJ, while the match against Mali will take place on June 11 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field (5:30 p.m.) in Hartford, CT.
Tickets for June 11 are on sale now at RentschlerField.comand start at $43.
“We are committed to bringing international soccer to fans across the U.S., and these games will deliver the excitement and passion that can only be seen during a World Cup year,” said Carolina Daza, Director of CMN Sports. “Ecuador fans are eager to see their team in action in Qatar, and we look forward to helping kick off World Cup celebrations with these two preparation matches.”
After missing the 2018 World Cup, Ecuador will make its return to the global stage in grand fashion on Nov. 21 when it takes on host nation Qatar in the opening match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. La Tri will then face the Netherlands and Senegal on Nov. 25 and Nov. 29, respectively, in the group stage of the tournament. The event will mark Ecuador’s fourth-ever World Cup appearance.
Led by Argentine manager Gustavo Alfaro, the South Americans had previously qualified for the World Cup in 2002 (Korea/Japan), 2006 (Germany) and 2014 (Brazil). Ecuador’s roster of promising young talent includes Michael Estrada (forward) — whose six goals led the team in World Cup Qualifying— as well as Piero Hincapié (defender), Gonzalo Plata (midfielder), and Enner Valencia (forward). While Mali has never qualified for the FIFA World Cup, the team has qualified for the Africa Nations Cup 12 times and saw their best result in 1972 as runners-up.
ABOUT CMN: CMN is the leader in live entertainment. As a touring, booking, sports and multicultural marketing agency, our goal is to entertain by creating unique experiences through our events. Henry Cárdenas, entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder of CMN, is a pioneer in bringing Latin entertainment and live sport events to the United States. The Chicago-based company with offices in Miami operates through professionals constantly creating cutting-edge experiences and producing the best events in the country. To learn more about CMN and its roster of artists, visit www.cmnevents.com or follow us at @cmnevents.
ABOUT LIONS SPORTS: Lions Sports is the leading company in the development and organization of international soccer matches, especially International Friendly Matches between National A Teams, having held more than 80 matches in the last two years, around the world. To learn more about LIONS, visitlionssportsmedia.com/en/.
ABOUT PRATT & WHITNEY STADIUM AT RENSCHLER FIELD:Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field is a 38,000-seat multi-purpose stadium located in East Hartford, CT, and operated by Spectra Venue Management. The stadium serves as the home field of UConn football and has hosted a wide variety of other athletic, cultural, and civic events. Learn more at RentschlerField.com. Follow Pratt & Whitney Stadium on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, andTikTok.
ABOUT OVG360: OVG360, a division of Oak View Group, is a full-service venue management and hospitality company that helps client-partners reimagine the sports, live entertainment, and convention industries for the betterment of the venue, employees, artists, athletes, and surrounding communities. With a portfolio of more than 200 client-partners spanning arenas, stadiums, convention centers, performing arts centers, cultural institutions, and state fairs around the globe, OVG360 provides a set of services, resources and expertise designed to elevate every aspect of business that matters to venue operators. Service-oriented and driven by social responsibility, OVG360 helps facilities drive value through excellence and innovation in food services, booking and content development, sustainable operations, public health and public safety and more.