Tickets for the 2011 Dynamo Charities Cup, which will feature the Houston Dynamo hosting English Premier Club Bolton Wanders, go on sale Monday afternoon. Tickets are available on HoustonDynamo.com and Ticketmaster.com.
The charity match against Bolton will be the third Dynamo Charities Cup is the first time the Dynamo will play against European opposition. The "TransAtlantic Challenge", as this game has been named, will be played on Wednesday, July 20, at Robertson Stadium.
Here's some more from the official Houston Dynamo press release:
Bolton Wanderers were founded in 1874 and were founding members of the Football League in 1888. Last season, the club reached the semifinals of the prestigious FA Cup in England, a tournament they have won four times in their history. The 2010-11 season marked the 10th consecutive year Bolton have competed in the English Premier League. The Dynamo and Wanderers are connected by Houston resident Stuart Holden, who played for the Dynamo from 2006-09 before joining Bolton early in 2010.
"We're really excited to host an English Premier League club for the first time and continue to grow the tradition of the Dynamo Charities Cup," Dynamo president Chris Canetti said. "Our fans share in this excitement, and we expect these tickets to be in high demand."
The Dynamo Charities Cup is an annual friendly match pitting the Dynamo against an international opponent, with a portion of the match's proceeds donated to charity. In 2009, Houston beat Mexican club Monterrey 2-1, with proceeds benefitting Dynamo Charities. Last year, the Dynamo beat Aguila from El Salvador 4-0, with proceeds benefitting victims of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
A quick trip over to Ticketmaster shows that prices for the Dynamo Charities Cup will be higher in comparison to a typical Dynamo game. While this is understandable and expected, a price tag of $25 ($32.58 with fees included) for the cheapest seats could be a tough sell for fans, even if the game is against a Premier League team.
Check back here for more information about the Charities Cup and for Bolton's traveling line-up as soon as it is released.