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Inagural Sacramento Cup Kicks off with Soccer Ball Scavenger Hunt

June 7, 2010 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Sacramento River Cats News Release

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 7, 2010 - In anticipation of the inaugural Sacramento Cup, Raley Field has announced that they have organized a soccer ball scavenger hunt throughout Sacramento. More than 50 soccer balls have been strategically hidden throughout the greater Sacramento Area for fans to find and turn in for tickets to the upcoming MLS soccer exhibition between Chivas USA and San Jose Earthquakes at Raley Field on Saturday, June 12 at 7 p.m.

Scavengers that find a ball are encouraged to bring it in to the Raley Field Ticket Office and redeem for two free tickets to the Sacramento Cup at Raley Field. There will also be one special "Golden Ball" hidden around the city. The person who finds this ball will win 10 mid-field tickets, $100 Cat Cash and an autographed soccer jersey.

Tickets for the match are on sale now with prices starting at just $25 up to $35. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting the Raley Field Ticket Office, or

The June 12 match marks the return of soccer to Raley Field; the ballpark hosted International matches for three consecutive years 2006, 2007 and 2008. The event also coincides with the beginning of World Cup Soccer on June 11.

Raley Field is known throughout the Sacramento region as a premiere entertainment and event venue. Nestled along the Sacramento River in West Sacramento, the world-class event and entertainment facility is home to the four-time Pacific Coast League Champion Sacramento River Cats and has hosted numerous concerts, community celebrations, festivals and private events.

About the teams: The Earthquakes will make their second appearance in Sacramento in team history on June 12. The team faced CD Olimpia from Honduras in a CONCACAF Champions Cup match at a sold-out Sheldon Florin Community Stadium. Landon Donovan, Ian Russell and Jeff Agoos scored for the Quakes in a 3-1 win that moved San Jose into the quarterfinals of the Champions Cup. Ramiro Corrales is the only current Quakes player that appeared in that match on March 16, 2002.

San Jose and Chivas USA have played 10 times with the Southern Californian squad holding a 4-2-4 series lead, including a 3-2 win on April 24 at The Home Depot Center in Los Angeles. The Earthquakes are 4-2-0 in 2010, while Chivas USA is 3-4-1.

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