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Ticket Sales Surpass 20,000 for Match Against the Los Angeles Galaxy, Superstar David Beckham

July 26, 2007 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Sporting Kansas City News Release

(July 26, 2007) - The Kansas City Wizards announced today that the team has surpassed the 20,000 tickets sold plateau for the match September 27 against the Los Angeles Galaxy and international superstar David Beckham. Advanced sales breaks the club record for a match, and the game is still more than two months away.

"Seats are selling very fast," Vice President of Sales Todd Adams said. "In order to be guaranteed a good seat for the match, fans need to purchase their tickets soon. We are excited about the number of fans already committed to attend the game, but we're still pushing to get as many people as possible from Kansas City and the entire Midwest into Arrowhead Stadium for this exciting event."

The Wizards look to the match, broadcast live nationally on ESPN 2, as potentially the highest-ever single-game attendance for a Wizards game held at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City drew 30,308 September 20, 2003 for a match against the San Jose Earthquakes. The highest attendance for a soccer match at Arrowhead is 37,319 for a World Cup Qualifier between the United States and Costa Rica held on April 25, 2001.

"This is an important benchmark for us." Executive Vice President Greg Cotton said. "Without question, this is the Midwest sporting event of the year, and we're pleased with the initial response. This match provides a great opportunity to showcase our exciting brand of soccer and first-class customer service to individuals who might not otherwise attend a Wizards game this season. We're confident once you come to one game, you'll want to come back."

Currently, 18 front-row tickets to the game are up for auction. Prices per package start at $90, and the auction runs here through August 6. These are the last front-row seats available and represent the best chance to GET CLOSE to the pitch that night.

A package consists of:

2 front row tickets (a pair)

1 parking pass

2 tickets to the Corporate Pavilion (includes complimentary food and drink)

Other ticket packages are available at kcwizards.com and Ticketmaster.com. Group tickets are available by calling the Wizards ticket offices at (913) 387-3400 or, toll free, (877) 828-7222.


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