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May 1, 2009 at 6:55 PM

On the ground in Chi-Town, and break out your Visa card

I just made myself laugh. I remember watching Jerry Springer one day and there was this guy on the show who referred to himself as “Chi-Town.” He was trying to be Chicago’s version of the Don Magic Juan. Not sure if I can explain who he is on this blog so I’ll just say if you are curious, google him.

So I got the game plan from the office, my name’s on the parking list at Toyota Park and I’m looking forward to mañana.

This game tomorrow should be a good one. This league, I’m finding, is hard to figure out. Four draws for the Fire? Toronto FC over Chivas USA and now TFC is looking good under its new coach? ZERO wins for the defending MLS champs, Columbus, and none for the L.A. Galaxy tampoco?

Anyway, the league sent out this press release today:

Special Pre-Sale of 2009 MLS All-Star Game Tickets begins tomorrow for Visa cardholders

Visa offers private sale ahead of May 9 general public sale

NEW YORK and SANDY, UTAH (Friday, May 1, 2009) – Visa and Major League Soccer are pleased to offer all Visa cardholders access to a private advance ticket sale for the 2009 Major League Soccer All-Star Game. The private sale starts Saturday, May 2, at 10 a.m. MT at www.RioTintoStadium.com or by clicking here. Visa will be the only payment method accepted through the Visa presale and is the preferred card of Major League Soccer.

Real Salt Lake season ticket holders are assured of their current seats for the 2009 MLS All-Star Game, and have an exclusive window through Friday, May 1 to purchase additional All-Star tickets. However, tickets will not go on sale to the general public until Saturday, May 9 at 10:00 a.m. MT (via www.RioTintoStadium.com), meaning that as of May 2, Visa cardholders and MLS “Friends and Family” (National MLS partners and other MLS team season-ticket holders) will have exclusive access to tickets for the 14th annual MLS All-Star Game.

Rio Tinto Stadium, a 20,000-seat soccer specific stadium and home to the MLS club Real Salt Lake, opened in October 2008 in Sandy, Utah and this will be the first time it hosts one of the League’s premier events.

Ticket prices for the July 29 MLS All-Stars vs. Everton FC begin at $35 (North Goal, South Goal and Upper Deck), and continue at $45 (Corner Flag), $60 (Lower Sidelines), $105 (Front Row and Midfield) and $200 (Club Seats). Major League Soccer invites you to use your Visa card.

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