USA & Mexico Rekindle Rivalry at 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier; Will Be Their Most Expensive Meeting Since 2011

November 9, 2016


The latest installment in the USA-Mexico rivalry will be written on Friday in Columbus, OH. The two countries clash at Mapfre Stadium for their 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, and they'll be bringing record-setting ticket demand with them to the secondary market.

Credit that notable ticket demand to the USA's past success against El Tri in Ohio (winning by a 2-0 score in each of the last three matches there), or the big implications that come with a victory on Friday. On TicketIQ, USA vs Mexico tickets currently own a resale average of $347.66, more than 30 percent higher than the two countries' CONCACAF Cup match in October of 2015 ($266.62 average).

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If looking just to get past the gates at Mapfre Stadium this weekend, the cheapest available tickets are currently listed from $176 each in Section 210. The most expensive tickets for Friday's match can be found in Section 106 for $960 each.

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Friday's match with Mexico will be the first of five matches for the USA in the CONCACAF Fifth Round. Also featuring Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago, the CONCACAF Fifth Round will see the top three teams advance to the 2018 FIFA World Cup while the fourth-place team advances to the inter-confederation play-offs to determine the final two World Cup qualification spots.

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