Rabobank Arena Press Release

Monterrey Productions brings another unique family event to Bakersfield, CA. Rabobank Arena will be the host venue for an exhibition game between the United States and Mexico National Arena Soccer Teams, as the two countries prepare for the 2017 World Minifootball World Cup to be played in Tunisia this August.

The two teams will take the field at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, May 13th at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. Tickets for the event go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, April 10th at the Rabobank Arena box office or online at http://www.axs.com .

Team USA General Manager Bernie Lilavois, who also serves as the Team President of the Ontario Fury who play in the Major Arena Soccer League, is looking forward to not only hosting this exhibition, but would also like to see a Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) expansion team play in Bakersfield as well.

“I am looking forward to working with Monterrey Productions and the staff at Rabobank Arena to showcase what Arena Soccer is all about and the excitement it brings. Bakersfield is a hotbed for soccer and we are confident that it will be an awesome turnout and feel Bakersfield is ready and a prime market for Professional Arena Soccer,” Lilavois said. “We had tremendous success hosting the MASL International Challenge here in Ontario last year between the US and Mexico and US and Brazil and that has me excited for this game. We had over 7,000 fans come out to see last year’s US-Mexico game, and we expect to top that here in Bakersfield.”

“Rabobank Arena is thrilled to host this exciting matchup between the United States and Mexico.” says Rabobank Arena General Manager Steve Eckerson. “Bakersfield is a city full of soccer fanatics, and we hope this game can be a springboard to professional soccer coming to Kern County and our arena hosting an MASL franchise.”

Tickets for the game start at only $10. Group and fundraising tickets will also be available for purchase.

## Bring Pro Arena Soccer To Bakersfield! ##

BAKERSFIELD PRO SOCCER, are looking to bring Bakersfield’s newest professional sports franchise, with the fast-paced, high-speed action of arena soccer to Rabobank Arena. The team, which would be part of the Major Arena Soccer League, is committed to advancing soccer at every level across Kern County and Central California. Visit http://www.ProSoccerInBakersfield.com for information or follow along on social media @bakoprosoccer.