U.S. World Cup Soccer Team In Candlestick Park Warmup Match; Giants, A’s Also Host Night Games
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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The U.S. men’s national soccer team will play an exhibition match Tuesday evening in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park as part of a send-off series before heading to the World Cup in Brazil.
The match against Azerbaijan starts at 7 p.m. and marks the team’s first visit to San Francisco since 2006.
This evening’s match could make for a busy night on Bay Area highways as the San Francisco Giants will simultaneously play the second in a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs at AT&T Park and the Oakland A’s will face the Detroit Tigers at O.co Coliseum in Oakland.
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The Giants are hosting Autism Awareness Night at the game and will be giving away special Will Clark statuettes to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the first baseman winning the 1989 National League Championship Series MVP.
The Athletics are asking fans to d0nate $10 to military non-profits for an on-site haircut during tonight’s game.
The biggest sports event, though, will be soccer at Candlestick. The U.S. team has never played in Candlestick since the stadium’s construction in 1960, but beat Japan 3-2 at AT&T Park in 2006.
Candlestick Park will close for good later this year. The stadium’s current tenants, the San Francisco 49ers, are moving to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.
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The other two matches in the men’s soccer team’s send-off series will be in Harrison, New Jersey, and Jacksonville, Florida. After that, the team will travel to Brazil to participate in the World Cup.
Tickets for this evening’s soccer match are still available at the US Soccer website.