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Kyle Field to host Mexico-Brazil friendly match June 8

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The Corps of Cadets form a T on the field at half time during Texas A&M’s game against ACU o Saturday Nov. 18, 2023 at Kyle Field. (Julianne Shivers/ The Battalion)

Kyle Field will host a friendly match between Mexico and Brazil as both teams prepare for the 2024 CONMEBOL Copa America tournament, Texas A&M University announced on Tuesday, March 12 — the first international soccer match to be played at the stadium.

“Kyle Field — a beacon of collegiate sporting excellence — is more than a football stadium,” university president Mark Welsh III said in a statement. “It’s a special place where memories are made and legends are born. It creates an electric atmosphere that fuels players and fans alike. We in Aggieland are ready to welcome the Brazil and Mexico teams and their fans with a warm ‘Howdy!’ this summer for what promises to be an unforgettable experience for all.”

Kyle Field’s capacity of 102,733 gives the match the ability to break the attendance record for a Mexico match in the United States — 90,526 set at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California during the 2010 Gold Cup. 

Brazil and Mexico are two of the Americas’ top soccer powers. The Seleção have won a record five world cups, along with nine Copa America titles. Meanwhile, El Tri are the defending CONCACAF Gold Cup champions, and will make their 12th appearance in the Copa America tournament in 2024.

Tickets will be available for purchase on April 5.

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Ian Curtis
Ian Curtis, Sports Reporter
Ian Curtis is a journalism freshman from College Station, Texas. Ian has written about football, men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball, hockey, gymnastics, volleyball and more for The Battalion. Ian's work has also appeared in The Bryan-College Station Eagle and over the airwaves on WTAW and BCSball.com. 
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