“They could’ve said Fairbanks, Alaska, it wouldn’t have mattered,” New Mexico resident Samuel Cota said. “US-Mexico, World Cup qualifier? I had to go.”
Business owners said they are excited for thousands of visitors flocking to downtown, a win-win for bars, retailers and hotels. When it comes to the match, win or lose, Friday promises to be a fun, profitable time in Cincinnati.
“They’re starting events at 2 p.m. tomorrow (Friday) afternoon, game isn’t until 9. We’ll probably do something at 2, and keep going.”
Those who have tickets will be flooding the city all day and there are roads closed around the stadium.
The match begins at 9 p.m. today and will air on ESPN2 and ESPN+. A look at Ticketmaster for tickets to the match around 8 a.m. Friday morning showed single tickets starting at $300 each.