Wizards to open 2005 Champions Cup against Deportivo Saprissa at Arrowhead March 9
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Wizards General
Manager Curt Johnson announced today that the Wizards will begin play in the
2005 CONCACAF Champions' Cup at Arrowhead Stadium on Wednesday, March 9th.
The Wizards will host Costa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa in the first leg
of the two-leg, first-round series at Arrowhead with kickoff scheduled for
7:00 p.m. CT.
"This is a great way to kickoff our 2005 season," said Johnson. "We are very
honored to be a part of this prestigious competition and look forward to
facing such a storied franchise as Saprissa. This game in early March will
allow our fans a peak at the 2005 Wizards and hopefully we can continue the
success we had in the Champions' Cup three years ago."
All tickets to the Wizards Champions' Cup match will be Field Level General
Admission. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth (15 and younger) and
WILL NOT be included in any season ticket packages. No other discounts will
The Wizards will play the second leg of the two-leg series against Saprissa
on Wednesday, March 16th in San Jose, Costa Rica. The winner of the Kansas
City-Deportivo Saprissa series, based on aggregate goals, will face the
winner of CF Monterrey (Mexico) and CSD Municipal (Guatemala) in the
Semifinals beginning in April 2005. D.C. United will take on Harbour View FC
(Jamaica) while the final first round pairing features Pumas UNAM (Mexico)
against CD Olímpia (Honduras).
The 2005 CONCACAF Champions' Cup winner will earn a berth in the 2005 FIFA
World Club Championship, a six-team tournament to be held in Japan in
December 2005. The champion of each of the six Confederations - CONCACAF
(North & Central America & Caribbean), CONMEBOL (South America), UEFA
(Europe), AFC (Asia), CAF (Africa) and OFC (Oceania) - will take part in the
World Club Championship.
Kansas City will kickoff the 2005 MLS season on Saturday, April 2nd when
they host former Western Conference rivals the Colorado Rapids at Arrowhead
Stadium, with kickoff slated for 7:00 p.m. CT. The reigning Western
Conference Champion Wizards will begin their first season in the Eastern
Conference, as MLS welcomes two expansion teams, Real Salt Lake and CD Chica
USA, to the Western Conference.
Wizards 2005 Season Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling
the Wizards office at 816-920-9300. Individual tickets for all MLS home
games will go on sale in March 7th. For more information, log on to
www.kcwizards.com or call 816-920-9300.