KANSAS CITY, MO - The Kansas City Wizards announced today that all seats, including Lower Level Sideline, Endline and Club Level, for the Western Conference Final at Arrowhead Stadium on Friday, November 5th will be just $5. The Wizards will host their rivals, the Los Angeles Galaxy in the Western Conference Final on Friday, with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CT. All tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster by calling 816-931-3330 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
"On the occasion of this classic playoff match-up, we are excited to be able to offer this one-time ticketing offer," said Wizards General Manger Curt Johnson. "The Wizards organization wants to make sure that this Conference Championship game against our biggest rival, the Los Angeles Galaxy, is accessible to and affordable for all long-time Wizards supporters, the entire youth soccer and business community as well as all Kansas City area sports fans."
In addition to Ticketmaster, tickets can also be purchased at the Arrowhead Box Office, which is located at Gate D1 of the stadium and is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. through halftime of the game. All seats in the stadium will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. All sideline and club level tickets will be issued as reserved seating at the time of purchase and all endline tickets will be general admission. Wizards Season Ticket Holders and other fans that already reserved their seats throughout the playoffs will receive credit towards their account in 2005.
The Wizards advanced to the Western Conference final for the second consecutive season after a dramatic 3-0 win over the defending MLS Cup Champion San Jose Earthquakes last weekend. Needing to overcome a 2-0 deficit after their first-leg loss in San Jose on October 24th, the Wizards scored two second half goals including a Jack Jewsbury strike in stoppage time to advance to the Conference Final and record one of Major League Soccer's most dramatic comebacks in playoff history. The winner of Friday's contest will advance to the 2004 MLS Cup Final at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA on Sunday, November 14th.
Kansas City has experienced tremendous success at home in the postseason and are currently riding an eight game unbeaten streak at Arrowhead in postseason play, dating back to the 2000 season. The Wizards have outscored their opponents 18-3 in those eight matches, including a 14-1 margin in their last six home playoff matches. In addition to their postseason success, the Wizards also won the 2004 U.S. Open Cup Final on their home field on September 22nd of this year.
The Wizards and Galaxy faced off in the 2000 MLS Cup Semifinals, with the deciding game being played at Arrowhead. On that historic night of October 6, 2000, the Wizards won Game 3 in regulation to force a series tiebreaker. Kansas City forward Miklos Molnar scored the game-winner six minutes into the extra period, knocking the Galaxy out of the playoffs and propelling the Wizards to their first MLS Cup Final, which they went on to win by defeating the Chicago Fire 1-0.
For more information on the Western Conference Final on Friday, November 5th, or for ticket information, log on to the Wizards website at www.kcwizards.com or call 816-920-9300.