Weekly update: California training

HOUSTON, TX. - Just five weeks remain until Houston 1836 opens its 2006 season on April 2, against the Colorado Rapids. During the next few weeks, Houston 1836 continues its preparations by traveling to Los Angeles and South Carolina.

While in California, Houston 1836 is scheduled to play preseason matches against the Los Angeles Galaxy (March 1), Chivas USA (March 2), and the MetroStars (March 4). The team then switches coasts and spends March 17-26 in Charleston, South Carolina, where they face the Charleston Battery, D.C. United, and the MetroStars in exhibition games.

While training recently at the University of Houston's Carl Lewis Track Field, Houston 1836 defeated San Jacinto College, 7-0, in a scrimmage and lost to Real Salt Lake, 2-1, in a game played in rainy, slick conditions. Houston 1836 midfielder Brian Mullan created several opportunities, including Alejandro Moreno's goal in the 36th minute.

Houston 1836's Dwayne De Rosario has joined the Canadian Men's National Team for an international friendly match against Austria on Wednesday, March 1, 2006, in Vienna. De Rosario is expected to rejoin his teammates at camp on Sunday, March 5, in Los Angeles. Forward Brian Ching returns from training with the U.S. Men's National Team and will be with HOUSTON 1836 in Los Angeles.

More than a thousand Houston fans showed up to "Pick Your Seat Day" this past Sunday, February 26, at Robertson Stadium. Not only did they place requests for seat locations, but they also met members of the team and coaching staff. Players also signed autographs and spent time getting acquainted with their new fans.

Those who were unable to come to "Pick Your Seat Day" can now call the ticket line to get more information on the recently released "2006 Premium Seating Options":

SUITES: Suites have 16 tickets and are sold by the game, 3-game pkg., 6-game pkg., and full season. Guests receive 16 passes for the pre-game meal in the Hospitality Village, 6 parking passes and their game tickets. Soft drinks and snacks are provided in the suites and adult beverages can be ordered on a cash bar basis.


Single game Suite: $1,350.00
3-game package: $3,850.00
6-game package: $7,500.00
Full Season: $24,500.00

MEGA PARTY SUITE: 100 Seats at midfield in Suite Row. Food and beverage available at an additional charge.

Pricing: $5,000.00 per game

CLUB SEATS: Club Seats will be located in Sections 103-105 (a total of 766 seats). Club Seat holders will be given a pass for the pre-game meal in the Hospitality Village and one parking pass for every two seats purchased. Irma's Southwest Grill will provide the catering for each home game in the Hospitality Village. Adult beverages will be on a cash bar basis.

Pricing: $1,250.00 per seat for full season.

HOSPITALITY PAVILIONS: Hospitality Pavilions are available for groups of 25 or 50 guests. Guests will have a private pavilion and have access to food and beverage provided in the Hospitality Village.

Pricing: $3,750.00 for 50 guests (includes 25 parking passes)
$1,950.00 for 25 guests (includes 12 parking passes)

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