You heard it live on 620 CKRM Tuesday morning.
International soccer is coming to Regina this summer, the province’s first ever international friendly match.
The New York Cosmos from the North American Soccer League will face Valencia CF from Spain’s La Liga at the new Mosaic Stadium on July 22, officials from the city and provincial government were on hand for the announcement as were officials from the Saskatchewan and Regina Soccer Associations.
Mayor, Michael Fougere declared the day, Soccer Day in Saskatchewan.
“This event does confirm that we have a world class facility, with interest from around the world to come here and play here, and be a team that comes here to break in the new stadium,” Fougere said.
“On-Ice Management Group” is responsible for the game. They are the same group that have brought NHL pre-season games to Saskatoon, including one this September between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Edmonton Oilers.
Valencia CF was founded in 1919, and is the third-most supported football club in Spain, behind Real Madrid and Barcelona
The New York Cosmos have played since 2013 in the new North American Soccer League — which is a second-tier soccer league in the United States and Canada.
The league was formed in 2010 and named for the original team that played from 1970 until 1985.
Tickets will be available on Friday May 12, at 10:00 a.m. through Ticketmaster and the Brand Centre box office, prices will range from $22.00 to $66.00.
Both Valencia CF and the New York Cosmos will broadcast the game on their local sports channels, making the event international.