Hartford Athletic announced today that the Puerto Rico National Soccer Team will come to Hartford for a special international friendly match on Saturday, August 17th at 5 PM.
“Connecticut is home to among the largest and most vibrant Puerto Rican populations, and we are so proud and excited to welcome the Puerto Rican national team to Hartford in our inaugural season,” said Hartford Athletic Chairman and CEO Bruce Mandell. “It is our mission to bring our community together through the world’s game and what better way to do it than to host an international friendly that will be a celebration of Puerto Rican culture.”
“The heart of our mission to revitalize Dillon Stadium has always been to restore a community asset, and I can’t think of a better way to bring Hartford Athletic and our community together than an international friendly with the Puerto Rican national team,” said Mayor Luke Bronin. “This will be a landmark event for Dillon Stadium, and a great opportunity to celebrate and recognize our Puerto Rican community. I want to thank Hartford Athletic and everyone involved in making this special event possible.”
The international friendly will be the first ever for Hartford Athletic and will continue in a series of matches against clubs from all over the world that will take place each season. Tickets for the match are now on sale with a portion of ticket proceeds going towards hurricane relief.
Tickets will be available Thursday at 10 AM at hartfordathletic.com/tickets.