- $10 for one ticket to a San Antonio Scorpions friendly match against the Costa Rica U23 National team ($18.15 value)
- When: Saturday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Toyota Field
- Seating: Section 121–122 or 128–129
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
The Scouting Report
As they prepare to defend their 2014 NASL title, the Scorpions have stayed sharp over the offseason by taking on opponents from different leagues. In February, they edged out FC Dallas for a victory against a MLS club. More recently, the team clashed with the Austin Aztex of the USL for the inaugural edition of the Hill Country Derby.
On March 28, just a week before the soccer balls ripen and the regular season can begin, the Scorpions will face one final tune-up: an international friendly with the Costa Rica U23 National team that’s preparing for the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro. Its players come from leagues all over the world, including Lique 1 in France and America’s own MLS.
San Antonio Scorpions
Founded in 2010, the San Antonio Scorpions wasted no time digging their pincers into the North American Soccer League standings; in 2012, they finished first overall and advanced to the semi-finals. Two years later, they claimed their first league championship. Yet despite their quick success on the pitch, the Scorpions have arguably made a bigger impact off of it: all profits from the team’s operations go toward funding Morgan’s Wonderland, a colorful amusement park in Longhorn Quarry designed for people with (and without) special needs.
The idea stems from team owner, businessman, and philanthropist Gordon Hartman, who builds support for Morgan’s Wonderland via the Scorpions’ “Soccer for a Cause” program. In 2012, the team’s efforts were noticed by Toyota, who committed to sponsoring a new stadium. Completed for the 2013 season, the result of that commitment currently boasts a seating capacity of 8,000 with plans to expand as large as 18,000, so long as fan support continues to grow enough and the chair saplings take root in the concrete.