- $10 for one ticket to an international soccer friendly between the San Antonio Scorpions and Club Sport Cartaginés ($18.15 value)
- When: Saturday, June 27, 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
The Scorpions wrap up their NASL spring season on June 13, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be free to spend the summer splashing through pools and patiently waiting for ice-cream trucks to drive past their houses. On Saturday, June 27, the team will get back to business for an international friendly at Toyota Field against three-time Costa Rican champions, Club Sport Cartaginés. For the Scorpions, forward and lead goal-scorer Omar Cummings will have to stay hot in order to offset a star-studded Cartaginés roster, which includes players who have participated in the CONCACAF Gold Cup and FIFA World Cup.
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.