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Press Release from MLS Communications
NEW YORK (Tuesday, July 2, 2019) – Major League Soccer’s 2019 MLS All-Star week will bring music, interactive fan experiences, charitable events and more as fans celebrate the best of MLS before they take on Atlético de Madrid at Exploria Stadium on Wednesday, July 31 at 8 p.m. ET.
MLS will host five days of soccer celebrations and fan experiences highlighted by a free concert, open training sessions, gameday fan activation zone, a variety of entertainment and community-focused events and more throughout MLS All-Star week in Orlando.
The culmination of the week’s events, the MLS All-Star Game, will be televised domestically on FS1 and UniMás in the U.S., on TSN and TVA Sports in Canada, and in more than 170 countries around the world. Coverage begins on UniMás and Univision Deportes Network starting at 7 p.m. ET and FS1 beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET. Tickets for the 2019 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target are available for purchase at Ticketmaster.com.
For more details regarding the 2019 MLS All-Star Game and the free fan festivities, visit MLSsoccer.com/AllStar. Media planning on covering either the game and/or events may now apply for credentials by visiting 2019 MLS All-Star Media Credential Application. The deadline for credentials is Monday, July 15.
2019 MLS-All Star Week Fan Events
Saturday, July 27-Wednesday, July 31
MLS WORKS Day of Service presented by Wells Fargo
To kick off MLS All-Star week festivities, MLS WORKS, the League’s social responsibility platform, Wells Fargo, Feeding Children Everywhere, Orlando City SC and hundreds of fans will give back to the city of Orlando on Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Digital HQ presented by Wells Fargo (Ace Café, 100 W. Livingston Street, Orlando, Florida 32801). Volunteers, including MLS Greats (former players), will pack 100,000 healthy meals for hungry children and families living in underserved communities throughout Orlando and Central Florida. Fans interested in participating in this community service event may register for a volunteer shift at MLSsoccer.com/AllStar.
MLS All-Star Concert Presented by Target & Orlando City SC Viewing Party
Multi-platinum, award-winning Latin superstar Prince Royce will take center stage at the free MLS All-Star Concert presented by Target on Saturday, July 27 in Orlando at Wall Street Plaza (25 Wall Street, Orlando, Florida 32805). Grammy-nominated producer, acclaimed DJ, A-Trak, will also perform live. Prior to the concert, fans are encouraged to come to Wall Street Plaza for a free viewing party to watch Orlando City SC take on the New England Revolution at 7 p.m. ET.
Gates open at 6 p.m. ET. Fans wishing to attend both the free viewing party and the MLS All-Star Concert presented by Target must register for tickets online by visiting MLSsoccer.com/concert. Tickets are required for entry. The concert is free, open to the public, and will take place rain or shine. Access to the general public viewing areas is first come, first served. Fans attending both the viewing party and concert must be ages 21 or older.
eMLS All-Star Challenge presented by Wells Fargo
eMLS professional players will team with influencers from the gaming community, MLS players, and amateur gamers for a dynamic, fun and entertaining two versus two competition for the second annual eMLS All-Star Challenge presented by Wells Fargo. The event takes place on Sunday, July 28 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Digital HQ presented by Wells Fargo (Ace Café, 100 W. Livingston Street, Orlando, Florida 32801). Fans interested in both competing or attending may visit MLSsoccer.com/AllStar for more information.
MLS WORKS + Target All-Star Community Day
The MLS WORKS + Target All-Star Community Day will take place on Monday, July 29 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Neptune Middle School (2727 Neptune Road, Kissimmee, FL 34744). Free and open to the public, the event will provide community members with All-Star themed activities including soccer skills activations, music, refreshments, customized merchandise and giveaways. Local youth can participate in age-based soccer clinics facilitated by Orlando City SC affiliated coaches. Youth may pre-register at MLSsoccer.com/allstarcommunityday . Volunteers will also be on hand to seed and plant an educational garden project. The festivities will kick-off with MLS All-Stars joining executives from MLS, Orlando City SC, Target and the U.S. Soccer Foundation to unveil two new soccer mini-pitches at the school.
Men in Blazers LIVE MLS All-Star Extravaganza Presented by Wells Fargo
Men in Blazers LIVE MLS All-Star Extravaganza Presented by Wells Fargo will take place at Digital HQ (Ace Café, 100 W. Livingston Street, Orlando, Florida 32801) at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, July 29. After traveling the nation celebrating the Women’s World Cup, Roger Bennett and Michael Davies will bring their live show to Orlando to celebrate the city, its soccer and sporting history, and the American game. Visit MLSsoccer.com/AllStar to purchase tickets.
Open Training Sessions at Exploria Stadium
Atlético de Madrid will take the pitch at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30 at Exploria Stadium (655 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32805) for open trainings session followed by the MLS All-Stars at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased by visiting MLSsoccer.com/AllStar.
MLS All-Star Skills Challenge presented by Target & MLS Homegrown Game presented by Energizer
MLS stars and global soccer icons Wayne Rooney, Carlos Vela, Jonathan dos Santos and Nani will be joined by Koke and other Atlético de Madrid players to headline a new addition to the league’s midseason celebration — the MLS All-Star Skills Challenge presented by Target. A groundbreaking collaboration with the world-renowned soccer skills duo The F2 Freestylers (Jeremy Lynch and Billy Wingrove), the MLS All-Star Skills Challenge presented by Target will bring audiences a chance to experience the world-class stars of MLS in a unique competitive setting beyond gameday. Held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on Tuesday, July 30, fans will be able to enjoy both the MLS Homegrown Game presented by Energizer at 5 p.m. ET followed by the MLS All-Star Skills Challenge presented by Target at 8 p.m. ET. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by visiting MLSsoccer.com/AllStar.
Special Olympics Unified Sports® All-Star Match presented by MLS WORKS and ESPN
The 6th Annual Special Olympics Unified Sports® All-Star Match presented by MLS WORKS and ESPN will take place on Wednesday, July 31. Promoting an environment of social inclusion, the Unified Sports All-Star soccer teams, comprised of players with intellectual disabilities (Special Olympics Athletes) and without intellectual disabilities (Unified Partners), will play an East vs. West, 11 vs. 11 competitive match at ESPN Wide World of Sports starting at 10 a.m. ET. This event is free and open to the public. Fans interested in attending are encouraged to register for tickets online by visiting MLSsoccer.com/AllStar .
Soccer Celebration Presented by Tide
Soccer Celebration presented by Tide, is a free pregame festival for fans of all ages. From interactive fan zones to music, games, autographs, free giveaways and more, Soccer Celebration is the ultimate fan experience taking place off the pitch on gameday before kickoff. Located outside Exploria Stadium at the Southeast Parcel on Wednesday, July 31, Soccer Celebration takes place from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
2019 MLS All-Star Game Presented by Target
Atlético de Madrid, the legendary Spanish club and 10-time champions of La Liga, will face the best in MLS in the 2019 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target at Exploria Stadium. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. ET.
Calendar of Events:
A condensed version of the above events surrounding the MLS All-Star Game presented by Target is detailed below. For more information, visit MLSsoccer.com/AllStar. All times listed below are Eastern Time.
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