Fathom Events and FS1 Present
United States vs. Mexico Men’s National Soccer Teams In Winner-Take-All Game LIVE to Select Cinemas on October 10
Fans to Get Full Theatrical Experience as Storied Rivals Face Off at the Rose Bowl to Fight for a Spot in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
DENVER – September 24, 2015 – For the first time, Fathom Events will partner with FS1 to United States vs. Mexico Men’s National Soccer Teams In Winner-Take-All Game LIVbring one of the most anticipated soccer matches of the year into cinemas across the country. The United States Men’s National Soccer Team will duke it out in a winner-take-all game against Mexico’s team with the theatrical event, “FS1 Presents: USA v Mexico,” coming to select U.S. cinemas on Saturday, October 10. The game will be shown LIVE from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, with a kick-off time of 9:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. CT / 7:30 p.m. MT / 6:30 p.m. PT / 5:30 p.m. AK / 3:30 p.m. HI. In-theater pregame coverage, featuring the final portion of FS1’s extensive live pregame show from the Rose Bowl, will begin 30 minutes prior to kick-off.
This matchup marks the latest chapter in this storied rivalry, where the two teams will fight for the right to represent CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Associated Football) in the 2017 Confederation Cup, an important tournament in Russia, home to the FIFA World Cup in 2018. This in-theater opportunity gives fans the chance to join together for the ultimate fan experience to cheer on their team during this high-stakes match.
Tickets for “FS1 Presents: USA v Mexico” are available by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 200 select movie theaters including the New York, Los Angeles and Chicago markets. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
The CONCACAF representative to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup will be decided by a play-off between the two CONCACAF Gold Cup winners prior to the Confederations Cup. A natural rivalry exists between the national soccer teams of Mexico and the United States, widely considered the two major powers of CONCACAF. The first match was played in 1934 and the teams have met 65 times, with Mexico leading the overall series 33–19–14 (W–L–T), outscoring the U.S. 131–75. However, since the 1990s, tides began to change due to a rapid growth of soccer in the United States. During this decade, Mexico continued to hold an edge over their arch-rivals, but since the 2000s the series has favored the U.S. 13–5–5 (W–L–T).
“Fathom has had great success bringing sporting events to movie theaters and we’re back again! This time we’re excited to begin a partnership with FS1 to bring this epic soccer match to the big screen,” said Fathom Events CEO John Rubey.
“We’re really excited to be working with Fathom Events to bring the huge match between the U.S. and Mexico to big screens throughout the country,” said FOX Sports Head of Business David Nathanson. “Live sports are the ultimate shared community experience, and the electric scene at what will be a jam-packed Rose Bowl will no doubt have fans in theaters feeling as if they’re in Pasadena too.”
For artwork/photos related to “FS1 Presents: USA v Mexico,” visit the Fathom Events press site.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to 820 locations in 177 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Fox Sports 1
FS1 is America’s new national sports network that puts fans first with 24/7 coverage of the most compelling sporting events in the world – NASCAR, UFC, college football and basketball, soccer, MLB and more. Reaching over 90 million subscribers, FS1 has taken sports to the next level with 1,500 hours of live events and 5,000 hours of live programming in just year one. FS1 is proud to be the new home for The Ultimate Fighter in addition to covering LIVE maincard fights, along with FOX and Pay-Per-View event prelim fights. FS1 features exclusive coverage of the world’s most prestigious soccer competitions like the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Major League Soccer, Bundesliga and CONCACAF Champions League as well as coverage of FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015 and 2019 and FIFA Men’s World Cup in 2018 and 2022. For more information, visit www.foxsports1.com.