NEW YORK, N.Y. (Friday, April 16, 2021) – To honor the extraordinary efforts of frontline and essential personnel during the ongoing pandemic, Major League Soccer announced today that more than 50,000 complimentary match tickets will be distributed to these heroes and their families by the League and its clubs throughout the 2021 season.
MLS clubs will select the recipients of the tickets in their communities and recognize the honorees at games. Among the many groups to be hosted by MLS clubs at matches will be healthcare personnel, First Responders, educators, manufacturers, and food industry workers.
“Major League Soccer is proud to show our gratitude to the essential workers who have inspired us by their service and sacrifice during what continues to be an extremely challenging time,” said Commissioner Don Garber. “We hope the opportunity to spend a few hours at an exciting MLS match provides a welcome respite for them. In addition to hosting frontline workers and their families, we also know that one of the best ways our League can honor their dedication is by continuing to utilize our platform to promote the importance of vaccinations and remaining diligent in keeping each other safe and healthy.”
From recognizing essential workers with special “hometown heroes” scarfs to having a dedicated ‘heroes’ row’ at the stadium, MLS clubs are customizing ways to honor frontline and essential workers, along with their families, at matches throughout the League’s 26th season.
MLS remains focused on making a positive impact in the communities where we live and play our games. Aiming to rally and inspire the soccer world, MLS’ ticket donation is one of the many ways clubs, players, coaches, staff, partners, and fans are giving back to local communities.
A sampling of the way our clubs are positively impacting local communities is featured on @MLS, @MLS WORKS, club social and digital platforms, and MLSsoccer.com.
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