(April 13, 2021) Albuquerque, NM - New Mexico United and Western Sky Community Care - in an effort to promote COVID-19 vaccination in New Mexico - have announced the “Get a shot, get a ticket” initiative. Any fan who receives their first vaccination beginning on April 13th will receive two Western Sky Community Corner tickets to otherwise sold out New Mexico United matches, while supplies last.
“Our community and their safety and well-being will always be at the forefront of everything we do,” said Somos Unidos Foundation Executive Director Chanel Wiese. “We are so grateful to Western Sky Community Care for their partnership and willingness to work together to create positive outcomes for our state. We hope that this initiative will encourage members of our community to take the next step towards health and safety.”
Fans who do not live in the Albuquerque area can send a photo of their vaccination card to firstname.lastname@example.org and will receive their tickets via email. Fans who have been vaccinated prior to April 13th are not eligible, as this initiative is in an effort to promote vaccinations for those who otherwise might not attain one.
Throughout New Mexico United’s existence, the Western Sky Community Corner has held tickets to every match for community members who otherwise might not have access. New Mexico United, the Somos Unidos Foundation and Western Sky Community Care are committed to promoting equity and inclusion in soccer and our community.
About New Mexico United
New Mexico United, the state’s first professional soccer franchise, brings the most popular sport in the world home to the Land of Enchantment. Fueled by a passion for community, New Mexico United’s promise is to provide a platform that brings New Mexicans together for a unique sporting experience, celebrating the unity and excitement inherent in world-class soccer.
The USL is one of the most successful professional soccer leagues in the world, reaching a population of more than 84 million and fueling the growth of the game across North America. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the USL provides unparalleled club support with a growing team of more than 50 professionals across 17 departments, ranging from operations to marketing, communications, and sponsorship. The USL has a national media partnership with ESPN, wherein all league matches are broadcast on ESPN+, ESPN3 and across linear channels. The league also operates USL Productions, which includes a state-of-the-art facility that produces and distributes more than 500 league matches and more than 1,000 hours of original content to national partners, local affiliates and international markets throughout the 2018 season.