NEW YORK (Wednesday, June 29, 2016) – Major League Soccer today announced that Flo Rida and Belanova presented by AT&T will headline the festivities for the six-day celebration leading up to the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game. The activities in downtown San Jose will kick off on Saturday, July 23 with exciting fan events extending through the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game. Arsenal FC will play the best of MLS in the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game at Avaya Stadium in San Jose on Thursday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN and UniMás in the United States, TSN and RDS in Canada, and in more than 140 countries around the world, including Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.
On Monday, July 25, Belanova will take the stage at 7:00 p.m. PT, followed by Flo Rida at 8:30 p.m. PT. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. PT. The Flo Rida concert will be streamed live on MLSsoccer.com.
Fans wishing to attend Flo Rida and Belanova presented by AT&T must secure their free digital pass by visiting MLSsoccer.com/FanPass. Due to space restrictions, passes will not guarantee entry which will be first come, first serve.
Over the last several years, Flo Rida has become one of the most popular artists in music. Not only has the Florida-born rapper become a chart fixture thanks to the blockbuster singles “Low (feat. T-Pain),” “Right Round,” “Club Can’t Handle Me,” and his most recent chart-topping hits, “Good Feeling” and “Wild Ones (feat. Sia),” he’s also broken down barriers by uniting millions of fans of pop, hip-hop, and club music around the world and establishing himself as an international, genre-busting superstar in the process. Flo Rida is quickly approaching a remarkable 60 million singles sold worldwide. “Wild Ones (feat. Sia)” marks the superstar’s sixth consecutive RIAA platinum certified single not to mention his fifth top 5 hit on the all-encompassing Billboard “Hot 100” chart.
Three years after their last record, Belanova, the Mexican trio and winner of several awards including the Latin Grammy, Oye and MTV awards, among others, is back with “Cásate Conmigo,” the first single off their next album due out in 2016. Denisse Guerrero (vocals), Edgar Huerta (keyboard) and Ricardo “Richie” Arreola (bass) make up the hottest Latin American electro-pop group. “Cásate Conmigo” is a rhythmic tune with reggae flavor that combines with their characteristic electro-pop style for a fresh sound carried first by the synthesizer which then converts into a brass section.
MLS will set up its “Digital HQ” headquarters at San Pedro Square Market for the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Week. Channeling Silicon Valley, MLS Digital will produce exciting content from within the walls at San Pedro Square Market. This location will serve as a hub for soccer fans to come together to watch games, meet players, and participate in various programming within the space.
Plaza de Cesar Chavez sits in the center of downtown San Jose and is an iconic public park within the city. The five days of MLS activity there will run from Sunday, July 24 through Thursday, July 28. It will include a Johnson & Johnson Care Run on Sunday, the concert on Monday and an exciting Soccer Tennis event on Tuesday.
Men in Blazers will once again go live from the AT&T MLS All-Star Week. The show takes place on Tuesday, July 26 at 8:30 p.m. PT. Known for their “occasionally intelligent, always passionate take on global football's unspooling narrative,” Roger Bennett and Michael Davies will bring their video podcast to Plaza de Cesar Chavez for a unique, live-streamed show featuring guest appearances by MLS All-Stars and other prominent soccer figures. Fans interested in attending the show should register for the MLS Fan Pass.
The MLS Homegrown Team, coached by U.S. Soccer and MLS legend Landon Donovan, will take on the Mexico Under-20 National Team in the third annual Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game on July 27 at 6 p.m. PT at Avaya Stadium as part of the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Week. For the first time in its history, the Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game will be broadcast live on national television on UDN.
Tickets may be purchased at http://www.MLSsoccer.com/all-star/2016 and include entrance to both the 2016 Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game as well as the Generation adidas ESP Showcase Match being held immediately prior at 3 p.m. PT at Avaya Stadium.
On Thursday, July 28, in the lead up to the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game, fans are encouraged to arrive early and experience Soccer Celebration. Located in the Southwest Lot of Avaya Stadium, Soccer Celebration is an interactive fan zone that includes player appearances, interactive games, fun giveaways and prizes. It will feature a variety of activities from virtual reality headsets to a mini-pitch where fans can practice their soccer skills.
Fans and media are encouraged to visit http://www.mlssoccer.com/all-star/2016/events for a complete listing of events and more information about the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Week.
CLICK HERE for the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game Media Schedule.