Basque Soccer Friendly now set for July 18

The Basque Soccer Friendly between Athletic Club Bilbao and Club Tijuana will take place at 7 p.m. July 18 on the pitch at Albertsons Stadium.

The match was originally set for July 29, but had to be rescheduled after Bilbao lost Saturday to Barcelona. With the loss, the Bilbao club must now play in Europa League qualifying matches on July 30 and Aug. 6, making the trip to the United States impossible in late July.

Tickets purchased for the July 29 match remain valid for the rescheduled date. Refunds are also available. The Boise State University Ticket Office and Ticketmaster will contact those who bought tickets, through email, with details about the refund process.

Information for those who bought tickets through Boise State is available at the ticket office or by calling 426-4737. For those who bought tickets through Ticketmaster, respond to the email that will be sent out.

Proceeds from the soccer match will go to the Basque Studies Foundation to support scholarships and Basque Studies programming at Boise State and soccer scholarships for Idaho youth through the Idaho Youth Soccer Association.