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Frequently asked questions about the Basque Soccer Friendly

CAN I STILL GET TICKETS?

Yes. Tickets remain in nearly all sections of the stadium with prices ranging from $39 to $99. You can purchase tickets at basquesoccerfriendly.com. Ticket offices at Boise State open at noon Saturday.

WHEN DO GATES OPEN?

Fans can start entering the stadium at 5:30 p.m. The game officially kicks off at 7:06 p.m.

CAN I WATCH THE GAME ON TV?

No. Negotiations for a broadcast deal fell apart Friday.

CAN I TAILGATE?

Yes. The Albertsons Stadium parking lot opens at noon Saturday and closes two hours after the game. Reserved spaces for cars ($25) are still available, but RV spots ($75) are sold out. Tailgating spots can be purchased from Ticketmaster when you buy your tickets.

WHERE SHOULD I SIT?

Fans of Athletic Bilbao are encouraged to sit in the south end of the stadium and Tijuana fans in the north end.

CAN I GET BEER OR WINE AT THE GAME?

Beer and white wine will be sold at concession stands inside the stadium. Beer will be available on tap and from cans. Because of alcohol sales, there will be no re-entry to the stadium.

HOW CAN I AVOID TRAFFIC?

You can catch a free shuttle from the Grove Plaza in downtown Boise on Main Street between 8th and 9th streets near the Wells Fargo Building. It will drop you off at the east side of Albertsons Stadium. The shuttle runs every 15 minutes from 5-7 p.m. and for one hour after the game.

WHEN DO THE TEAMS GET HERE?

Athletic Bilbao arrives at the Western Aircraft Terminal (4450 South Kennedy Street) near Gowen Field at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Club Tijuana flies in at 9:45 p.m. Friday to the Boise airport. Fans are encouraged to greet the teams.

HOW DO I GET AN AUTOGRAPH?

Athletic Bilbao will host an autograph session at 3-4 p.m. Friday at the Basque Center and the Basque Soccer Friendly headquarters in BoDo. Merchandise will be available for fans to purchase, and you can play FIFA 2015 with players at the Basque Soccer Friendly headquarters. Club Tijuana will host an autograph session Saturday at The Riverside Hotel at a to-be-announced time.

WHO BENEFITS FROM THIS?

Profits from the game will go to the Basque Studies Foundation at Boise State and the Idaho Youth Soccer Association.

POLICY ON FLAGS, DRUMS, NOISEMAKERS

They are allowed behind the goals at all times and along the sidelines during stoppages of play.

WHAT IS THERE TO DO AFTER THE GAME?

The Basque Soccer Friendly will host an after party in the parking lot on the corner of 6th and Grove streets in Downtown Boise across the street from the Basque Block. It will include live DJs and food, as well as $3 beers and kalimotxos — a Basque drink of half red wine and half cola.

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