Honduras will square off with Jamaica in a friendly match at BBVA Compass Stadium on Thursday, February 16, stadium officials announced today. The game, which was brought to Houston by Chuly Sports and Alliance Sports Firm, is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. CT kickoff.
Tickets for the match will go on sale Friday, January 6, at 10 a.m. CT, with prices starting at $35. Tickets may be purchased online at BBVACompassStadium.com, by phone at 713-547-3000, or in person at the BBVA Compass Stadium Box Office (open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.).
Honduras could feature long-time Houston Dynamo star Boniek García along with two new Dynamo signings, forwards Alberth Elis and Romell Quioto. Los Catrachos, who currently sit fourth in CONCACAF 2018 World Cup Qualifying with three points through two games, will also compete in the Copa Centroamericana in January in Panama with spots in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup at stake.
Led by former Dynamo captain Giles Barnes and Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake, the Reggae Boyz will be looking to build towards the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Jamaica made a dramatic run to the final of the 2015 Gold Cup, knocking off the United States behind a stunning strike from Barnes in the semifinals.
Both teams have large and passionate fan bases in Houston and throughout Texas. This will be their first meeting in a friendly since 2011 and their first matchup in Houston.