Posted on January 30, 2014 at 10:19 AM
This summer the entire world will be watching the biggest sporting event as the World Cup kicks off. However, Wednesday tens of thousands gathered at the Alamodome to watch the Mexican national team play against South Korea.
Fans came from all over the map. One family told KENS 5 they drove eight hours from El Paso. Another fan said he flew in from Ohio.
"I came from Ohio for a big game because I know Mexico doesn't play in the states that often," he said.
It didn't take long for seats to fill. The same day the commissioner of Major League Soccer, Don Garber, visited San Antonio as the city pushes its case for getting a MLS team in the Alamo City.
Garber tweeted earlier in the day:
"We expressed to him (Garber) that San Antonio wants to be a Major League Soccer city and were going to work toward that. We're going to have to be patient, but I'm confident San Antonio will become that," said San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. "For San Antonio we're trying to cultivate more sports in our city and this (Wednesday's game) is a fantastic demonstration of the support for soccer."
More than 54,000 fans attended the game, making it the largest soccer game ever played in the Alamo City.