Fans of Mexico's top-flight soccer league and Austin FC will once again have an identity crisis when the Verde and Black take on current Liga MX champions Atlas FC in a friendly home match on Feb. 16.
Atlas FC, winners of Liga MX's 2021 summer season, will take on Austin for a practice match at Q2 Stadium just before Austin's season opener on Feb. 26. Austin last took on a Liga MX team in July, when passionate Verde and Yellow fans mixed and mingled in a 3-1 loss to Tigres UANL.
Season ticket holders will be able to attend the match as part of their season ticket membership, with tickets uploaded to their SeatGeek accounts at around 2 p.m. Friday. Oak Collective Waitlist members will have access to a pre-sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, while general admission will go on sale on the Austin FC and Q2 Stadium websites at 2 p.m. on Friday.
While the match won't count for any team's standings, a win will give bragging rights and promote a community spirit in the "soccer city" of Austin.
“Austin FC is honored to host the defending Liga MX champions in Q2 Stadium, and we welcome the opportunity to continue showcasing the Austin soccer community to new audiences as we enter the 2022 season,” Austin FC president Andy Loughnane said.
Austin FC will be the underdogs against Atlas, the Guadalajara-based team that has taken four Copa MX titles and four Campeon de Campeones titles since its founding in 1916. The club claimed its first Liga MX title since 1950 in December 2021.
The two clubs will clash in the friendly match at 8 p.m. on Feb. 16 at Q2 Stadium.
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Elon Musk has placed an order for a new, top-of-the-line private jet: a Gulfstream G700, Austonia has learned. Delivery is expected in early 2023.
Billed as offering “the most spacious cabin in history,” the aircraft seats 19 and soars above the rest of us at up to 51,000 feet. Base price: $78 million.
The Gulfstream G700 was awarded the 2022 International Yacht & Aviation Award for excellence in cabin design this year. (Gulfstream)
According to the Gulfstream website, the G700 can fly up to 7,500 nautical miles without refueling, enough range to fly nonstop from Austin to Hong Kong. Powered by two Rolls-Royce engines, it has its own Wi-Fi system, 20 oval windows measuring 28” x 21”, and two lavatories.
The sweet new ride will replace his current top-of-line private jet: a 2015 Gulfstream G650, the aircraft that has been made somewhat famous by the automated @elonjet Twitter account, which tracks and reports his personal aircraft’s movements using public data.
Landed in Austin, Texas, US. Apx. flt. time 44 Mins. pic.twitter.com/jZ7HI0i4iV
— ElonJet (@ElonJet) June 24, 2022
Musk has repeatedly championed “free speech” as a guiding ethic in his planned purchase of Twitter. Last December, Musk offered the teenager who built the @elonjet tracker $50,000 to shut it down, citing security concerns. It’s still up.
According to the @elonjet account, Musk’s jet last traveled to Austin, where it’s been since June 23. The associated data says that his flight to Austin burned $2,573 worth of aviation fuel and discharged 4 tons of carbon dioxide.
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