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Nelson Contributes Copa América Tickets to Apopka Community Trust


Bidding Ends at 11:00 AM Saturday Morning

County Commissioner Bryan Nelson has donated four tickets to tomorrow's match between Costa Rica and Paraguay to the John Land Apopka Community Trust. The Trust is auctioning the tickets to the highest bidder.

The soccer match will be played at 5:00 PM on Saturday, June 4th at Camping World Stadium (formerly known as the Citrus Bowl.

The seats are in the Orange County Box. The face value of the tickets is $800 ($200 each).

Bidding Instructions

The bidding will take the form of an online silent auction. All bids must be made in the Comments Section of this article. DO NOT POSTS BIDS ON FACEBOOK. Scroll to the end of this article and use the "Leave a Reply" form to place your bids. You may bid as often as you like by posting additional comments. You are bidding on all four tickets.

Please note that if you have never posted a comment on The Apopka Voice there will be a slight delay before your first post becomes visible. Subsequent posts will be visible immediately. Do not wait until the last minute to place your best bid. The money is going to an Apopka charity!

Bidding ends at 11:00 AM on Saturday morning. The winning bidder will be contacted using the bidder's registered email address. Arrangements will then be made to receive the tickets. A check must be made payable to the John Land Apopka Community Trust.

The Tournament

The Copa América Centenario is a scheduled international men's association football (soccer) tournament held in the United States in 2016. This is the first Copa América hosted outside of South America.

The tournament will be the 45th edition of Copa América since its inception in 1916. It will be held as part of an agreement between CONMEBOL (the South American football confederation) and CONCACAF (the football confederation for North and Central America and the Caribbean) as a special edition between the usual four-year cycle, and will feature an expanded field of 16 teams.

Costa Rica vs. Paraguay Preview

Costa Rica is no Copa America slouch, with this year’s historic edition marking their fifth appearance in the competition. Los Ticos put the world on notice with their run to the 2014 FIFA World Cup quarterfinals and continue to be a thorn in the side for many bigger soccer nations.

Paraguay has won Copa America twice but haven’t tasted tournament triumph since 1979. They’ve come close in recent editions, falling in the finals to Uruguay in 2011 and finishing fourth 2015.



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