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2/11/09 - USA vs Mexico


On Wednesday, February 11th, the biggest game in North America will be taking place. The USA will face Mexico in Columbus, OH in the first game of the Final Round of World Cup Qualfying. Naturally, the NJB will be travelling to Ohio for this momenutal game and we want to bring you along too to experience the atmosphere, rivalry, passion and history that is USA vs Mexico. This will mark the third time the US will be in Columbus to face Mexico and who could forget the first two games.

The NJB will be renting a charter bus and will be inviting the first 30 people who sign up, to join us on the trip. The cost of the trip will be $150 and will include a ticket ($50 value) to the game in the US Supporters section. We will be staying overnight in Columbus, so we have secured a Group Rate with the Comfort Inn North in Columbus, 6 miles from Crew Stadium. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED to call them at (614) 885-4284 and reserve your own room. The Group Rate will be $54.99 and you will need to give them the group code of "North Jersey Brigade." Along with some door prizes and cheesey soccer movies, there will also be a raffle with one lucky winner getting his/her hotel room paid for.

If you are unable to go to Columbus, but would like to donate to support the cause, your donations will go towards the purchase of streamers, flag maintenance and any costs/losses the NJB may incur.
To donate using paypal, please click on the 'Donate' button below:

There will be two pick up spots for the bus, one in midtown NYC for all the New Yorkers and one in New Jersey right off Route 80 Westbound heading towards Columbus, OH.

New York City Pick Up Location
Corner of 31st St and 8th Ave

Conveniently located in Mid Town Manhattan, this location is right outside Penn Station/Madison Square Garden which is easily accessible via the NY Subway, LIRR, NJ Transit and PATH rail systems. It is also an easy jumping point to get into the Lincoln Tunnel into New Jersey towards the next stop.

  • Click Here for Google Maps of this location.

  • New Jersey Pick Up Location
    Wyndham Garden Hotel - Budd Lake, NJ

    Located at 1000 International Drive in Budd Lake, NJ, this location gives us a quick exit and entry for the bus from Exit 25 off Rt 80 on the way to Columbus. Since we will be leaving our vehicles overnight, this hotel has allowed us to park our cars there for the duration of the trip.

  • Click Here for Google Maps of this location.

  • Below is the complete itinerary for the trip:

    Wednesday, February 11th
  • Depart Manhattan- 31st and 8th
  •           6:30 AM
  • Depart Wyndham Garden Hotel
  •           7:15 AM
  • Arrive Crew Stadium
  •           4:00 PM
  • USA vs Mexico
  •           7:00 PM
  • Game ends
  •           9:00 PM
  • Depart for Comfort Inn North
  •         10:00 PM
    Thursday, February 12th
  • Depart Comfort Inn North
  •           8:00 AM
  • Arrive Wyndham Garden Hotel
  •           4:45 PM
  • Arrive Manhattan- 34th and 8th
  •           5:45 PM

  • All Sales are Final. If something comes up and you can not attend, you will need to still pay for your spot should a replacement not be located.
  • The NJB is not responsible for anything lost, stolen or damaged during the trip.
  • If you are not at the determined pick up locations at the set time, the bus MAY leave without you. Please make sure you are on time. We will not wait.
  • If you have any questions, feel free to email us at njb@njbrigade.com.