In 2015, the Basque Soccer Friendly featured La Liga’s Athletic Club Bilbao vs. Liga MX’s Club Tijuana on July 18, 2015 in Albertson’s Stadium on the campus of Boise State University.
Even after having to move the date of the game two weeks earlier due to Athletic Club’s Europa League qualification that year, the Basque Soccer Friendly in 2015 still gathered over 22,000 attendees to celebrate these two immigrant communities and professional soccer coming to Idaho for the first time. All of the proceeds from game in 2015 went to benefit Basque Studies scholarships at Boise State University and Idaho Youth Soccer Association’s player scholarships.
The Basque Soccer Friendly 2020 was being planned for the weekend before Jaialdi 2020, which is a large Basque cultural festival held in July in Boise every five years that attracts over 40,000 Basques and non-Basques from throughout the United States and the world. Plans for the 2020 edition of the Basque Soccer Friendly included professional men and women’s teams from the Basque Country and North America. Nevertheless, the COVID-19 situation both home and abroad is too uncertain to continue with plans for July 2020.
The BSF organizers, sponsors and teams have now turned our attention towards July 2021 for the next Basque Soccer Friendly. Join our mailing list today to be the first to know more.
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