Last Wednesday, our family travelled to Charlotte to see our first Gold Cup game. As many of you know our family are big soccer fans and a chance to see the Mexican National Team play which has two of Mikaela’s favorite players was just to good of a chance to pass up.
We were able to snag tickets a while back because as season ticket holders for the Carolina Railhawks we were given the chance to order tickets before they went on sale to the general public and at a discount too. It was a no brainer for our family. So last Wednesday we set out on a road trip.
As you may recall we have traveled to Charlotte quite a few times in the past and still the traffic surprised me. I have been a ball of nerves since the accident last year whenever we get into heavy traffic, so I just focused on my phone the whole time. Once in Charlotte, we anxiously awaited for the gates to open. At first I thought I would have trouble getting my bag through security because it was a little oversized. But after talking to the supervisor and explaining that we were from out of town and that this was the only bag I had and I had Gracie’s Epilepsy medicine in it. The supervisor Warren was so nice and allowed me to take it in. In fact he personally walked us through security.
Once inside we found our seats, and the girls were thanking me for how close we were to the field. Five rows up from the field at the Bank of America Stadium are pretty good seats. We settled in to watch the first of two games. Mexico would play in the second game so we baked a little while in the hot sun. I should have known better than to allow Gracie to just sit there because the heat can cause her to have a seizure. And sure enough she had one right there in her seat at the stadium. We were able to get in touch with guest services which sent someone down to check out what was going on. After chatting with us, he said a medic was on the way and that things would be okay. I will have to say that the people that worked the game were so sweet and attentive to all of our needs. The care center and medics were very attentive to Gracie making her feel at ease while all this was going on. They really need to be commended for an awesome job that they do.
After being treated Gracie and I found our way back to our seats just about the time of the Mexican National Anthem was played. We were able to see the game we came to see without any incident. Words can not describe how we felt watching the Mexico National Team play so I decided a pictures would be better.
I think the biggest topic of conversation was the Goalie’s hair.
But words can describe how I felt about the fans that were at the game. Some of them were just so rude. They were throwing things at the players as well as throwing beer and water. Gracie and I had to huddle under a poster to keep from being drenched with beer. Thankfully nothing hit us in the head. But dispite all the downs we all managed to have a great time at the game.
I will say that we can’t wait to experience another game like this. And we will rooting for a Mexico win on Sunday.