Miller Park To Host Soccer Match Thursday Night

Game Will Feature Globally Renowned Clubs


More than 35,000 fans are expected to attend a soccer game in Milwaukee on Wednesday night.

The game will feature major soccer clubs from Mexico and England.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Latino Studies Professor Enrique Figueroa said the Latino community internationally values soccer, and that the recent World Cup shows the multi-cultural appeal of the sport.

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“I would be very interested to find out, of the 35,000 or so people that go to the game tonight, what percent of those are Latinos — to get a sense of really to what extent that the people who went are from non-Latino backgrounds,” said Figueroa. “I would suspect there’s a larger number than people think.”

Figueroa said recent Census figures show the Latino population in Wisconsin is nearing 400,000 and has surpassed the African-American population in the state. He said as the Latino population continues to grow he expects more events and products aimed at that community.