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Croatia v Mexico Weekend Extravaganza in Los Angeles in May

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In exactly two months time, on May 27th 2017, the Croatian football team will play its first ever match on American soil when they take on Mexico in a friendly in Los Angeles, California.

The match also clashes with Memorial Day Weekend in the States, and the Croatian American Hall in San Pedro have organised a weekend full of celebration.

Croatia coming to Los Angeles (photo credit: Reuters)

A message from the Croatian American Hall in San Pedro for all those interested.

Festivities will begin on Saturday, May 27th at 10 am. We invite all of our guests to the Croatian American Hall in San Pedro for breakfast (5 blocks away from the Crowne Plaza Hotel). At noon, buses will depart from the Croatian American Hall to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the Croatia vs. Mexico match. Upon arrival, we will hold a tailgate party leading up to the game with plans to enter the stadium at 3:30 pm. Croatian fan section tickets can be bought using the following link HERE.

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After the game, we will head back to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Pedro where there will be live music and a full bar to celebrate victory!

The Crowne Plaza in San Pedro is the official hotel for this special weekend. A block of rooms at a discounted rate has been reserved for all of our out-of-town guests. Please use the following link to complete your booking HERE.

The timing for this game could not have been better planned as the next day we celebrate Croatia’s Day of Independence!

The 27th Annual Independence Day Street Party will be held outside the Croatian American Hall in San Pedro starting at noon. With so much anticipation for the game, this year’s street party is set to be the best in years! As a result, two Croatian bands will be performing non-stop entertainment; Noćni Raj from Toronto, Canada and Grupa Zrinski from San Pedro, California. Kolo groups “Hrvatska Ruža” New York and “Croatia” Los Angeles will also be performing.

The 27th Annual Street Party

All of your favorite food and drinks will be at your disposal. With choices from roasted lamb and pork, to ćevapčići, and an outdoor beer garden and cash bar, your options will be endless!


Don’t miss the weekend of a lifetime! Join us in watching the Croatian National Soccer Team play in the U.S. for the first time ever and celebrate our biggest social event of the year, Croatian Independence – all in sunny Southern California! For further updates and information, please see our official Facebook page.

We wish you all safe travels to Los Angeles / San Pedro and look forward to seeing you soon!!

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