LOS ANGELES, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rose Bowl Stadium and The City of Pasadena are set to host a truly "Golden Evening" for the opening doubleheader of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup this Sunday, July 7. Los Camperos and "El Charro de Oro" Sebastian De La Cruz have joined the record-breaking attempt at halftime of the Mexico vs. Panama match, with legendary boxer "The Golden Boy" Oscar de la Hoya as guest of honor.
Los Camperos, one of Los Angeles' most popular mariachi groups and Sebastian De La Cruz – singer of the U.S. National Anthem in San Antonio during the 2013 NBA Finals – will lead The City of Pasadena's record-breaking attempt of 600 mariachis. Representatives from Pasadena, local cities, the Mexican and Panamanian consulates, and 10-time world champion in six weight classes and Gold Medal winner at the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona Oscar De La Hoya, will attend this historic event. De La Hoya, the pride of East Los Angeles, CA, is president of Golden Boy Promotions. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® officials will also be on hand to validate the new record.
The current world record (set in 2010 by 555 mariachis in Tucson, AZ) will be challenged at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena–America's Stadium and proud home of the annual Rose Bowl Game, UCLA Bruin Football and various high-profile events. Fans and media are invited to enjoy the highly-anticipated matchup between two of the region's best national soccer teams as they vie for the bi-annual championship, as well as the incredible halftime mariachi performance. FIFA ranks Mexico and Panama within the Top 50 in the world, representing two of the most competitive squads in the CONCACAF region.
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