Former Mexican national soccer star Cuauhtemoc Blanco is scheduled to be in Bakersfield today to play in a soccer game said to be the first ever at historic Sam Lynn Ball Park.

Blanco's team, Puebla, Mexico-based Lobos BUAP, is set to square off against Bakersfield All-Stars at 7 p.m. Gates open for the start of a youth game at 5 p.m.

Nicknamed "The Hunchback" for his distinctive posture, Blanco, 40, is the second leading all-time scorer for the Mexican national team.

Advance tickets cost $20 each. Children 10 years and under enter free.

Tickets are for sale at Las Islas Mariscos, La Jaula CDs, Tacos La Villa, Carniceria La Carreta, Las Minas Restaurant, Taqueria Los Tucanes and Premier Soccer Plus. For information, call (661) 944-7725.