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Tickets for the 2014 International Champions Cup Final Go On Sale

2014 international champions cup 600x600 Tickets for the 2014 International Champions Cup Final Go On Sale

The event organizers for the 2014 International Champions Cup today officially announced the teams and dates for this summer’s competition.

As we exclusively revealed last week, the teams competing are Real Madrid, Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, AC Milan, Olympiacos, Inter Milan and AS Roma. The clubs will play between July 26-August 4 at venues across the United States — Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Washington DC and Miami. Two additional sites will be announced later in February.

The schedule of games will be officially announced on February 25 when tickets will go on sale for the group games. Tickets for the final in Miami at Sun Life Stadium went on sale today (use promo code FINAL). Tickets to the final will go on sale to the general public on February 6 at 10am ET. The prospect is that you could see Manchester City vs Manchester United, Real Madrid vs AC Milan, Manchester United vs Liverpool or another mouthwatering final depending on how the results go in the group stages.

The format of the tournament will be different this year with clubs separated into two different groups. More details regarding the format will be announced closer to the end of this month when the schedule is revealed.

When Relevant Sports CEO Charlie Stillitano was asked regarding the chances that Manchester United will play in the tournament this summer given the possibility of having to play Europa League qualification matches (if necessary), Stillitano said that there are replacement teams available if needed, but the chances of Manchester United having to play in the Europa League qualification games is only 8%.

In regards to TV coverage, FOX Sports will air two matches live on the over-the-air FOX Network (presumably the final and semi-final, although no official announcement has been made as of yet). All of the other matches will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 in the US. As for the rest of the world, the tournament will be shown on television in 150+ countries around the world.

Many of the clubs that will be playing this summer had team ambassadors who were in attendance today in Miami for the official announcement regarding the 2014 International Champions Cup. They included Ruud Gullit, Hristo Stoichov, Paul Scholes, Bruno Conti, Emilio Butragueno, Daniele Massaro and Pierre Issa.

“The most important thing from Liverpool’s point of view is that we have 21 million supporters in the USA, and they don’t get a chance to go to Liverpool, so we’re bringing the club to them,” said Liverpool FC Team Ambassador Ian Rush, who spoke exclusively to World Soccer Talk. “We see ourselves as a family club. We’re trying to leave a lasting legacy by going into the local communities.”

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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16 Responses to Tickets for the 2014 International Champions Cup Final Go On Sale

  1. San Fransiscan says:

    As per Manchester United’s website, the format of the tournament will two groups (4 teams each) with the winners of each group to meet in the final.

    There won’t be a semi final in this one.

  2. Mysterious J says:

    Olympiacos last claim to being an “international champion” was a Balkans Cup title in 1963! Oh well, nice to mix things up and eliminate the gimmick of having an MLS club playing several friendlies in the middle of their season.

  3. Frill Artist says:

    Where are they selling tickets for the Man Utd vs Real Madrid game in Ann Arbor???

  4. Ken says:

    Got to laugh at the Liverpool claim of 21m supporters. Last time they crossed the pond attendance’s at their games were truly awful.

    • Christopher Harris says:

      I think Ian Rush meant 2.1 million, but I didn’t get a chance to clarify with him.

    • Clampdown says:

      What are you talking about? I was at the Boston and Baltimore matches. Fenway was sold out with all but maybe 2K being Liverpool supporters. In Baltimore it was around 45K LFC supporters and 5K Tottenham.

      Are you new to English football?

  5. Smokey Bacon says:

    This will be the closest United get to a Champions league like experience next season.

  6. jtm371 says:

    What happens when United does not make CL and will be playing Europa League matches? Just wondering.

  7. Matt says:

    The Carolina Panthers wouldn’t even confirm the event in Charlotte – after it had been announced. As of yesterday (2/5), they said they knew nothing about ticket sales. I find it hard to believe tix will be available in an hour and LFC hasn’t sent out anything to stateside supporters, of which I’m one.

    • Christopher Harris says:

      The schedule and tickets will be announced at the end of February. The tickets that go on sale today is only for the final in Miami.

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