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Sold Out! More Than 100K Tickets for Real Madrid-Manchester United Game In Michigan Sell Out On First Day

michigan stadium 600x405 Sold Out! More Than 100K Tickets for Real Madrid Manchester United Game In Michigan Sell Out On First Day

Tickets for the International Champions Cup game between Real Madrid and Manchester United that will be played in Michigan this summer have sold out on the first day of general sale, with more than 100,000 tickets sold.

The August 2nd game in Ann Arbor is on course to break the previous U.S. record for a single game attendance, which was 101,799 for the 1984 Olympic Gold Medal match between Brazil and France at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles. Michigan Stadium, nicknamed “The Big House,” has an official capacity of 109,901.

“We were confident fans would recognize the magnitude of this contest between the two most famous teams in the world but the response surpassed our expectations,” said Relevent Sports Chief Executive Officer Charlie Stillitano.  “This sell-out affirms the growing desire for more international football in the States and firmly establishes the Guinness International Champions Cup as the must-see event in the U.S. this summer.  We look forward to providing soccer fans across America the chance to watch the biggest teams in the world play in their backyards.”

The highly-anticipated game between Real Madrid and Manchester United is just one of several high-profile soccer matches that will be played across the United States this summer as part of the 2014 International Champions Cup featuring Real Madrid CF, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool FC, AS Roma, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Olympiacos.

Limited tickets are available for all other International Champions Cup matches including Manchester United’s group play contests in Denver (v. AS Roma 7/26), Washington D.C. (v. Inter Milan 7/29) and Real Madrid’s matches in Phoenix (v. Inter Milan 7/26) and Dallas (v. AS Roma 7/29).  In addition to single game tickets, fans can purchase an Ultimate Fan Pack which includes one supporters section ticket, team gear and priority access to select team training for these matches.  Tickets and packages are available at www.internationalchampionscup.com.

VIP Team Travel Experiences are also still available and give fans access to the sold out contest at University of Michigan.  These packages allow fans to experience the games alongside their favorite teams, providing front row or field seats, charter travel and world-class accommodations to all of their teams’ International Champions Cup games. Real Madrid and Manchester United packages are still available via http://releventsports.com/travel/

Meanwhile, Vivid Seats provides access for fans to buy and sell premium tickets to all matches.  Premium tickets to the sold out match in Ann Arbor can be found here.

Twelve round robin contests will be hosted across North America with matches in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Charlotte, Denver, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Dallas and Ann Arbor from July 24-August 2.  The tournament will crown an overall champion Monday, August 4 at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium.  For more information on the International Champions Cup, including the tournament bracket and team information, visit www.internationalchampionscup.com.

Teams required to qualify for 2014-15 international competition based on 2013-14 domestic league finishing position may be subject to change.

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. View all posts by Christopher Harris →

21 Responses to Sold Out! More Than 100K Tickets for Real Madrid-Manchester United Game In Michigan Sell Out On First Day

  1. David says:

    The majority of tickets were basically sold out during the presale for Michigan students. There was a 50 ticket limit. It’s a little unfortunate the general public basically had no chance at getting tickets to this game.

    • Christopher Harris says:

      The general public had plenty of chances to buy tickets before the general sale. We mentioned the presale password in April.

      • David says:

        I totally forgot about that presale. I was just reading an article yesterday about only single seats being available before the general public sale. You are right though. There were plenty of chances for people to get tickets. Pretty cool to see such a big venue sell out fast for a soccer game.

        • charlie Sims says:

          FOOTBALL, real football, the WORLDS BIGGEST SPORT, not a game where a rugby ball is used, then thrown and named football dahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  2. kevin says:

    That is not an accurate image of the stadium. Photoshop work could be better.

  3. San Fransiscan says:

    Think they’re forgetting that most internationals won’t be there. But then again, If I were in the area, I would go and watch the game.

  4. Total Relegation says:

    Yup, this is not a soccer country.

  5. Frill Artist says:

    WOOT!! I got tickets on the first day they were made available. My seats are right next to the pitch and the tunnel where the players come out from.

  6. Chris Higham says:

    The Europa League does present a problem. With United playing the LA Galaxy in California at the end of July, It’s doubtful that they will decide not to come to the US, especially with the money involved.

    They have two choices – opt out of the Europa league altogether, which might be a distinct possibility if you listen to the murmurings of playing Club games across the world on European nights, or, they could split the squad. Splitting the players would regurgitate all those horror stories of the Bayern game in Chicago years back when United ticked off 90% of paying customers by fielding what amounted to a Reserve/Youth team.

    They won’t make that mistake again – not with American ownership now

  7. Bob H. says:

    As a Michigan football season ticket holder I was able to order tickets on the first day. I got excellent tickets and I’m looking forward to attending. Michigan Stadium is an excellent venue to see a game. All seats are close to the field. This should be a great event.

  8. Mufc77 says:

    If it wasn’t a World Cup year of be all over this but since the squad is likely to be full of nobody’s its not worth the cost. Already got tickets sorted for the game in D.C against Inter and if they play in Florida ill most likely go to them. With the new sponsors you can guarantee this wont be the last big game for Utd in Michigan over the next 3-4 seasons.

    • Brian says:

      I agree that all the top clubs will be without most of their World Cup players. Those that play in the World Cup don’t have to report to their parent clubs till a few weeks later. Only players who don’t progress beyond the group stages may have joined their clubs by the time they play in late July/early August. So expect a lot of youth players in squads and even those who play in the WOrld Cup that are back early won’t play many minutes in these friendlies.

  9. Delboy says:

    People who say the USA isn’t a soccer country are guys who are 40 plus and never grew up with soccer on TV. Facts speak for themselves for Americans aged 11-25 soccer is the second most popular sport. The Premier League gets better TV viewing figures MLB and the World Cup gets higher viewing figures than the NBA finals in the USA. The media are slowly realizing this so are giving soccer more coverage. Soccer is bigger in the US than American sports are outside the USA.

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  11. jdk47 says:

    Count me skeptical of the accuracy of this article. They’re nowhere near selling out AC Milan and Manchester City in Pitt. In fact, most people don’t even know they’re playing.

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