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.