April 10, 2014
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures announced today (Thursday, April 10) that the Guinness International Champions Cup match between Real Madrid CF and Manchester United at Michigan Stadium has sold out on the first day of the general on sale. Aug. 2 will see the Big House have more than 100,000 fans for the highly anticipated contest.
The match is part of the Guinness International Champions Cup, a tournament featuring eight of the world's best and most recognizable soccer clubs: Real Madrid CF, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool FC, AS Roma, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Olympiacos.
The game at Michigan Stadium is expected to break the previous United States single-game soccer attendance record of 101,799 set at the Rose Bowl during the 1984 Olympic gold medal match between France and Brazil.
"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 sellout 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."
Limited tickets are available for all other Guinness International Champions Cup matches, including Manchester United's group play contests in Denver (vs. AS Roma July 26) and Washington, D.C. (vs. Inter Milan, July 29) and Real Madrid's matches in Phoenix (vs. Inter Milan, July 26) and Dallas (vs. AS Roma, July 29). In addition to single-game tickets, fans can purchase an Ultimate Fan Pack that 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 the 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' Guinness International Champions Cup games. Real Madrid and Manchester United packages are still available via www.releventsports.com/travel.
The Guinness International Champions Cup is also proud to partner with Vivid Seats, the official ticket reseller for the tournament. 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-Aug. 2. The tournament will crown an overall champion Monday, Aug. 4, at Miami's Sun Life Stadium. For more information on the Guinness International Champions Cup, including the tournament bracket and team information, visit www.internationalchampionscup.com.