Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Man. United-Real Madrid sells out 'The Big House'
April 10th, 2014 10:12PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  manchester united, real madrid

MOST COMMENTED

[GUINNESS INTERNATIONAL CUP CHAMPIONSHIP] It took less than a day for all general tickets to sell out at Michigan Stadium for the Guinness International Champions Cup game on Aug. 2 between Manchester United and Real Madrid, setting up the possibility that the match will break the U.S. soccer attendance record.

Located in Ann Arbor, Mich., Michigan Stadium is home to the University of Michigan football team and known as "The Big House," seating 109,901 for football. The capacity will be less for soccer. Some seats may be lost as the field will have to widened to meet international soccer standards. A grass surface will also have to be laid over the turf field.

The U.S. soccer attendance record is 101,799 at the Rose Bowl in 1984 for the Olympic gold-medal final between France and Brazil.

A local angle to United's visit to Michigan: Detroit-based Chevrolet will become United's shirt sponsor next season, paying $559 million in a seven-year deal.

Group A:
July 26 in Glendale, Ariz.
Real Madrid v. Inter Milan (5 pm ET, Fox Sports 2)
July 26 in Denver
Manchester United v. Roma (4 pm ET, Fox)
July 29 in Landover, Md.
Manchester United v. Inter Milan (7 pm ET, Fox Sports 1)
July 29 in Dallas
Real Madrid v. AS Roma (9:15 pm ET, Fox Sports 1)
Aug. 2 in Philadelphia
Inter Milan v. AS Roma (1 pm ET, Fox Sports 2)
Aug. 2 in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Real Madrid vs. Man. United (4 pm ET, Fox)

Group B:
July 24 in Flushing, N.Y.
Olympiakos v. AC Milan (8 pm ET, Fox Sports 1)
July 27 in Pittsburgh
AC Milan v. Manchester City (4 pm ET, Fox Sports 1)
July 27 in Chicago
Liverpool v. Olympiakos (6 pm ET, Fox Sports 1)
July 30 in Bronx, N.Y.
Manchester City v. Liverpool (7 pm ET, Fox Sports 1)
Aug. 2 in Minneapolis, Minn.
Olympiakos v. Manchester City (3 m ET, Fox Sports 2)
Aug. 2 in Charlotte, N.C.
AC Milan v. Liverpool (6:30 pm ET, Fox Sports 2)

Final:
Aug. 4 in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Group A winner vs. Group B winner (8 pm ET, Fox Sports 1)


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
id2 tour kicks off Monday in Argentina    
The id2 National Selection will kick off its tour of Argentina with the first of four ...
Concacaf Under-17 Championship television schedule    
The USA kicks off play in the Concacaf Under-17 Championship Friday against Cuba in San Pedro ...
USA enjoys long history of U-17 regional success    
The U.S. U-17s will get a chance at the 2015 Concacaf Under-17 Championship to avenge the ...
D.C. United sadly outclassed in Costa Rica    
Alajuelense jumped on top early and pounded D.C. United, 5-2, in the first leg of their ...
What They're Saying: Luis Suarez    
"I do not understand why they [the English media] want to do this. They want to ...
MLS Countdown 2015: Quakes test out new home    
DAY 7: Last in the Western Conference last year, San Jose heads into 2015 with a ...
Cal South again heads ODP Championship field    
Cal South, which has swept the US Youth Soccer ODP Championships the last two years, has ...
MLS Countdown 2015: Injury jinx hits hard    
DAY 8: As the MLS preseason is set to wrap up this weekend, teams will pray ...
What They're Saying: Juergen Klopp    
"I hope there aren't any more unexploded bombs in the stadium -- especially not in yellow ...
What They're Saying: Arsene Wenger    
"On the second and third goals, it was suicide. It looks like we have lost our ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives