The International Champions Cup match between Paris St. Germain and Real Madrid at Ohio Stadium in Columbus drew 86,641 fans, more than double the previous record for a soccer crowd in the state of
Ohio, set less than two weeks earlier.
The USL's FC Cincinnati drew 35,061 fans for its friendly with English club Crystal Palace.
The first four U.S. games in the
International Champions Cup have averaged 52,183. A crowd of more than 100,000 fans is again expected on Saturday at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor when Real Madrid faces Chelsea. A U.S. record crowd
of 109,318 fans turned out in Ann Arbor in 2014.
The Chelsea-Inter Milan game, which will open U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, has sold more than 55,000 tickets. International Champions Cup Crowds: 86,641
Paris St. Germain-Real Madrid (Columbus, Ohio) 53,117
Bayern Munich-AC Milan (Chicago) 24,147
Paris St. Germain-Inter Milan (Eugene, Ore.)
Take that Cincy!
And the final score was?