The idea of bringing two storied soccer teams in Real Madrid and Manchester United to Michigan Stadium was to create a sellout and break a record of the most-watched game of soccer in a US stadium. The organizers of the Guinness International Champions Cup are one step close to achieving that goal.
By selling out on the first day of general sale.
The U-M media department and the GICC organizers announced Thursday that tickets for the big event in Ann Arbor were sold out on the first day of general on sale.
"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," Relevent Sports Chief Executive Officer Charlie Stillitano said in a statement. "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 previous record for the most-watched game in any United States stadium was set in 1984 when the World Cup Final between France and Brazil was played in the Rose Bowl in front of 101,799 spectators.
VIP Team Travel Experiences are still available for those overseas looking to travel with their respective teams. The packages include front row or field seating, charter travels and accommodations for all of their teams games in the tournament.
The contest between Real Madrid and Manchester United is set for August 2 with a 4:00 p.m. kickoff time. The match can be viewed on Fox.