MNUFC to play at TCF Bank Stadium
Minnesota United FC announced that it will host the Ottawa Fury in a North American Soccer League (NASL) match following the Guinness International Champions Cup match between Manchester City and Olympiacos at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, August 2.
Kickoff for the match between the two European clubs, which will be broadcast internationally on Fox Sports 2, is set for 2 p.m. CDT, while Minnesota United will kick off their match at 4:30 p.m. CDT. Minnesota’s match will be televised live on KSTC45-TV.
“On August 2nd, fans at TCF Bank Stadium will witness one of the greatest professional soccer events in Minnesota history,” said United President Nick Rogers. “We are thrilled to partner with Relevent Sports to produce this great event. This is going to be a great day for soccer in Minnesota.”
This announcement arrives as great news for current Minnesota United season ticket holders, as they will be given one complimentary ticket (per season ticket) to the Guinness International Champions Cup match. Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets early, as they will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Additionally, Minnesota United account executives will be selling tickets to the Manchester City vs. Olympiacos match, including a discount for groups.
For ticket information, fans can call 763.4SOCCER or purchase tickets online at the Minnesota United FC website.
Fans who purchase 2014 Minnesota United season tickets prior to the Guinness International Champions Cup match will also receive a complimentary ticket to the Man City vs. Olympiacos contest. These are being sold in a very limited quantity.
"With a great local fan base, Minnesota United was a natural choice to partner with for the match,” said Relevent Sports President and CEO Charlie Stillitano. “We are confident that the newly added match featuring Minnesota United will help make this event even better.”
This epic soccer event will mark the first time professional soccer will be played at TCF Bank Stadium since its opening in 2009.
About Minnesota United FC
Minnesota United FC plays in the 10-team North American Soccer League (NASL), which also includes the Atlanta Silverbacks, Carolina RailHawks, FC Edmonton, Fort Lauderdale Strikers, San Antonio Scorpions FC, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Ottawa Fury, Indy Eleven and the New York Cosmos. The season began on April 12th, with Minnesota's home opener on April 26th. Tickets are now available. Find out more about Minnesota United at MNUnitedFC.com, Facebook.com/MNUnitedFC, and on Twitter @MNUnitedFC.
About The Guinness International Champions Cup
The Guinness International Champions Cup is a unique tournament featuring eight of the world’s best and most recognizable soccer clubs: Real Madrid C.F., Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool FC, AS Roma, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Olympiacos. 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 city from July 24-August 2. The tournament will crown an overall champion on Monday, August 4 at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium.
For more information on the full Guinness 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.
About Relevent Sports
Relevent Sports brings the excitement and intensity of international soccer to the United States by showcasing the best clubs in the world through premier tournaments and events. Going beyond the game, Relevent provides an innovative approach to building international soccer presence by utilizing brand development, grassroots planning, corporate sponsors, international touring and philanthropic initiatives for the soccer organizations.
About RSE Ventures
Founded in 2012 by Stephen M. Ross and Matt Higgins, RSE Ventures operates in four interrelated verticals: Sports, Entertainment, Digital, and New Ventures. The company’s growing roster of companies, venues and events includes the NFL's Miami Dolphins, Sun Life Stadium, Relevent Sports and Insignia Sports & Entertainment
About TCF Bank Stadium
TCF Bank Stadium, on the Twin Cities Campus of the University of Minnesota, opened in 2009 and since that time has hosted NCAA and NFL football games, major concerts, outdoor hockey games and other memorable events. With a seating capacity of more than 50,000, the open-air stadium and its indoor facilities host more than 300 events each year.