03/11/2014 11:55 AM
OLYMPIACOS AND A.C. MILAN TO MEET THURSDAY JULY 24 AT CITI FIELD AS PART OF GUINNESS INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS CUP
Match Set for 8:00 PM ET Kickoff on Fox Sports 1. Exclusive VIP Pre-Sale Begins Today, March 11 at 1PM ET.
Second Annual Guinness International Champions Cup will Culminate with Finals in Miami Monday August 4.
Additional Matches to Take Place Across North America Including New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, Charlotte, Minneapolis, Denver, Washington D.C., Phoenix, Chicago, Pittsburgh and One Additional Marquee Venue
NEW YORK, NEW YORK (March 11, 2014) – Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, today announced that top international clubs Olympiacos and A.C. Milan will face off at Citi Field on Thursday, July 24 as part of the Guinness International Champions Cup. Kickoff for the contest, which will be broadcast internationally on Fox Sports 1 is set for 8:00 PM ET.
Exclusive presale tickets for the Olympiacos v. AC Milan contest will be available March 11 at 1PM ET while general public will have access to tickets beginning March 13 at 10AM ET. Tickets will be available through Tickets.com and by calling the Mets Box Office at 718-507-TIXX. Additionally, this year fans will have the opportunity to purchase an Ultimate Fan Pack which includes one supporters section ticket, team gear and priority access to select team training. Also available are VIP Team Travel Packs that allow fans to experience the games alongside their favorite teams, providing VIP tickets, charter travel and world-class accommodations to all of their teams’ Guinness International Champions Cup games. All tickets and packages are available at www.internationalchampionscup.com.
The Guinness International Champions Cup is a unique 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. 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 one additional city from July 24-August 2. The tournament will crown an overall champion 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.
“The large Greek and Italian populations in New York will make this game an international spectacle,” said Relevent Sports Chief Executive Officer Charlie Stillitano. “Olympiacos has not played a game in the New York area in decades and we anticipate a sellout with these two Champions League heavyweights.”
One of the most successful teams in all of Europe, Olympiacos has won a total of 40 league titles and 26 Greek Cup titles. The club recently reached the Round of 16 of the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League where it won their first leg against giants Manchester United 2-0.
“It is with great pleasure that the administration, technical leadership and we the players of Olympiacos F.C., await the match against AC Milan. We are delighted to be playing against a historic rival in front of thousands of fans, most of which will be Greek expatriates. We promise to honor their turnout and offer a beautiful spectacle to all of those who really love football!” commented Olympiacos FC squad captain, Avraam Papadopoulos.
Coached by Spain and Real Madrid legend Michel, the club’s diverse roster includes former Barcelona striker Javier Saviola, Greek defender Aavram Papadopolous and Argentinean midfielder Alejandro “Chori” Domínguez.
One of the world’s most popular and storied clubs, A.C. Milan has won 18 Serie A titles, seven UEFA Champions League titles and four world club titles. The club’s mark of 18 international trophies is tied for the most by any club in the world. Furthemore, the “Rossoneri” currently boast some of the game’s top talent in players like Mario Balotelli, Kaka and recently-signed Japanese star Keisuke Honda.
Further details about the Guinness International Champions Cup can be found at 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.