The International Champions Cup is an excellent opportunity for fans of the ‘beautiful game’ to witness the top tier European Clubs play on U.S. soil. The tournament acts as a tune up for a lot of Europe’s biggest clubs and has grown in popularity since its implementation in 2013. This year’s rendition includes some of the biggest clubs in the world including Real Madrid (Spain), Chelsea (England), Bayern Munich (Germany), and Paris St. Germaine (France).
The tournament started in 2013 with eight clubs playing across six U.S. cities. The intriguing part of that tournament was the inclusion of the Los Angeles Galaxy, which gave fans the chance to see one of our own play against the big clubs of Europe. In 2014, the ICC doubled the total number of cities to 13 through the United States and Canada. Manchester United played Real Madrid at the ‘Big House’ in Michigan, which drew over 109,000 people! Finally 2015 and 2016, have been expanded to the global market with a lot of the world’s biggest clubs playing across the globe.
The format of the tournament is simple with the clubs facing off in friendlies across the United States (other teams in the tournament are playing internationally, not on U.S. soil). The team with the highest amount of points after all friendlies are played is crowned the champion. Unfortunately, not all of the world’s biggest stars will be appearing in this tournament, but that doesn’t mean there is a shortage of world class players on the pitch this summer. The International Champions Cup gives Europe’s biggest clubs to not only showcase most of their regular players, but also mix in their budding young stars.
There are some excellent match ups this summer coming to a stadium near you, but here are the 3 match ups that I feel will be worth the price of admission: Liverpool will be playing rival Chelsea at the historic Rose Bowl in Pasadena on July 27th, Chelsea then will face off against Real Madrid at the ‘Big House’ in Michigan on July 30th, which figures to be an intriguing game and finally perhaps the biggest match up pits Bayern Munich against Real Madrid at MetLife Stadium in New York on August 3rd.
It’s not too often that the United States gets to see some of the world’s best players. The International Champions Cup gives us that chance at prices that are very reasonable. The continued growth and success of the tournament has fueled more interest across the nation, which has caused Europe’s big clubs to send their best and young superstars. One thing is certain and that is this year’s rendition of the International Champions Cups offers a great opportunity to see some of the world’s biggest stars across the nation. Purchase your International Champions Cup Tickets today!
|International Champions Cup Tickets 2016||Date||Venue||City||Avg Price|
|International Champions Cup Santa Clara Tickets||Sat – 07/30/16||Levis Stadium||Santa Clara, CA||$110|
|International Champions Cup Ann Arbor Tickets||Sat – 07/30/16||Michigan Stadium||Ann Arbor, MI||$102|
|International Champions Cup Charlotte Tickets||Sat – 07/30/16||Bank of America Stadium||Charlotte, NC||$106|
|International Champions Cup Carson Tickets||Sat – 07/30/16||StubHub Center||Carson, CA||$76|
|International Champions Cup East Rutherford Tickets||Wed – 08/03/16||MetLife Stadium||East Rutherford, NJ||$259|