MetLife Stadium to Host International Soccer’s Legendary “Clash of the Titans”
FROM: MetLife Stadium
CONTACT: Rubenstein Communications, Inc. / Kristen Bothwell
212.843.9227 / KBothwell@Rubenstein.com
For Immediate Release
MetLife Stadium to Host International Soccer’s Legendary
“Clash of the Titans”
Five-time World Cup winner Brazil vs. Two-time World Cup winner Argentina to Meet in June 2012
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – February 21, 2012 – MetLife Stadium today announced that it will host one of the world’s most famous international soccer rivalries, Brazil vs. Argentina on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 3 PM EST. The contest will be televised live in the United States on GolTV in English and Spanish.
Tickets will go on-sale to the public on Friday, February 24, at 11 AM EST and will be available for purchase at Ticketmaster outlets throughout the New York/New Jersey area via Ticketmaster.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
For each team, the highly-anticipated visit will serve as a return trip to MetLife Stadium. Both Brazil and Argentina played the U.S. National Team at MetLife Stadium, on August 10, 2010 and March 26, 2011, respectively. For Brazil, the visit is one of many international stops on the Gillette Brazil World Tour and the third of their 2012 U.S. visit.
Commonly known as the “Battle of the South Americans,” the Brazil vs. Argentina rivalry dates back to 1914 and spans 92 matches over 97 years. Heading into the June 9 match at MetLife Stadium, the all-time record will stand at 34 wins apiece with 24 draws. Argentina features the world’s best player in current FIFA Player of the Year, Lionel Messi while Brazil features one of the brightest young stars in the world game, Neymar.
“Independently, Brazil and Argentina embody the very best of international soccer; collectively, the two teams yield one of the most highly-regarded rivalries in all of sports,” said Mark Lamping, President and CEO of MetLife Stadium. “Throughout time, when these two teams have met, records have been made and broken, and as such, the Stadium and region look forward to hosting what promises to be another historic contest at MetLife Stadium.”
Brazil is largely considered the most successful federation in international soccer, home to many of the sport’s icons, including Pele, Ronaldo, and current superstar Neymar. Brazil is the only nation to win five World Cups and is an eight-time continental champion. Equally impressive, Argentina is a 14-time continental champion, one of only five nations to hoist multiple World Cups, and home to legends Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi.
About MetLife Stadium
MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Football Giants and New York Jets, sets the standard for venue excellence with state-of-the-art technology, comfort and amenities. The only active venue to serve as the home stadium for two NFL teams, MetLife Stadium hosts 20 NFL games per season, more than any other Stadium.
With a full, game-day seating capacity of 82,500, MetLife Stadium is the largest stadium in the National Football League. It boasts numerous dining options and a rail line that drops guests directly at the front door. During its inaugural year in 2010, MetLife Stadium was selected to host Super Bowl XLVIII, and in 2014 the venue will become history’s first open-air venue in a cold-weather region to hold football’s biggest game.
In 2011, MetLife Stadium was ranked No. 1 for safety by Security magazine’s “Security 500” in the Arenas/Stadiums/Leagues/Entertainment division and for the second consecutive year was cited by Billboard magazine as the highest-grossing stadium in North America.
For more information, visit www.metlifestadium.com
About the Gillette Brazil World Tour/Kentaro
Aware that the global interest in five-time FIFA World Cup winners Brazil is second to none, Kentaro, together with ISE, launched the Gillette Brazil World Tour to bring the team closer to its fans all over the globe. Since 2006, the Seleçao has faced high-profile opposition across globe including Europe, Africa, Asia, North America and Central America, at sold-out venues in some of the world’s most glamorous cities such as New York, London and Paris. Kentaro specializes primarily in the acquisition and distribution of the international television rights of national football federations, football clubs and leagues. Its global expertise extends to premium football event management and sponsorship, particularly in the Gillette Brazil World Tour.
About CMN Sports
Representing Argentina, CMN Sports was founded in November 2010 as a division of Cardenas Marketing Netwok, the nation’s leading multicultural event marketing agency. CMN Sports has produced brand-building campaigns for corporate giants such as Anheuser-Busch and Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company. Its unprecedented partnership with the Argentinean Football Association (AFA) includes the exclusive U.S rights to manage two-time FIFA World Cup Champion Argentina, featuring current FIFA Player of the Year Lionel Messi, through June 2014. For more information, please visit www.cmnevents.com.
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