Sellout Crowd To Be on Hand to See the Current UEFA Champions League Titleholders Match Up with Four-Time Defending Bundesliga Champions
East Rutherford, NJ (August 3, 2016) – Today, Relevent Sports announced a sellout crowd will be in attendance tonight to watch the marquee match-up of UEFA Champions League titleholders Real Madrid C.F and four-time defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich F.C. at MetLife Stadium as part of the 2016 International Champions Cup and Audi Football Summit.
MetLife Stadium, home to the National Football League’s New York Jets and New York Football Giants, continues to host some of the best soccer matches in the world, as Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are two of the world’s most well-known and recognizable clubs. This will be the first time that both these teams will play a match at MetLife Stadium.
Bayern Munich F.C. arrive at MetLife Stadium following their first victory of the 2016 International Champions Cup at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The club defeated F.C. Internazionale by the score of 4-1, led by a hat-trick from United States national Julian Green. Their tournament began with a thrilling battle against Serie A legends A.C. Milan at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. The game was decided on penalty kicks following a goal by Frank Ribery in the closing minutes of regulation, with A.C. Milan earning the victory in the shootout by the score of 5-3.
Current Manager Zinedine Zidane leads Real Madrid C.F. as they conclude their International Champions Cup campaign tonight at MetLife Stadium. The club began their tournament with a loss to Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain at the iconic Ohio Stadium in Columbus, OH by the score of 3-1. Attendance for the match was announced at 86,641, an all-time record for a soccer match in the state of Ohio. Real Madrid earned their first victory in their second match as well, defeating English Premier League giants Chelsea F.C. 3-2 at the famed “Big House” in Ann Arbor. Attendance for the matched was announced at 105,826, the second most attended soccer match in U.S. history, only behind Real Madrid's previous trip to the Michigan Stadium which drew 109,318 fans as part of the 2014 International Champions Cup.
The 2016 International Champions Cup runs from July 23 – August 13 with matches played across the United States and throughout the world. Each team will play three contests and the club with the most points at the end of the tournament will be crowned champion. Each win in regulation will result in three points and a tie will go straight to a shootout; the winning team in a shootout will receive two points and the losing team will receive one.
In total, 10 teams from around the globe, including England (Liverpool, Chelsea F.C. Leicester City), Italy (AC Milan, Inter Milan), France (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.), Spain (Barcelona, Real Madrid), Germany (Bayern Munich) and Scotland (Celtic F.C.) are competing in the 2016 International Champions Cup. This year's International Champions Cup features the most storied and successful clubs in the world, including many of the world's top players. The ten participating teams have won a total of 195 domestic league titles, 250 domestic cup titles and 37 UEFA Champions League titles. The teams feature 18 of the 2015-2016 FIFA Ballon d'Or nominees, as well as 50 of the top 100 players in the world as chosen yearly by renowned English magazine FourFourTwo.
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About Relevent Sports
Relevent Sports provides an innovative approach to building a soccer presence in the United States and around the globe. Relevent Sports showcases the best matchups and tournaments in soccer featuring the top clubs, international teams and players.
About the International Champions Cup
The International Champions Cup is an annual summer soccer tournament organized by Relevent Sports, featuring the best clubs from around the world. A staple property of Relevent Sports and RSE Ventures, the International Champions Cup brings the best in soccer to iconic sports venues across North America, Australia, Europe and China.
The International Champions Cup has hosted some of the most iconic matchups in the world, including the largest attended soccer match in U.S. history, when 109, 318 fans saw Real Madrid and Manchester United play at the “Big House” at the University of Michigan. In its four-year history, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have all won installments of the tournament.
About RSE Ventures
Founded in 2012 by Stephen M. Ross and Matt Higgins, RSE Ventures is a multi-national sports and entertainment venture firm with a focus on new technologies. RSE builds, owns and operates companies in sports, media, entertainment and technology, including Catalyst Media Group, VaynerMedia, Vayner/RSE, Relevent Sports and Ascendent Sports Group.
About MetLife Stadium
MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Football Giants and New York Jets, is the number one stadium in the world. This 82,500 seat stadium, one of the largest in the National Football League, 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.
MetLife Stadium hosts the World’s Biggest Events, on the World’s Biggest Stage. Major events hosted at the stadium include Super Bowl XLVIII, WrestleMania 29, CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarterfinals, U2, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, and this past June, the Copa America Centenario (3 matches, including the Final).
MetLife Stadium tops the industry charts annually since opening. The Stadium is ranked the #1 Highest Grossing Stadium in the world for non-NFL events in 2010 & 2012 - 2015 by Billboard Magazine; #1 in the U.S. in 2011. In 2011 MetLife Stadium was ranked No. 1 for safety by Security magazine’s “Security 500” in the Arenas/Stadiums/Leagues/Entertainment division.
For more information, visit www.metlifestadium.com