Kansas City Wizards to Host Soccer Giant Manchester United to Inaugurate the New Arrowhead Stadium
The Kansas City Wizards and the Kansas Chiefs have announced the highest-profile international soccer match in the city’s history, as English Premier League powerhouse Manchester United will take on the Wizards to inaugurate the New Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, July 25th at 5 p.m. CT.
The game against the Wizards will be the third stop on Manchester United’s historic summer tour of North America, which will see them play Scottish club Celtic F.C. in Toronto, Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union in Philadelphia and the MLS All-Stars in Houston. Though the Red Devils, as they are affectionately known, have conducted preseason tours of North America in the past, this summer will be the first time the squad will play teams from Major League Soccer.
“This will be one of the biggest sporting events the Midwest has ever seen, and it’s a great opportunity for Kansas City to show that we deserve to be one of the host cities for the World Cup,” Wizards President and OnGoal CEO Robb Heineman said. “When OnGoal purchased the Wizards we anticipated bringing high-profile teams like Manchester United to Kansas City, and with our new stadium opening in 2011, our fans can expect more games of this caliber in the future. We are incredibly excited to be able to partner with the Hunt family to bring this massive event to our city.”
Tickets, which range from $30 – $200, will go on sale to the public on Saturday, May 15 at 10 a.m. CT. and can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000, or by visiting Kansas City area Ticketmaster outlets or the Arrowhead Stadium box office. Premium tickets, VIP opportunities and group tickets can be purchased by calling the Wizards at 888-4KC-GOAL.