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Individual game tickets for the Aug.8 soccer match at Yankee Stadium between current Spanish champion Real Madrid and Italian powerhouse A.C. Milan went on sale Monday to the general public at http://www.yankees.com/soccer.
The match, which kicks off at 8 p.m., represents a meeting of the two most successful teams in European Cup history. Real Madrid has won the cup on nine occasions (1956-60, ‘66, ’98, 2000, ’02). A.C. Milan has been crowned European champion seven times (1963, ’69, ’89, ‘90, ’94, 2003, ’07).
Earlier in the summer – at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 22 – the 2012 European champion, Chelsea FC, will oppose Paris Saint-Germain in the first soccer match at the current Stadium. Individual game tickets for the two matches as well as bundle packs that include tickets for both games are on sale at http://www.yankees.com/soccer. Suite rental information is also available on the website. For information updates regarding soccer or other non-baseball events at Yankee Stadium, please follow @yankeesevents on Twitter.
The current Yankee Stadium carries on the great soccer tradition of the original Stadium, which was the site of the most famous teams in world soccer, including Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Barcelona, Juventus, Napoli, Celtic, Benfica and Sparta Prague, along with the national teams of England, Israel, Italy and the United States. Pele, who many consider the greatest player of all time, called Yankee Stadium home in 1976, when he played for the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League.
Both clubs appearing in the Aug. 8 match previously played at the original Stadium. Real Madrid defeated the New York Generals of the National Professional Soccer League, 4-1, Aug. 21, 1968, and A.C. Milan won both of its matches, defeating Panathinaikos, 4-0, June 27, 1969, as well as arch-rival Inter Milan, 6-4, two days later.
The two upcoming matches at the Stadium are part of the Herbalife World Football Challenge, which is taking place throughout North America from July 18 through Aug. 11.
The Yankees extended congratulations to Chelsea on its penalty shootout victory Saturday over Bayern Munich, which secured the British team’s first Union of European Football Associations’ Champions League title. The score was 1-1 after regular time and extra time before Chelsea won the penalty shootout, 4-3, in Bayern’s home stadium in Germany.
“Chelsea showed their resilience yet again with their thrilling win,” Yankees chief operating officer Lonn Trost said. “They fully deserve to be the champions of Europe, and we could not be more excited to have them as a participant in the first ever soccer game at the current Yankee Stadium this summer.”
Chelsea of the English Premier League and Paris Saint-Germain of France’s Ligue 1 will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 22. Tickets for the match are currently on sale at http://www.yankees.com/soccer. Additional news related to the game is available by following @yankeesevents on Twitter.
Chelsea, whose squad features national team players from 11 countries, won England’s FA Cup earlier this season and also defeated the defending European club champions, Barcelona, to earn the right to play in this year’s UEFA Champions League final. In addition to its Champions League victory this season, the London-based team has won four domestic league titles (1954-55, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2009-10), seven FA Cups (1970, ‘97, 2000, ‘07, ‘09, ’10, ‘12), and has finished either first or second in England’s Premier League in seven of the eight seasons prior to this year.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) was founded in 1970 and represents France’s capital city. The club is a two-time winner of the Ligue 1 title (1985-86 and 1993-94), an eight-time winner of the French Cup (1982, ’83, ’93, ’95, ’98, 2004, ’06, ’10) and a two-time winner of France’s Champions Trophy.
The current Stadium will carry on the soccer tradition of the original Yankee Stadium, which hosted some of the most famous teams in world soccer, including Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid, Barcelona, A.C. Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, Napoli, Celtic, Benfica, Sparta Prague and Panathinaikos, along with the national teams of England, Israel, Italy and the United States.
Pele, who many consider the greatest player of all time, called Yankee Stadium home in 1976, when he played for the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League. The upcoming match will mark the first time that a French club will play in the home of the Yankees. The match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain is part of the World Football Challenge, which is taking place throughout North America from July 18 through August 11.