Michigan Stadium to host international soccer match this summer
Ok, so it isn’t exactly WrestleMania. That, of course, would be Jim Harbaugh’s ultimate non-football event at Michigan Stadium.
But the venue will play host to an international soccer match with two of the world’s most popular teams.
The Wolverines announced on Thursday that Chelsea FC and Real Madrid will battle in the 2016 International Champions Cup on July 30 at Michigan Stadium.
Here are the specifics:
Real Madrid-Chelsea July 30, 3 pm. Exclusive Presale tix March 29 at 830 am, gen public sales April 5 830 https://t.co/6eMttbdy0K
— angelique (@chengelis) March 24, 2016
Ann Arbor will serve as one of 15 host cities for the international friendly tournament. It’ll actually be one of two B1G stadiums to host a match.
Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain will square off on July 27 at Ohio Stadium. The newly built U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, which is set to open in July, will play host to Milan and Chelsea on Aug. 3.
It isn’t the first time Michigan Stadium served as a multi-sport venue. The 2014 Winter Classic brought hockey to the stadium, and with it, a record attendance. An NHL-record 105,491 people were on hand to watch the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings.
Additional information and access to presale information is available at www.internationalchampionscup.
Even though it isn’t WrestleMania, you can bet Harbaugh will make an appearance.
Zinedine Zidane manages Real Madrid now. … maybe he'll headbutt Jim Harbaugh on July 30.
— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 24, 2016