International Champions Cup Returns to North America This Summer

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Relevent Sports announced that it has renewed its partnership with Vivid Seats as its Official Ticket Reseller for the International Champions Cup. The three-year partnership will provide soccer fans from around the United States the opportunity to watch the world’s finest clubs in action this summer at iconic venues around the globe.

“Last year’s International Champions Cup had the most sell-outs in our history and we expect even more this year,” said Charlie Stillitano, Chairman of Relevent Sports. “Vivid Seats is an extraordinary partner and we are excited to work with them again as we expect record crowds this year. Vivid Seats has been a partner of the tournament since the beginning, helping fans get premium seats and we are thrilled to continue working with them.”

Most matchups for the 2016 International Champions Cup are currently on sale. Tickets for matchups including FC Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid at MetLife Stadium, Chelsea FC vs. Liverpool FC at Rose Bowl Stadium and Real Madrid vs. Paris Saint-Germain at Ohio State University, among others, as well premium seating or tickets to sold-out matches, are available for purchase on the official website of the tournament (www.internationalchampionscup.com) or by visiting Vivid Seats.

All transactions are backed by Vivid Seats’ 100% Buyer Guarantee, and a fully trained sales and customer support team is available by phone at 866-556-2816 seven days a week over extended hours to provide assistance every step of the way.

“We are excited to extend our partnership with Relevent Sports and the International Champions Cup for the next three years,” said A.J. Machosky, Vice President of Sponsorships at Vivid Seats. “Vivid Seats is committed to providing ICC fans with the safest and most reliable method for buying and selling tickets to the best soccer in the United States.”

The 2016 International Champions Cup will run from July 23 – August 13 featuring matches across the United States and Europe. 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 FC, Chelsea FC, Leicester City FC), Italy (AC Milan, FC Internazionale), France (Paris Saint-Germain), Spain (FC Barcelona, Real Madrid), Germany (FC Bayern Munich) and Scotland (Celtic FC) will compete in the 2016 International Champions Cup.

This year’s International Champions Cup features many of the most storied and successful clubs in the world, including many of the world’s top players. The 10 participating teams have won a total of 190 domestic league titles, 246 domestic cup titles and 36 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.

In 2016, the International Champions Cup will once again be played worldwide, including standalone tournaments in both China and Australia. The overseas presence demonstrates the immense global appeal of the tournament and demand for elite competition during the summer. Clubs participating in China include Manchester City, Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund, while Tottenham Hotspur FC, Juventus FC, Atletico Madrid and Melbourne Victory FC will compete in Australia, providing even more fans from around the world the opportunity to see their favorite clubs live.

 

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