2014 Guinness International Cup Features Eight of the Best Teams in the World Including Real Madrid CF, Manchester United, AS Roma, Inter Milan, Manchester City, Liverpool FC, AC Milan and Olympiacos
Second Annual Tournament will Begin Thursday July 24 and Culminate in Miami Monday August 4. FOX to Air Two Marquee Matchups, Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2 to Carry All Other Contests
Matches to Take Place Across the United States Including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Denver, Charlotte, Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Phoenix and One Additional Marquee Venue
NEW YORK, NY (February 20, 2014) – Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, today unveiled the full schedule for the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup, the second year of the fiercely contested eight team soccer extravaganza taking place this summer in 13 cities across the United States from July 24 to August 4. The round-robin tournament features two groups, divided evenly for round-robin play. All teams will play at least three matches in the tournament with the winner of Group A and Group B, based on point total, meeting in the finals.
The eight participating squads include international club teams from Spain, England, Italy and Greece. Following is a list of all participating teams with their corresponding groups:
This year’s Guinness International Champions Cup features many of the world’s top players alongside the most storied and successful European clubs. The eight teams feature five of the 2013-2014 23 Ballon D’or nominees, including the winner, Cristiano Ronaldo, as well as 38 of the world’s top 100 players as chosen yearly by renowned English magazine 4-4-2. Furthermore, the eight participating teams have won a total of 150 domestic league titles, 88 domestic cup titles and 27 UEFA Champions League titles, making this the largest collection of soccer star-power ever in the U.S.
Following is a list of all matches, including time, date, location and TV information:
Exclusive presale tickets for most matchups will be available beginning today, February 20 at 1PM ET while general public will have access to tickets February 22 at 10AM ET. For venue-specific ticket information please visit www.internationalchampionscup.com. Additionally, this year fans will have the opportunity to purchase an Ultimate Fan Pack which includes one supporters section ticket, team gear and priority access to select team training. Also available are VIP Team Travel Packs that allow fans to experience the games alongside their favorite teams, providing VIP tickets, charter travel and world-class accommodations to all of their teams’ Guinness International Champions Cup games. All tickets and packages are available at www.internationalchampionscup.com.
Further details about the Guinness International Champions Cup can be found at www.internationalchampionscup.com. Teams required to qualify for 2014-15 international competition based on 2013-14 domestic league finishing position may be subject to change.
About Relevent Sports
Relevent Sports brings the excitement and intensity of international soccer to the United States by showcasing the best clubs in the world through premier tournaments and events. Going beyond the game, Relevent provides an innovative approach to building international soccer presence by utilizing brand development, grassroots planning, corporate sponsors, international touring and philanthropic initiatives for the soccer organizations.
About RSE Ventures
Founded in 2012 by Stephen M. Ross and Matt Higgins, RSE Ventures operates in four interrelated verticals: Sports, Entertainment, Digital, and New Ventures. The company’s growing roster of companies, venues and events includes the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, Sun Life Stadium, Relevent Sports and Insignia Sports & Entertainment