St Louis friendly sells out in 20 minutes
- 03 April 2013 18:01
- Posted by @markbooth_mcfc
City’s post season friendly in St Louis sold out in just twenty minutes.
The game against Chelsea proved to be the hottest ticket in town as more than 46,000 tickets for the Busch Stadium contest went in double quick time.
Hosts, the St Louis Cardinals, the two Premier League clubs and the organisers were all delighted at the paying public’s response.
Tom Glick, Chief Commercial and Operating Officer for Manchester City said:
City first visited the US in 2010 and the relationship with North American fans has grown year on year ever since. We believe in US soccer and we know how much passion the fans in North America have for the beautiful game.
...Tom Glick - Manchester City FC...
"The Club is committed to giving fans across the world the opportunity to get close to Manchester City FC.”
Charlie Stillitano, President & CEO of Relevent Sports said:
"We are thrilled about the reaction and enthusiasm from the wonderful fans in St. Louis for the match between Manchester City FC and Chelsea FC.
"We truly look forward to May 23rd which promises to be a special night for all involved."
Vicki Bryant, Vice President of Event Services and Merchandising for the St Louis Cardinals said:
This event is the hottest ticket in St. Louis.
...Vicki Bryant - St Louis Cardinals...
"It is like a ticket to game 7 of the World Series! We are absolutely thrilled with the response and looking forward this great match."
The 2011-12 Premier League champions will take on the 2011-12 Champions of Europe on Thursday, May 23rd at 7.30pm CST.
It will be the largest-ever attendance in the iconic stadium's history and the first football match ever played between international teams in the hallowed home of the St Louis Cardinals.
News of this sell-out follows a day after City announced its latest groundbreaking project in Washington, in association with the UAE Embassy in the US as the club continues with its commitment to engage with fans across the Atlantic.
The Busch Stadium is among the most fabled venues in North American sport and home to the St Louis Cardinals, one of Major League Baseball’s most decorated teams, and winners of 11 World Series titles.
We will bring you full coverage of the tour that will immediately follow the Barclays Premier League season here on mcfc.co.uk.
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