PR: Vivid Seats and 2015 International Champions Cup North America Presented by Guinness Beer Renew Partnership
NEW YORK (June 3, 2015) – Today, the 2015 International Champions Cup North America Presented By Guinness Beer announced they have renewed their partnership with Vivid Seats as its Official Ticket Reseller for the events highly anticipated third year. The partnership will provide soccer fans from around the world the chance to watch the world’s finest in action this summer at venues across North America. All matchups for the 2015 International Champions Cup are currently on sale. Four contests have already sold-out in less than a month of going on-sale, demonstrating the immense interest in this year’s tournament and the quality of teams involved. The four sold-out matches include Barcelona vs. Manchester United at Levi’s® Stadium, Club América vs. San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium and Barcelona vs. LA Galaxy at Rose Bowl Stadium. Tickets for these matches are available for purchase through the International Champions Cup Official Ticket Reseller, Vivid Seats.
For access to tickets to all 2015 International Champions Cup North America matches, fans can utilize Vivid Seats' online ticket marketplace through links on the official website of the tournament 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.
"The first two years of the International Champions Cup proved to be a great success, and we have high expectations for 2015,” said Charlie Stillitano, Chairman of Relevent Sports. "Vivid Seats was an extraordinary partner last year and we are excited to work with them again this year. With Vivid Seats as our Official Ticket Reseller, we will host an even greater numbers of soccer fans throughout the duration of our tournament.”
“Our partnership with the International Champions Cup provides fans with a safe and reliable method for buying and selling tickets to the best soccer in the United State this year,” said A.J. Machosky, Vice President of Sponsorships. “We are excited to work with Relevent Sports once again this year to provide fans with the best possible experience as they follow their teams nationwide.”
The 2015 International Champions Cup North America will run from July 11 – August 5 and feature 17 matches played across 12 regions throughout the world. Each team will play four 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. The results from in-season Major League Soccer contests involving tournament participants will be used as part of official tournament scoring.
In total, 10 teams from across the globe, including England (Manchester United F.C., Chelsea F.C.), Portugal (S.L. Benfica), France (Paris Saint-Germain), Mexico (Club América), Spain (Barcelona), Italy (ACF Fiorentina) and the United States (San Jose Earthquakes, Los Angeles Galaxy and New York Red Bulls) will compete in the 2015 International Champions Cup North America. The participating teams have won a total of 108 domestic league titles, 107 domestic cup titles, six CONCACAF Champions League titles and 10 UEFA Champions League titles. The teams feature nine of the 2014-2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or nominees, as well as 30 of the top 100 players in the world as chosen yearly by renowned English magazine FourFourTwo.
In 2015, the International Champions Cup will expand into new continents, as both China and Australia will host versions of the tournament during the summer. A.C. Milan, Inter Milan and Real Madrid will play in the International Champions Cup China in Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Shanghai that runs from July 25- July 29. Real Madrid, Manchester City and AS Roma will play in the International Champions Cup Australia in Melbourne from July 18-24, providing even more fans from around the world the opportunity to see their favorite clubs live. Further details about the 2015 International Champions Cup can be found at www.internationalchampionscup.com.
About Relevent Sports
Relevent Sports provides an innovative approach to building a soccer presence in the United States and around the globe. Relevent Sports showcases the best matchups and tournaments in soccer featuring the top clubs, international teams and players. In addition to hosting the International Champions Cup annually every summer, Relevent Sports works closely with national teams including Brazil, Argentina and Portugal to host exhibition matches in major sports venues throughout the year. Utilizing brand development, grassroots planning, corporate sponsors, international touring and philanthropic initiatives, Relevent Sports promotes and grows the love of soccer worldwide.
About the International Champions Cup
The International Champions Cup is an annual summer soccer tournament organized by Relevent Sports, featuring the best clubs from around the world. A staple property of Relevent Sports and RSE Ventures, the International Champions Cup brings the best in soccer to iconic sports venues across North America, Australia, Europe and China.
Last year, the International Champions Cup featured premier European clubs including Manchester United, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Manchester City, AC Milan, Roma, Inter Milan and Olympiacos. The tournament, played across 13 North American cities, saw Manchester United go undefeated en route to the championship. The International Champions Cup also featured the largest attended soccer match in United States history, when 109,318 fans packed the “Big House” at the University of Michigan to witness Manchester United defeat Real Madrid. The inaugural tournament in 2013 featured eight clubs – Real Madrid, Juventus, Chelsea, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Valencia, Everton and the L.A. Galaxy. It concluded with Real Madrid’s victory over Chelsea in front of nearly 70,000 fans.
Since its inception in 2013, more than one million fans have packed stadiums to watch clubs compete in the International Champions Cup, along with more than 700 million households watching worldwide. In 2015, the tournament will expand to Asia and Australia, as it continues to grow rapidly and attract fans from all over the world.
About RSE Ventures
Founded in 2012 by Stephen M. Ross and Matt Higgins, RSE Ventures is a multi-national sports and entertainment venture firm with a focus on new technologies. RSE builds, owns and operates companies in sports, media, entertainment and technology, including Catalyst Media Group, VaynerMedia, Vayner/RSE, Relevent Sports, Ascendent Sports Group and the International Champions Cup.
About Vivid Seats
For more than a decade, Vivid Seats has led the industry by uniquely combining premium service with maximum affordability across one of the widest selections of live event tickets. Vivid Seats' advanced technology platform coupled with its 100% Buyer Guarantee and in-house customer service center provides fans with ultimate convenience, safety, and reliability for their ticket purchases. Live event goers can place orders online at VividSeats.com or by calling one of the company's ticket experts at 866.556.2816.