FRIENDLY: Chivas Guadalajara to face FC Bayern Munich on July 31 at Red Bull Arena
HARRISON, NJ (May 15, 2014) – Club Deportivo Guadalajara, one of the most historic soccer clubs in Mexico affectionately known as Chivas, in conjunction with Soccer United Marketing (SUM), today announced it will face the champions of Europe and the German Bundesliga, FC Bayern Munich, at Red Bull Arena (the home of the New York Red Bulls) in Harrison, New Jersey on Thursday, July 31 (8 p.m. ET). This match, part of the Audi Football Summit, will be part of a tour across the United States.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public at Thursday, May 22 at 10:00 AM ET via tickets.newyorkredbulls.com. Red Bulls Plan Holders and partners will have pre-sale access to purchase tickets for the match. Information regarding the pre-sales will be communicated to these parties directly.
One of the most historic and successful clubs in Mexico, Chivas has captured 11 first division titles in and has raised two Copa México trophies. Additionally, the 108-year-old team is the only club in Mexico to exclusively field Mexican players, a concept that has made Chivas a steady contributor of players to the Mexican National Team. Standout players include former Sporting Kansas City forward Omar Bravo, Aldo DeNigris, the 2012 Olympic gold medalists Jorge Enriquez and Antonio Rodriguez, as well as the FIFA Under-17 world champions Carlos Fierro and Patricio Araujo.
FC Bayern Munich, Germany’s most successful club ever recently conquered its 23rd Bundesliga title. Under the direction of Spanish great Pep Guardiola, FC Bayern Munich counts with a number of talented players including Franck Ribéry (France), Arjen Robben (Netherlands), Mario Mandžukiæ (Croatia) as well as the base of the German National Team with players like Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Thomas Müller. FC Bayern Munich will head to Portland following the New York-area match to take on the MLS All-Stars in the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game at Providence Park on August 6.
Media accreditation information will be announced in the coming weeks.
About Soccer United Marketing
Founded in 2002, Soccer United Marketing (SUM) is the preeminent soccer business company in North America. SUM holds the exclusive rights to the most important soccer properties in the region, including: all commercial rights to Major League Soccer; the United States Soccer Federation; promotional and marketing rights to Mexican National Team games played in the United States, and the CONCACAF Gold Cup™. SUM also manages promotional and marketing rights in the United States for Mexico’s most popular sports team, Club Deportivo Guadalajara (Chivas).
In 2009, SUM announced the creation of the MLS Digital Properties, the only soccer advertising network of its kind, covering all facets of the sport in the U.S., and which allows advertisers to reach millions of soccer fans via online advertising and sponsorships campaigns. These global properties are represented by SUM’s slogan: One Sport. One Company.™ For more information, please visit www.SUMworld.com.
About Red Bull Arena
Red Bull Arena is the benchmark in the North American soccer stadium landscape and sets the standard for other venues of its kind across the continent. The 25,000-seat state-of-the-art facility located in Harrison, New Jersey is the home of the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer (MLS) and opened in March 2010, when the Red Bulls defeated Brazilian side, Santos, 3-1. Since then, Red Bull Arena has hosted a number of top club and international squads including the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams, Ecuador, Colombia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Manchester United (England) and Juventus (Italy). The arena is structured to create a distinct soccer atmosphere as fans in the front row are just 21 feet from the touchlines. Its dynamic roof is a curving structure that wraps the entire arena in an elegant metal shell to create an architectural statement of power and elegance.