International Champions Cup

Jul 05, 2018

Destination Ann Arbor will be hosting a free ICC Street Festival the night before the match, on Friday July 27 at 5:00pm. The event will take place on Main St. in downtown Ann Arbor. It is open to the public and all ages are welcome. Grammy-nominated artist and Ann Arbor native, Mayer Hawthorne, will be performing. 

On Saturday, July 28 at 5:00 pm, Manchester United will take on Liverpool F.C. inside U-M’s Michigan Stadium as part of the International Champions Cup (ICC) tournament. This summer will mark the third-time that the tournament comes to The Big House, including the 2014 match between Real Madrid and Manchester United that set an American attendance record with over 109,318. Purchase your ICC tickets here. 

The Liverpool F.C.–Manchester United F.C. rivalry, also known as the North West Derby, is considered one of the biggest rivalries in association football. These teams are two of the biggest-earning and widely supported football clubs in the world. Manchester United currently sits in second place out of 20 teams in the Premier League this season, while Liverpool is third. Each club could claim historical supremacy over the other. Manchester United has won a record 20 league titles, 12 FA Cups and five league cups. Liverpool has claimed 18 league titles, eight league cups and seven FA Cups.

The 2018 International Champions Cup tournament, presented by Heineken, features the largest number of teams, matches and venues in the tournament’s history. This year features 18 of the best clubs in the world playing 27 matches across the United States, Europe and Singapore. 

The International Champions Cup will take on a new format this year. Whereas past tournaments recognized a winner within each participating continent, this year there will be one reigning global champion. Three points are awarded for a win, while teams earn two points for a penalty kick win and one point for a penalty kick loss. You do not want to miss this opportunity to see world-class soccer in the Big House. Purchase your ICC tickets now!


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