MLS outfit Kansas City Wizards have announced they will meet the world's biggest club, Manchester United, in a pre-season friendly. The clash will take place at the New Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, July 25 and will be third match of United's summer tour of North America which will also see them play Scottish giants Celtic in Toronto, expansion franchise Philadelphia Union in Philadelphia and the MLS All-Stars in Houston.
The Wizards in association with NFL club Kansas Chiefs will welcome Manchester United with open arms as stated by Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt.
"We are very excited to welcome Manchester United as the first event in the build up to the grand opening of the New Arrowhead," Hunt said. "Manchester United is one of the most popular brands in all of sports, and we're thrilled to have them make their inaugural appearance in Kansas City in the New Arrowhead this July."
United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was also excited about the trip, saying: "It's great to be going back to North America. I enjoyed the last two tours there in 2003 and 2004 immensely. The quality of the facilities is outstanding and there is real enthusiasm in the crowds. It's especially pleasing to be going in a World Cup year, when interest in football will be at its height."
Tickets, which range from $30 - $200, will go on sale to the public on Saturday, May 15 at 10 a.m. CT. and can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000, or by visiting Kansas City area Ticketmaster outlets or the Arrowhead Stadium box office. Premium tickets, VIP opportunities and group tickets can be purchased by calling the Wizards at 888-4KC-GOAL.
There is also a special presale for Kansas City Wizards and Kansas City Chiefs season ticket holders beginning immediately. A ticket to the Wizards vs. Manchester United game is included in the Kansas City Wizards season ticket member package via special game tickets. Wizards season ticket members can reserve their seats online at www.KCWizards.com/ManU or by calling 888-4KC-GOAL.