San Jose Earthquakes vs. Manchester United F.C. Match Announced Sunday, July 22 at Levi’s® Stadium
In conjunction with Relevent Sports, it was announced today that Levi’s Stadium will host a match between the San Jose Earthquakes and Manchester United F.C. on Sunday, July 22nd. The match is part of the English powerhouse’s visit to the United States for their 2018 summer tour. Kick-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. PT.
Pre-sale tickets will be available starting April 9th and will go on sale to the public on April 12th. Prices will start at $25.00 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com. For additional information, fans can visit LevisStadium.com.
“The 49ers have enjoyed a tremendous partnership with our friends at the Earthquakes since opening Levi’s Stadium and we’re looking forward to having them back for their third match in their other home stadium,” said 49ers President Al Guido. “Manchester United is also returning to play at Levi’s Stadium for the third time so we expect them to be comfortable in their surroundings as well. We sincerely thank Relevent Sports for putting together such a compelling matchup for Bay Area soccer fans.”
Speaking of the summer plans, Manchester United Executive Vice Chairman, Ed Woodward, said: “The tour is a central part of the team’s preparation for a long and intense campaign and this is the second consecutive year that we will travel to the U.S. The training facilities are world class and the games will be played in front of passionate crowds, making it an ideal environment for the players to gear up for the new season.
“The club, manager and team always receive a great welcome when visiting America, with our millions of U.S. fans always keen to get closer to Manchester United.”
Founded in 1878, Manchester United are one of the world’s most recognized clubs due to their unparalleled success in England and European competition. United have won 20 English First Division titles, a joint-record 12 FA Cup titles, three European Cups and a FIFA Club World Cup. Currently lead by renowned Portuguese manager José Mourinho, Manchester United were also the first team in English history to win the treble of the Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League.
Manchester United currently boast some of the world’s most talented and recognizable players, including midfielder Paul Pogba, midfielder Juan Mata, forward Romelu Lukaku, midfielder Marouane Fellaini and goalkeeper David de Gea, among others.
“The Quakes are an experienced team with a promising season ahead,” said Relevent Sports Executive Chairman Charlie Stillitano. “So, it’ll be thrilling to see them faceoff against Manchester United, one of the most prestigious teams in the world – especially in a city like San Jose that has such a passionate fanbase.”
San Jose Earthquake will face Manchester United F.C. as part of the Red Devils’ 2018 Tour, presented by AON.
About Levi’s® Stadium
Named Sports Facility of the Year for 2015 by Sports Business Journal, Levi’s Stadium is home to the San Francisco 49ers and serves as the world’s most technologically advanced and sustainable sports and entertainment venue. The $1.2 billion venue consists of 1.85 million square feet and 68,500 seats, including 174 luxury suites and 9,000 club seats, and was designed by HNTB and built by Turner/Devcon for the Santa Clara Stadium Authority. It is a multi-purpose facility with flexibility that has allowed it to host a wide range of events – including international soccer, college football, ice hockey, motorsports, concerts and various civic events – since opening in 2014. The venue is also expandable for major events such as WrestleMania 31, Super Bowl 50 and the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Levi’s Stadium is owned by the Santa Clara Stadium Authority, a public joint powers authority established to provide for development and operation of Levi’s Stadium to ensure the stadium serves the goals of the City of Santa Clara. For more information, go to www.LevisStadium.com.