International Champions Cup Presented by Heineken Returns to Levi’s® Stadium on August 4th
RELEVENT, a multi-national media, sports and entertainment group, today announced the 2018 International Champions Cup presented by Heineken, featuring the largest number of teams, matches, and venues in the Tournament’s history. In the Bay Area, A.C. Milan will take on F.C. Barcelona on Saturday, August 4th, 2018, 5:00 pm at Levi’s® Stadium.
The match will mark the fourth consecutive year that the International Champions Cup comes to Levi’s Stadium. Both A.C. Milan and F.C. Barcelona will be playing for the second time at the venue as part of the event, as A.C. Milan faced Liverpool F.C. in 2016 and F.C. Barcelona met Manchester United in 2015.
This year’s chase for the Cup features 18 of the best clubs in the world playing 27 matches across the United States, Europe, and Singapore — delivering on the premier sports property’s mission to transform European soccer’s presence around the world.
In its sixth installment, the Tournament is known for kicking off the international soccer season by bringing world-class soccer to the masses and slating marquee match-ups that attract record-breaking crowds – including the largest recorded attendance for a soccer match in the United States.
Exclusive presale tickets will be available starting April 24th, 2018, with general on-sale ticket access starting on May 1st, 2018. Fans can sign up on the International Champions Cup website for access to the presale. All venue-specific and other ticket information is available at International Champions Cup newly-launched website.
With matches scheduled between July 20th and August 12th, the 2018 International Champions Cup will take on a new format. Whereas past Tournaments recognized a winner within each participating continent, this year’s competitive structure will take on a more cohesive format, reigning one overall global champion.
Boasting the world’s best soccer clubs, the upcoming competition includes all of 2018’s UEFA Champions League quarterfinalists, among other elites teams, including: Real Madrid C.F.; Manchester United F.C.; FC Barcelona; Manchester City F.C.; Tottenham Hotspur F.C.; Liverpool F.C.; Chelsea F.C.; Arsenal F.C.; A.S. Roma; Juventus F.C.; A.C. Milan; F.C. Internazionale; Club Atlético de Madrid; Sevilla FC; Borussia Dortmund; F.C. Bayern Munich; Paris Saint-Germain F.C.; and S.L. Benfica.
Collectively, these 18 clubs have won an incredible 281 first division league titles.
Each team will play three matches, 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.