The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced today that tickets for the Chicago Fire - Manchester United match at Soldier Field will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, May 3 at 10:00 a.m. CT by calling 1-888-MLS-Fire, Chicago-Fire.com or via Ticketmaster. The Fire will take on the English Premier League leaders and UEFA Champions League Semifinalists at Soldier Field on Saturday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m. CT as part of the World Football Challenge.
The Chicago Fire v. Manchester United match is included in the Fire's Full Season Ticket Holder plan as Bonus Game Two. Supporters can immediately purchase a ticket for the Chicago Fire - Manchester United match by purchasing full Chicago Fire Season Tickets by calling 1-888-MLS-FIRE (657-3473) or by heading to the club's official website at Chicago-Fire.com. Fire Season Ticket Holders will receive an in-kind number of seats at Soldier Field and be given the opportunity to upgrade and/or purchase additional tickets.
Led by Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United is one of the most recognized clubs in the world, lifting a total of 18 English Premier League titles, four Carling cups, three European Cups and a record 11 FA Cups. In 1999, United were the first team to win the Treble (English Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League) in one season. Founded in 1878, the Red Devils have competed in the top division of English soccer since 1938, with the exception of the 1974-1975 season. United currently sit atop the Barclay's English Premier League table with 73 points through 34 games and are close to capturing a record 19th English Premier League title. The Red Devils meet Schalke 04 later today in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Semifinal at the Veltins-Arena at 1:45 p.m. CT (Fox Soccer).
The Men in Red return to action when they visit defending MLS Cup champion, the Colorado Rapids, Saturday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m. CT (My50). The Fire return to TOYOTA PARK Saturday, May 7 when they meet the expansion Vancouver Whitecaps for the first time with kickoff at 7:30 p.m. CT (Comcast SportsNet).