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D.C. United vs. Real Madrid ticket packages now on sale

Washington, D.C. (June 3, 2009) - D.C. United announced today special ticket packages for the friendly against Spanish superpower Real Madrid are now available for purchase. The match will be played at FedExField on August 9 at 3 p.m. ET and will feature a team that boasts international superstars such as Raul, Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Fernando Gago and Gonzalo Higuain, and, under the leadership of a new president and manager, has aspirations to sign additional high-profile players in advance of their North American tour.

The International Stars 4-game plan for individuals will feature two options. Option A will include the Real Madrid match on 8/9, the game vs. the LA Galaxy on 8/22, the game vs. Seattle Sounders FC on 9/12 and the game vs. the San Jose Earthquakes on 9/27. Option B includes the Real Madrid match plus the game vs. the Colorado Rapids (a doubleheader with the Washington Freedom) on 7/18, the match vs. LA on 8/22 and the final home game of the regular season on 10/17 vs. the Columbus Crew. Both packages will include all seating levels and prices will range from $113 for Spectator level, $146 for Premium level, $180 for VIP level and $210 for Mezzanine level. The International Stars plan is available at www.dcunited.com or by dialing 202-587-5000.

A group ticket promotion is also now available by dialing 202-587-5000. Fans buying 20 or more tickets to the Real Madrid match and the same number of tickets to an additional, future D.C. United match will be accommodated.

Single game tickets will go on sale to the general public on June 12 through Ticketmaster, with seats in the lower bowl ranging from $60 for the endline, $75 for sideline and $90 for midfield seats. United planholders can still purchase lower bowl or club-level tickets to this friendly at a reduced price. Special hospitality packages will also be available.

Based in Madrid, Spain, Real Madrid is one of the largest and most successful soccer teams in the world. Possessing more than one hundred years of rich history, they bring their storied tradition to Washington, D.C. for the very first time. Their numerous trophies include a record 31 La Liga titles (finishing in second place 17 times), 17 Spanish Cups, nine European Cups and two UEFA Cups. The club, founded in 1902, has played in the highest level of Spanish competition-the Primera Division of the Liga de Futbol Profesional-since its inception. Playing at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, which boasts a capacity just north of 80,000, in downtown Madrid, the illustrious club was named by FIFA as the Best Club of the 20th century.

For more information or to purchase packages, please call D.C. United at (202) 587-5000 or visit www.dcunited.com .

Updated Timeline
May 28 - Planholders may purchase tickets
June 3 - General public may purchase multi-game package
June 12 - General public may purchase single game tickets or group package

Broadcasting and P.A. Request: When speaking of the organization, please refer to the team as either “D.C. United” or “United,” but not “the D.C. United” or “the United.” We appreciate your cooperation.

Doug Hicks, dhicks@dcunited.com, (202) 587-5448,
Boris Flores, bflores@dcunited.com, (202) 587-5452,
Kyle Sheldon, ksheldon@dcunited.com, (202) 587-5450 or
Cristina Cruz, ccruz@dcunited.com, (202) 587-5440