Washington, D.C. (June 11, 2009) - D.C. United today announced individual tickets to the match against Spanish superpower Real Madrid C.F. will go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET. The match will be played at FedExField on August 9 at 3 p.m. ET and will feature recently announced acquisitions Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka, the 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year and 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year, respectively. The club also boasts a roster including international superstars the likes of Raul, Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Fernando Gago and Gonzalo Higuain.
Single game tickets will go on sale to the general public 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. Single game tickets to all other United home dates are currently available via all TicketMaster outlets.
Those wishing to purchase tickets in advance of public sale may do so through several options at www.dcunited.com
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.
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