109K Fans for Real Madrid-Man U Set Attendance Record for Soccer Match in US

109K Fans for Real Madrid-Man U Set Attendance Record for Soccer Match in US

On Saturday at Michigan’s “Big House,” a friendly soccer match between two of the world’s most storied franchises–England’s Manchester United and Spain’s Real Madrid–drew 109, 318 fans, which was a U.S. record. 

According to Yahoo Sports, “the previous record of 101,799 was set by the 1984 Olympic gold-medal match between France and Brazil at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.” Tickets reportedly ranged “from $45 to $189.”

Manchester United won 3-1 and the friendly showed there are plenty of fans in the Midwest willing to watch great soccer. 

Read More Stories About:

Breitbart Sports, France, Yahoo, Spain


Comment count on this article reflects comments made on Breitbart.com and Facebook. Visit Breitbart's Facebook Page.

Like Breitbart on Facebook

BREITBART VIDEO PICKS

FROM THE HOMEPAGE