Individual tickets sold out for 2011 MLS All-Star Game
NEW YORK – Major League Soccer and Red Bull New York announced on Tuesday that individual tickets to the 2011 AT&T MLS All-Star Game on July 27 at Red Bull Arena featuring the MLS All-Stars against Manchester United are sold out to the general public.
A limited amount of seats are still available through the All-Star Stampede 5-Game Pack offered exclusively through the New York Red Bulls by calling 1-877-RBSOCCER or logging onto www.newyorkredbulls.com. The match will be telecast live on ESPN2, Galavision, and TSN at 8:30 PM ET.
This year’s All-Star Game will mark the third time the metropolitan New York area has hosted the mid-summer showcase; the inaugural MLS All-Star Game in 1996 and the second in 1997 were played at Giants Stadium. The 25,000-seat, state-of-the-art Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey has played host to multiple friendlies between the Red Bulls and international clubs, along with select national team matches, but the 2011 AT&T MLS All-Star Game will be the first marquee MLS event at the $200 million dollar venue. The MLS All-Stars will be led by New York Red Bulls head coach Hans Backe.
English Premier League Champions Manchester United returns as MLS’ All-Star opponent for the second year in a row. Manchester United is coming off a season which saw them capture the 2011 English Premier League title and reach the final of the UEFA Champions League. They are led by manager Sir Alex Ferguson and boast some of the world’s top players, including strikers Wayne Rooney and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, and defenders Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic.