The Milwaukee Brewers today announced that Miller Park will play host to a friendly competition between Atlas Futbol Club from the Mexican Liga MX and Newcastle Football Club of the English Premier League on Tuesday, July 14. It is the second-ever professional soccer match at Miller Park and follows the success of last year's exhibition between Chivas and Swansea City A.F.C.
Formed almost 100 years ago (August 15, 1916), Club Atlas has been a mainstay in the top division of the Mexican Liga for 86 years. Based out of Guadalajara, the team finished fourth this season in the Liga MX and recently named Mr. Gustavo Cristian Matosas Paidon as manager for the upcoming season.
Newcastle United Football Club was founded in 1892 and plays in the English Premier League, the highest professional level of football in the country.Since the beginning, the team has played their home matches at St. James' Park, the oldest stadium in North East England.The 2015 season saw the team, affectionately known as the Magpies, remain in the Premier League with hard fought victories over such clubs as Crystal Palace (3-2), Tottenham (2-1), Manchester City (2-0), Liverpool (1-0) and EPL title winners Chelsea (2-1).
"After the success of last year's match, we are thrilled to bring world-class professional soccer back to Miller Park," said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. "It is another great opportunity to showcase our facility's unique ability to host a multitude of events."
Tickets go on sale for the match on Thursday, June 4 at 10:00 a.m. and prices range from $25 - $70.Parking is $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the match. Fans can purchase tickets online at Brewers.com/soccer, in person at the Miller Park Box Office, or by phone at 414-902-4000.
In addition, all fans who attend the match will receive a voucher at the gate that will allow them to receive $15 off a future Brewers home game in the month of August. The voucher is valid for 14 games in the month, excluding August 1, 2, 8 and 15.
A seating diagram is available at Brewers.com/soccer. The pitch will be laid out in an east-west orientation with one goal in leftfield and the other goal near first base.
The match will start at 8 p.m. and the gates to Miller Park will open at 6:30 p.m.Parking lots will open at 5 p.m.
En Español: Atlas F.C. & Newcastle F.C. se enfrentarán en el Miller Park en juego amistoso el martes 14 de Julio