SOURCE: TicketLiquidator


May 06, 2011 11:56 ET

TicketLiquidator's Ticket of the Week: Manchester United Tickets

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - May 6, 2011) - TicketLiquidator announced some unexpected news today: Manchester United tickets are their number one selling sports ticket at the moment. This is astonishing, given the ongoing NHL playoff schedule and the fact that NBA playoff tickets are expected to be the biggest sellers around this time of year. The reason, of course, is that the Red Devils are coming to the USA this summer and America wants to see them play.

"We're usually geared up for major sales of Dallas Mavericks tickets or Chicago Bulls tickets in the spring, but Man U have tremendous selling power in America right now," Ayla Keiser, Media Relations, TicketLiquidator. "Having said that, we're amazed that they've reached the top three of our TicketLiquidator Hot Sellers list!"

As the European soccer season hits fever pitch, Manchester United is mounting a strong challenge for English Premier League and UEFA Champions League triumph. United won the EPL and UEFA "double" back in 2008, but this year is different; their 2011 UEFA Champions League Final opponent is Barcelona. The soccer world is buzzing ahead of this titanic clash. And here's the biggest news of all: Barcelona -- widely considered to be the best soccer team in the world -- are also touring the USA this summer and the soccer giants will meet in Washington DC on July 30th. Man United vs. Barcelona tickets are selling quickly on TicketLiquidator's exchange.

The repeat of the 2011 UEFA Champions League Final is an exciting prospect for fans, but United will play several additional games, including the 2011 MLS All-Star Game. The Man United US tour is must-see for stateside "football" fans who may be wondering if another MLS side can beat United, like the KC Wizards did on their 2010 US tour.

Major League Soccer has gained popularity over the past few years. Several European and South American superstars have come to play for MLS teams, including David Beckham, Thierry Henry and Juninho. In return, a number of MLS stars have moved from the US to play for English Premier League teams, including Tim Howard, originally to Man U but now at Everton, Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan. Manchester United and Barcelona will meet at Wembley Stadium for the UEFA Champions League Final on May 28th. Two months later they will play again, in Landover, MD.

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