Overview

Get ready for some nail biting action as European league champions Real Madrid CF, Manchester City FC and AS Roma are all set to participate in the Australian edition of the International Champions Cup (ICC), in Melbourne, this July. To be held in Melbourne’s famed Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), soccer fans can delight themselves as they see their favourite teams go head to head against each other, in three supercharged games to be held on 18, 21 and 24 July. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Plan early and enjoy the best of European soccer outside Europe!

Event Details

Date: Sab, Jul 18, 2015 - Jum, Jul 24, 2015
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
Website: International Champions Cup - Official Website

The International Champions Cup (ICC)

The International Champions Cup (ICC) is a yearly pre-season tournament held in the summer. Up until 2015, the ICC was held exclusively in the USA, where the best of European teams would join sides from the American continent in competing for the trophy. However, the 2015 International Champions Cup, as a part of the expansion promised, will have both China and Australia playing host to tournaments simultaneously at the end of July. Brought to Melbourne by Nine Touring and Events, TLA Worldwide and RSE Ventures, the International Champions Cup Australia, presented by Audi, will see three of the world’s best football teams compete in one of Australia’s most highly anticipated events.

Hosted at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), one of Australia’s biggest and most popular sporting stadiums, the 2015 ICC tournament will feature three of the best football teams in the world- Real Madrid CF, Manchester City FC and AS Roma. The opening match, held on Saturday July 18, at 7.00pm will see the champions of Europe, Real Madrid clash with Italian super club AS Roma. The next leg of the match to be held on Tuesday July 21 at 7.45pm, will see Manchester City, Melbourne City’s sister club, face off against AS Roma in what is sure to be thrilling game. On Friday, July 24 7.45pm, the final match will see Real Madrid go head to head with Manchester City in one of the largest football matches ever played outside of Europe.
Visit Melbourne and catch all the excitement firsthand. Start making your travel plans now!

Travel Tip

The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) at Yarra Park, Jollimont, is a pleasant 15-minute walk from the city. Taxis are available from the ground at the conclusion of each event. Alternatively, you can also use public transport including trains, trams and busses. The two train stations closest to the MCG are the Jolimont Station (otherwise known as MCG Station) and Richmond Station situated on the southeastern side of the MCG. Three tram routes, including Tram No. 75 (City-Vermont South), Tram No. 48 (Docklands/City-North Balwyn) and Tram No. 70 (Docklands/City-Wattle Park) all provide access to the MCG. For those travelling from the northern and southern suburbs, bus route no.246, run by National Bus Company, stops in Punt Road, just a punt kick from the ground.

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International Champions Cup

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International Champions Cup

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