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Record U.S. Crowd Expected For Int'l Friendly At Michigan Stadium

The Guinness Int'l Champions Cup continues this weekend, and the expected sellout crowd of 109,000 at Michigan Stadium for Saturday's Manchester United-Real Madrid match will mark the "biggest attendance for a soccer game" in the U.S. to date (, 8/1).

Meanwhile, "more than 60,000 tickets have been sold" for Liverpool-AC Milan Saturday at Bank of America Stadium (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 8/1). NFL Panthers President Danny Morrison said that soccer matches "work well for the stadium" because staging a game "puts minimal stress on the grass playing field" (, 8/1). Also this weekend, TCF Bank Stadium hosts Manchester City-Olympiacos and Lincoln Financial Field hosts AS Roma-Inter Milan (THE DAILY).
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