Marlins Press Release
Icons of Real Madrid and Barcelona to Play at Marlins Park
Miami Legends Cup presents Real Madrid vs. Barcelona on September 11
MIAMI - Marlins Park will play host to a legendary soccer match between Real Madrid and Barcelona as one of the oldest and most intense rivalries takes place in Miami. Former members of both clubs will take the field as the two historic teams will play on September 11, 2014 at Marlins Park.
"We are excited to reach an agreement that brings these two soccer powers to Miami," said Claude Delorme, Marlins Executive Vice President of Operations and Events. "Even though rosters have yet to be finalized, these two clubs have a rich history of soccer greats that will lead to a highly-competitive match."
Real Madrid CF, Legends Squad and the F.C. Barcelona Legends team are two of the top soccer teams in the world and comprised of the greatest, all-time players who hail from countries such as Spain, Brazil, Mexico and England. To this day, the rivalry between the clubs engenders passion, fierce competitiveness and vigor among its players and global fan base.
"The mere mention of these two teams sparks the emotions of this iconic rivalry," said Michael Saks, Manager Partner of GroupNV, which along with Global Gateway Business Services, LLC will manage all facets of the event.
The organization is still finalizing specifics including ticket prices and final rosters; further announcements will follow regarding on-sale date. The event website, worldsoccerlegends.com, will soon be populated with all pertinent information.