From the New England Revolution: “Tickets to the eagerly-anticipated international friendly between the New England Revolution and English titan Manchester United went on sale to the public today, Saturday, April 23, at 10 a.m., through all Ticketmaster locations and the Revolution ticket office.
Through a series of pre-sales which included Revolution season ticket holders and multiple-game package purchasers – as well as special multiple-game packages that included the Manchester United match – more than 25,000 tickets have already been sold to what is widely considered the Revolution’s biggest-ever international friendly.”
Quick thoughts on ticket sales
A game against Manchester United is something the New England Revolution faithful shouldn’t miss. It’s a chance to see the next crop of United players — as Sir Alex surely won’t play his first-choice team in a friendly on turf — and how the Revs hold up against some of the top-talent in the world.
The Revolution might get beat pretty handily, but this game isn’t being played because the Revolution need a win. This friendly match will help the Revolution front office staff determine the type of market in the area for professional soccer, to draw in new fans for the Revolution from the existing crowd of English Premier League fans that may not really know that the Revolution are in the area.
It’s good to see the tickets going so quickly, but it has to be discouraging for the Revs front office because that means there is a demand for the sport that isn’t being tapped yet as MLS game day attendance is no where near this high.