Ingolstadt, May 7, 2013 – The Audi Cup has perfect prospects of becoming a classic event as part of the pre-season preparations of the world’s best clubs. On July 31 and August 1, FC Bayern München, Manchester City FC, AC Milan and the Brazilian top club São Paulo FC will meet for the third Audi Cup in Munich’s Allianz Arena. Advance ticket sales for both tournament days are now starting. One-day tickets start selling for as little as 20 euros.
In 2013, the Audi Cup is again billed as “Meet the best.” The participants are top-caliber teams in line with this motto. FC Bayern München as the host will receive the teams from Manchester City FC, AC Milan and São Paulo FC.
At the inaugural event of the tournament in 2009, FC Bayern left the field as the winner and in 2011 the club was only defeated by FC Barcelona in the final. Aside from serving as a “dress rehearsal” for the new season in the club’s own stadium, the Audi Cup offers Bayern’s new coach Pep Guardiola the opportunity to achieve the first international title with his new club. In the English Champion of the 2011/2012 season Manchester City, the seven-time European Cup winner AC Milan and the three-time World Cup winner São Paulo the competition on the way to winning the trophy that has been specifically designed by Audi is extremely strong.
The playing mode of the Audi Cup promises to deliver superb soccer entertainment. On July 31, two semi-final meetings will take place. The two losing teams will then play for third place on August 1 before the two winners meet in the final. This means that the spectators will be experiencing all four top clubs on both days. The kick-off times are scheduled for 18:15 and 20:30, respectively.
Facebook fans can find the 2013 Audi Cup at www.facebook.com/AudiCup2013. Aside from a review of the first two tournaments current news on the participating teams and players are available there starting right now.
Tickets for the 2013 Audi Cup are now available at www.audicup.com. One-day tickets that give fans the opportunity to watch two top games live start selling for as little as 20 euros. The 2011 edition of the tournament was sold out.