The Chiefs will open The New Arrowhead in August, but before they ever hit the field the Kansas City Wizards will host Manchester United there on July 25th.
Tickets for the first-ever appearance at Arrowhead by Manchester United vs. the Kansas City Wizards go on sale to the general public at 10:00 AM on May 15th. Tickets, which range from $30 – $200, can be purchased via ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at any participating Ticketmaster outlet or through the Chiefs/Wizards box offices.
Chiefs and Wizards season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase seats, as tickets will be made available for purchase to those members immediately.
“We are very excited to welcome Manchester United as the first event in the build up to the grand opening of the New Arrowhead,” Chiefs Chairman Clark Hunt said. “Manchester United is one of the most popular brands in all of sports, and we’re thrilled to have them make their inaugural appearance in Kansas City in the New Arrowhead this July.”
This international match between Manchester United and the Wizards is also expected to enhance Kansas City’s opportunity to host FIFA World Cup™ games.
The New Arrowhead and Kansas City are one of the 18 American venues selected to host FIFA World Cup™ games as part of the USA Bid Committee’s quest to bring the greatest international sporting event in the world to the United States in 2018 or 2022. An official announcement on the host nation for the FIFA World Cup™ will be made in December of this year.
The July 25th match at the New Arrowhead is part of Manchester United’s first tour of North America since 2004. Founded in 1878 as the Newton Health L&YR F.C., the club officially changed its name to Manchester United in 1902.
Back when the announcement was made that Kansas City could host World Cup games, I made no secret that I no zero about soccer. But just as it’s clear that those games would be huge for Kansas City, bringing in Manchester United has no downside (except maybe that $200 price tag for the top ticket!).
There will be people that will be up in arms that the Chiefs aren’t opening The New Arrowhead. I get that, but Arrowhead was able to get a face lift so that Kansas City will be a destination for these type of events.
First Manchester United, then the World Cup and finally…. the Super Bowl?