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05.07.2009 11:06

United States tastes Barça fever


FC Barcelna visit to the United States are hotly-anticipated as expectations across the Pond with tickets being sold already for the three matches that the treble winners will play.

After opening the pre-season campaign with games in London against Tottenham Hotspur and Al Ahly, Pep Guardiola's side are due back in Barcelona on July 27 and two days later they will jet out to the west coast of America to participate in three games there.

Going well

ny-fcb_x6x.jpgFor the second consecutive year, Barça are going to the United States and this time they will appear in Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco in the first week of August. All three games have seen sales of tickets start well.

The opening encounter will take place in the Pasadena Rose Bowl in Los Angeles on August 1 against LA Galaxy and already around 34,000 of the 91,000 available tickets have been sold.

Great expectations

chivasfcb.jpgAlready the second game is looking like one to watch as the game against Seattle Sounders in Qwest Field on August 5 has seen 62,500 tickets of the 67,000 that will be put on sale have been bought.

Around 22,300 seats for the third game on August 8 in San Francisco have also been snapped up by fans for the game against Chivas de Guadalajara in Candlestick Park.
United States tastes Barça fever
Sales figures
Los Angeles (Rose Bowl) : 34,000 (total capacity 91,000)
Seattle (Qwest) : 62,500 (total capacity 67,000)
San Francisco (Candlestick Park) : 22.300 (total capacity 70,000)

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