BRADENTON, Fla. (January 14, 2014) – Six Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs are set to arrive in Bradenton, Fla. beginning this month where they will train and compete in a series of friendlies among each other and a number of international clubs at IMG Academy. Soccer fans in the area will have an opportunity to see MLS clubs like Chicago Fire, Columbus Crew, D.C. United, FC Dallas, New England Revolution and Toronto FC up close and personal on select dates throughout January and February.
Current schedule of games:
|New England Revolution vs. Malmö FF (Sweden)||Jan. 31||7:00 p.m.|
|New England Revolution vs. Toronto FC||Feb. 2||2:00 p.m.|
|Toronto FC vs. D.C. United||Feb. 5||4:00 p.m.|
|Columbus Crew vs. Malmö FF||Feb. 5||6:30 p.m.|
|Chicago Fire vs. D.C. United||Feb. 8||7:00 p.m.|
|Chicago Fire vs. Orlando City||Feb. 11||7:00 p.m.|
|Chicago Fire vs. D.C. United||Feb. 12||10:00 a.m.|
* FC Dallas dates to be announced; all games subject to change
Games will be played in IMG Academy’s new state-of-the-art stadium. Tickets start as low as $9 for children, $13 for adults and $11 for seniors, with season pass and family ticket package options also available. Tickets can be purchased via the IMG Academy website at www.imgacademy.com/events Look for more information in the coming weeks regarding special community nights. Spectators should utilize the Bollettieri Blvd./43rd St. W. entrance of IMG Academy for access to the stadium.
Media are invited to cover the matches and should submit a credential application via the IMG Academy Press Room: http://www.imgacademy.com/press-room
The MLS Preseason Bradenton is made possible by the support of the Bradenton Area CVB. A portion of the ticket sales will be given to the Bradenton Area EDC.
IMG Academy is home to the U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team. The campus also annually hosts professional teams in a myriad of sports. Individual MLS clubs have trained at IMG Academy, as have international clubs such as Sweden’s Malmö FF, England’s Tottenham Hotspur, and Brazil’s Cruzeiro Esporte Clube. Additionally, IMG Academy is the host site for the United Soccer League’s (USL) largest events, including the Super-Y and Super-20 North American Finals, the W-League and W-20 Championships, PRO Combine, Olympic Development Program camp, and more.
About IMG Performance
IMG Performance, a division of the global leader in sports, fashion and media, IMG, is aimed at developing sports performance research, products and services that have grown out of the division’s world-leading integrated academic and athletic training institution, IMG Academy. Development areas include: Personal & Organizational Performance; Performance Events; Labs & Research; and Educational & Training Products and Services, including IGNITE 360 Performance Training.