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Support the U.S. World Cup bid, get Manchester United tickets early

A few pieces of news to close out this really busy international soccer news day.

The Kansas City World Cup Bid Committee today announced a special pre-sale opportunity to purchase tickets for the team’s match versus international soccer powerhouse Manchester United, available to fans who support Kansas City’s bid to host a future FIFA World Cup.

The USA bid supporters’ pre-sale for the July 25th game at the New Arrowhead Stadium will run from Wednesday, May 12th at noon CT until Saturday, May 15th at 10 a.m. CT, after which tickets will be available for general sale. The pre-sale will be open to all those within 500 miles of Kansas City who have signed the petition to bring World Cup games to the New Arrowhead in 2018 or 2022.

Fans may also acquire tickets to the Manchester United game by purchasing a Kansas City Wizards season ticket package. Tickets to the exhibition match are included with the season tickets, which start at just $150. Visit or dial 888-4KC-GOAL to purchase season tickets.

Wizards stadium price drops with low bond interest rate

From the

Kansas City Business Journal:

The new Kansas City Wizards stadium will cost about $1.21 million less than expected annually.

The Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan., announced Tuesday that interest rates applied to sales tax revenue (STAR) bonds were less than government officials had expected.

Saturday will be a triple-header

From Down The Byline:
Along with the 7:30 start time for the Wizards-Fire game, and the 9:45 start time for KC Athletics vs AAC Eagles the Wizards U-16 Juniors team will take on the Chicago Fire Juniors U-16 team in a US Soccer Developmental Academy league game. Fans can go to all 3 games with a ticket to the Wizards-Fire game and will be able to go in and back out after the Juniors game.