Heads up: the third edition of the International Champions Cup (ICC) returns to Singapore on 20 and 21 July at the National Stadium, promising a weekend of excitement with its blockbuster selection of top European clubs.
Whether you’re a hardcore football fan or you’re just looking for fun things to do with the family, this year’s tournament is not to be missed – here’s why.
The exciting line-up
Kicking off on 20 July at 7.30pm, the opening match will be between Manchester United and Inter, marking a decade since the sides clashed in the last eight of the UEFA Champions League. To round off the weekend, Juventus takes on Tottenham Hotspur the next day at 7.30pm.
The ICC 2019 will cap a long-awaited return to Singapore for both Premier League sides. It will also be their first appearance at the new National Stadium after Spurs graced the old Kallang venue in 1995, and Fabien Barthez’s cameo as an outfield player headlined the Red Devils’ last visit in 2001. Conversely, it will be a second appearance on the island for the Italian sides. Juventus played the first ever football match in the newly-opened National Stadium against a Singapore Select XI in 2014, while Inter triumphed over Bayern Munich and Chelsea to be crowned champions of the 2017 ICC Singapore.
Catch the ICC Roving Truck at Cineleisure on 6 and 7 July, and Suntec City from 12 to 18 July. Kids and adults alike can try their hands in soccer-related games and stand a chance to win some premium giveaways! Get competition ready with a game of soccer pool, show off your skills in a dribbling challenge, or immerse yourself in a virtual reality football experience.
Apart from these fringe activities, which are also open to public, ticket holders can look forward to some exclusive promotions leading up to the ICC. Enjoy 15 percent off general admission at family-friendly indoor playground Bounce Singapore, when you book online with the code ICC2019. For a taste of virtual reality, head to Zero Latency at Suntec City and get 15 percent discount on all in-venue game sessions! Football and futsal fans will also get a 10 percent discount on futsal pitch rental hourly rates at Ark Futsal and Arena Football. All these and more promotions can be found in the 2019 International Champions Cup Guide!
In case you still need more reason to get your hands on some tickets (Match 2 tickets are still available!), here’s another one: ticket holders are entitled to a long list of foodie discounts! From 6 to 21 July, simply flash your ticket to enjoy them.
Get 15 percent off your total bill at the popular Harry’s Bar, and a 10 percent discount at Café Football. Over at Orchard Cineleisure, beers are one-for-one – and yes, all-day-long – at Benjamin Barker Café, while dine-in orders at Pastamania are 10 percent off. Ticket holders can party the night away with free entry to rooftop bar 1-Altitude! At Monti, you get a free glass of prosecco while at The Riverhouse, you get a drink on the house when you buy two. And that’s not all! You’ll also be entitled to 20 percent off your bill at selected restaurants in Resorts World Sentosa, including Syun, Tangerine and celebrity-chef resto Curate.
Written in collaboration with the International Champions Cup: