Thursday 30 May 2013
The Barclays Asia Trophy 2013 was launched in Hong Kong today with news that matchday tickets are to go on sale to the general public on Friday 31 May at 10am Hong Kong time.
The only Premier League-affiliated competition to be held outside England, the Barclays Asia Trophy 2013 will feature Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland and South China, the 2012/13 champions of the Hong Kong First Division League. At the launch the line-up of the tournament was also revealed.
Tottenham and Sunderland will kick off the tournament at 6pm local time on Wednesday 24 July at the 40,000-seater Hong Kong Stadium. If the match can repeat the excitement of when the two teams last met, fans in Hong Kong will be in for a treat. Spurs edged past 10-man Sunderland on the final day of the 2012/13 season at White Hart Lane, but only thanks to a wonder goal from Gareth Bale in the final minute.
After this match, Manchester City, the Barclays Premier League champions of 2011/12 and runners-up last season, will take on South China, from 8.30pm.
The winners of the two matches will face each other three days later (27 July) in the same stadium at 8.30pm. This will follow a third-place play-off from 6pm between the two sides who lost on 24 July. All matches will be played over 90 minutes, going to a penalty shoot-out if the scores are level at full-time.
Wednesday 24 July 2013
Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland, kick-off 6pm (11am BST)
Manchester City v South China, kick-off 8.30pm (1.30pm BST)
Saturday 27 July 2013
Third-place play-off, kick-off 6pm (11am BST)
Final, kick-off 8.30pm (1.30pm BST)
More than two-thirds of match tickets will go on sale to local supporters for each of the double-header matchdays, so more than 52,000 tournament tickets will be going on public sale. It has always been a principle of the Barclays Asia Trophy that tickets are affordable for fans locally and this year is no different.
There are two different pricing structures for the two evenings and the prices in Hong Kong dollars are below.
||24 July||27 July|
|Category A||$500 (£42)||$600 (£51)|
|Category B||$350 (£30)||$450 (£38)|
|Category C||$300 (£25)||$400 (£34)|
|Category D||$250 (£21)||$300 (£25)|
|Students & Senior Citizens
||$150 (£13)||$200 (£17)|
Tickets for the Barclays Asia Trophy 2013 will be available to purchase in Hong Kong via Cityline, the official ticketing agency of the Barclays Asia Trophy, through the following sources:
Tickets sold are per match day and each daily ticket gains the purchaser entrance to both matches on that day. It is not possible to buy a combined ticket for both days. There will be designated areas of the ground for the English-based club supporters, so they can sit together to support their team. Supporters are advised to contact their club directly to enquire about English-based supporter tickets.