Getting Set for Tomorrow’s Miller Park Soccer Match

 

 

On the heels of the U.S. Women’s National Team’s World Cup victory, we’re pretty pumped up for tomorrow’s soccer match at Miller Park.

Last night, both Atlas F.C. and Newcastle United F.C. arrived in Milwaukee:

and both teams took part in practices today at Marquette’s Valley Fields.

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In addition, to preview this event, we held a press conference at Miller Park today.  Newcastle Coach Steve McClaren, Jack Colback, a central midfielder from Newcastle United, Atlas Coach Gustavo Matosas and Aldo Leao Ramirez, a central midfielder from Club Atlas were on hand for the event. 

The scene from today's press conference at Miller Park. (Photo via Sara Stathas/Milwaukee Brewers)

The scene from today’s press conference at Miller Park. (Photo via Sara Stathas/Milwaukee Brewers)

 

Each of the participants expressed how excited they are to be playing the match at Miller Park–and that they’ve already been impressed by the fan support in Wisconsin as many showed up for this morning’s practices.

“I think the atmosphere will be good. I think there is going to be at least 25,000 here, which is a great turnout. We all know how enthusiastic American fans are,” said Colback.

Newcastle Coach McClaren said,  “It’s great! It was strange because they are in the Newcastle shirts and they have American accents, so that’s a little unusual. Also as Jack was saying, tomorrow’s game with 25-30,000 people will be a great atmosphere against a very good team. Again I reiterate that Milwaukee, we’ve only been here a day but it’s very nice. The weather is good; far better than back home so we will enjoy the preparation and then the game.”

Atlas Coach Matosas echoed Coach McClaren’s sentiment saying, “Milwaukee is beautiful. I don’t know Milwaukee, but Milwaukee is really beautiful. Beautiful city.”

Following the press conference, the media also had the chance to take the field for a match.

The media had a chance to test out the soccer pitch at Miller park this afternoon.

The media had a chance to test out the soccer pitch at Miller park this afternoon.

 

Tickets are still available for tomorrow’s match. Prices range from $25 – $70. Parking is $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the match. Fans can purchase tickets online at Brewers.com/soccer, in person at the Miller Park Box Office, or by phone at 414-902-4000.

In addition, all fans who attend the match will receive a voucher at the gate that will allow them to receive $15 off a future Brewers home game in the month of August. The voucher is valid for 14 games in the month, excluding August 1, 2, 8 and 15And the first 10,000 adults 18 and over will receive a reversible soccer scarf featuring the logos and colors of the Newcastle and Atlas Clubs, courtesy of Potawatomi Hotel and Casino.

The gates to Miller Park will open at 6:30 p.m.  Parking lots will open at 5 p.m.

For more information on the match, check out our A-to-Z Guide, here.

Special thanks to New Media Intern Aaron Oberley for the photos and assist today!

-Cait

@CMoyer

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