Match day tickets to attend the Barclays Asia Trophy 2015 in Singapore will be made available for purchase to the general public from Wednesday 13 May at 10am Singapore time with more than 70% of the tickets to be available at less than $70.
The tournament, which takes place in the Lion City for the first time, will give fans the opportunity to see “live” Barclays Premier League stars like Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Stoke City’s Peter Crouch in competition with Singapore’s finest players.
As another Barclays Premier League season heads towards an exciting finish, the next football action to feature the cream of English football will be in Singapore with the Barclays Asia Trophy in July. Everton will take on Stoke City in the opening match of the tournament while the first test for the Singapore Select XI is to take on FA Cup Finalists Arsenal.
All three Premier League clubs are expected to bring along their first team squads featuring the likes of Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud, Everton’s Ross Barkley and Leighton Baines, and Stoke City’s Charlie Adam and Jon Walters.
With tickets sold according to match days (15 or 18 July), fans will be able to enjoy two matches for the price of one ticket, which is excellent value for money.
Over 90,000 tickets will be available to the public to buy over the two match days and 70% of the tickets will be on sale for S$70 or less. The cheapest adult ticket is S$40, while children will be able to watch from S$25.
“I am pleased to be going to Singapore because Arsenal has many fans there and we always get a very warm welcome in Asia. We are always amazed by how much people know about our club and how popular the Premier League and Arsenal is,” said Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger.
Everton Manager, Roberto Martinez said, “there’s something completely different about playing another Premier League side abroad preseason. At home perhaps you play with the gloves on a little, the fans are relaxed and there’s no huge expectation to test yourself. But when you are abroad, competing for a trophy and playing for fans who might be seeing you play for the very first time, then it is a little different – you want to put on a good show.”
“It is a very exciting opportunity to lead a Singapore side against household Premier League names. Playing against world class players is good for the development of our players, and the experience will be immense and invaluable to our backroom staff as well,” said Singapore Select XI Head Coach, V. Sundramoorthy as he urged fans to turn up and support his side against the big boys of the Premier League .
The Barclays Asia Trophy has been held biennially since 2003 and is the only Premier League affiliated competition to take place outside England. The four team knock-out competition will take place over two match days on Wednesday 15 and Saturday 18 July 2015, with a final to determine the winner and a play-off to decide third place.