International Champions Cup Coming To Heinz Field

Borussia Dortmund vs. S.L. Benfica

Larry Richert and John Shumway
July 18, 2018 - 10:13 am
Soccer Game


The International Champions Cup comes to Pittsburgh next week on July 25.

The matchup will feature S.L. Benfica (Portugal) and Borussia Dortmund (Germany).

To find out more about the event, Corporate Communications Manager at Heinz Field, Nick Sero, joined KDKA Radio on Wednesday.

He first tells listeners about the teams who will be competing in the match.

“S.L. Benfica is like the Yankees of Portugal, they've won every league title, they've won every tournament imaginable, and are constantly the top team in Portugal,” Sero said.

He said their opponent, Borussia Dortmund is, “known for finding those next big superstars; one of those superstars fans can hopefully expect to see is Christian Pulisic; a top men's player for the United States and a Hershey native.”

The event is something different and all kinds of people will be in attendance.

“It's going to be cool for kids who just started playing and for the die-hard soccer fans. It's just something new that you’re not used to in Pittsburgh.” Sero tells KDKA.

There will also be activities for young kids. Sero said,

“Nickelodeon will be in on the action, so there's a lot more for the kids to enjoy on Art Rooney Ave; games, get slimed if you want.”

The International Champions Cup holds 28 matches across 14 cities, and Pittsburgh is one of them.

Gates will open at 6:30pm and the match is set to start at 8:00pm.  

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