Historic Visit by Manchester United at The Venetian Macao Cup 2007-04-26  MAIGOC

  Macao, China -English Premier League leaders Manchester United will meet its fans in Macaofor the first time ever when they are in town take part in The Venetian MacaoCup at the Macao Stadium on July 23, 2007.

  The historicvisit is made possible by the combined effort of the joint organizers: Macau 2ndAsian Indoor Games Organising Committee (MAIGOC) and Ka Ki Sport Development,title sponsor The Venetian Macao~Resort~Hotel, tour organizer ProEvents and co-organizer Macau Football Association.

  Speaking at apress conference held at the MAIGOC’s headquarters, The Venetian Macao Cup OrganizingCommittee Chairman Mr. ManuelSilvério announced that tickets forthe much anticipated match between the Red Devils and Chinese SuperLeague team Shenzhen Xiangxue EisitiFootball Club would be on sale at the Macao Stadium from 9am on 2 June 2007,available at MOP 300, 600 and 900.

  “Thisworld-class event also serves as warm up for the upcoming Macau 2007, 2ndAsian Indoor Games, and an overall test for the operations in security, crowdmanagement, hospitality, medical services, ticketing, protocol, media centre toTV broadcasting,” said MAIGOC Chairman Mr.Manuel Silvério.

  Mr. DavidGill, Chief Executive of Manchester United Football Club said: “We are delighted to be the first ManchesterUnited team to visit Macao.We are looking forward to the game immensely and a chance to see some of ourloyal fans in Chinaonce again.”

  The Chairman ofProEvents, Mr. Paul Kam, said they are proud to be one of the contributors to such anhistoric event. “Our thanks must go to our friends at Manchester United, whomwe are fortunate to have such a long and close relationship, for making thedream of so many fans in Macaocome true. We would also like to thank title sponsor The Venetian Macao~Resort~Hotel, who provided thevital support for such an important event for Macao,” said Mr. Kam.

  “We are very proud tobe the title sponsor of this great event and play a role in bringing ManchesterUnited to Macaofor the first time. Presenting a world-class game like this gives us awonderful opportunity to showcase another spectacular one-of-a-kind sportingevent, especially one that caters to the region’s passion for football,” said Mr. WilliamP. Weidner, President and Chief Operating Officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp.

  ManchesterUnited’s match against Shenzhen Xiangxue Eisiti FC will kickoff at 8pm on 23rd July. It would be theEnglish Premiership giants’ third stop in its summer Asian Tour, which willbegin in Tokyowhen the team meets Urawa Red Diamonds on 17th July. They will then go to Koreato face FC Seoul three days later. United will touch down in Macao on 21stJuly, before finishing in Kuala Lumpur on 27th July against a Malaysian XI.

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  For match information in Macao, please contact: Ms Sut Chan, MAIGOC Tel:+853 7976

  For tourinformation, please contact: Ms Vicky Ho, ProEvents Overseas LtdTel: +852 2314 2115