The MCG Chooses PILA for ICC
The MCG, Melbourne:
The MCG played host some of the world’s best players in the world’s biggest sport, at arguably one of the world’s best sporting arenas. In a six-day festival of football, in excess of 200,000 fans entered through the gates of The MCG to watch global football giants Real Madrid, Manchester City and AS Roma battle it out in the 2015 International Champions Cup. Players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Francesco Totti and Yaya Toure gave Australian crowds a huge dose of star football power at the ‘G’.
Football experts forecast the ICC tournament at The MCG rivaled the 2015 Asian Cup as the biggest football event ever staged in Australia because of the magnitude of the players; and the stars of the show set a pace that is on a different level to what Australia is accustomed to.
2015 International Champions Cup:
The Australian edition of the tournament featured three teams played across three matches at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 18, 21 and 24. Real Madrid were the first club to announce their involvement.Manchester City and Roma were later confirmed to take part in the Australian tournament. The Chinese edition of the tournament featured Real Madrid, Milan and Inter Milan playing a total of three matches in Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Shanghai.
The North American edition of the tournament featured 10 teams but some games were played in Mexico, Canada, Italy and England. Each team involved in the US edition played four games, except the three United States-based teams that only played two games. Select Major League Soccer matches between the ICC competing teams counted towards the point total to allow MLS teams to have four games count on the table.2014 International Champions Cup winners Manchester United were the first team to confirm their involvement in the US edition. (Wikipedia)
PILA’s Stadia Goal Posts:
PILA showcased a full range of Stadia football goal posts at The MCG for the International Champions Cup. From the warm-ups, training and game days, PILA’s goals were used throughout this tournament and will remain at The MCG for future football events.
PILA’s grounds team headed to The MCG to prepare the goal posts before the tournament and were be on call throughout the competition, providing a level of quality and service befitting this premier event.
PILA are the largest manufacturer of goal posts in Australia, as used by more than 75% of stadiums nationally including The MCG, SCG, Etihad, ANZ Stadium and Suncorp Stadium.
For the same level of quality goal posts and service from PILA for your stadium, home ground, club ground or school field, contact PILA today.