(NYSE:MANU) Manchester United has today announced that its 2014 Tour, presented by Aon, will take place in the United States. The team will visit a number of destinations in the country as they look to prepare for the 2014/15 season.
This will be the team’s first visit to North America following two successful back-to-back tours in 2010 and 2011.
Full details of Tour 2014 will be announced in the coming weeks.
Manchester United Group Managing Director, Richard Arnold, said: “I’m delighted to announce that the team will be returning to the USA for our 2014 Tour, presented by Aon.
“Since the Club’s last visit in 2011, the appeal of football in America has grown rapidly. NBC reported that this season’s Barclays Premier League opening weekend saw the average viewership rise by 78% from the 2012/13 season*, with Manchester United’s match against Swansea being the most-watched game.”
“Manchester United has over eight million followers in the United States and the 2014 Tour presents an exciting opportunity for these fans to get up close to the club they love.”