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SuperCupNI tickets go on sale to see the cream of world football

Local football fans will have a feast of football action to enjoy later this summer as 64 teams from across the globe descend upon Northern Ireland for SuperCupNI 2023.

The tournament, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, will welcome some of the biggest names in football to three council areas and football fans will be able to easily access tickets prior to the big kick off.

Victor Leonard, chairperson of SuperCupNI admitted they are expecting bumper crowds at the tournament.

“We have faced a challenging number of years as a result of the pandemic but when you see the quality of teams we have attracted to the tournament, it is testament to not only the hard work of the volunteers behind the event but the teams that are attending who firmly believe we can offer a high-quality experience that benefits their players.

“Our Multi Match Ticket has proven to be hugely popular in recent years and this will give ticket holders a chance to access all matches except for the six Elite games and finals at Coleraine Showgrounds and Ballymena Showgrounds.

“Football fans will have access to 30 matches a day and we know from the number of people who have bought the Multi Match Ticket in the past that it is very well received and represents tremendous value for money.”

This year’s tournament will feature an exciting Elite section with teams from Manchester United, Liverpool, Valencia and Hertha Berlin taking part.

Leonard admitted interest has been high in those wishing to watch the stars of tomorrow from some of Europe’s most prestigious clubs.

“Last summer was one of the best attended tournaments in recent years and from the moment we announced the Elite section we have been inundated with enquiries from people wanting to buy tickets for the games.

“We expect interest to be substantial for these matches and we have no doubt local football fans will be keen to see some of Europe’s best young talent!

“Tickets for these matches will be separate to the Multi Match Ticket and can be bought via the BuyTicket app for just £10 for adults and £6 for youths.”

Tickets are now available online through BuyTicket, which can be downloaded onto your smart phone now and there is a pay at the gate option at our paying venues for all sections of the tournament. However, this will only be in operation if the match has not ‘sold out’ of tickets through the BuyTicket app.

The organisers have also put in place a ‘Fantastic Friday’ incentive for the finals at Coleraine and Ballymena Showgrounds with adults priced at £14 and youth at £6. There will also be a pay at the gate option for the Minor Final only, at the Coleraine Showgrounds on Friday 28th July, with adults £6 and youth £4.

The paying venues for the tournament are Coleraine Showgrounds, Ballymena Showgrounds, Anderson Park, Brougshane, Limavady Showgrounds, Scroggy Road (Limavady), Seahaven (Portstewart), Riada Stadium (Ballymoney), Chimney Corner FC and Dixon Park in Ballyclare.

Venues which have free entry include Clough, the Warren (Portstewart), Parker Avenue (Portrush), the Heights (Coleraine), Castlerock, the Diamond (Rathcoole), Monkstown, Mossley and Riada 2 (Ballymoney).

Ticket Pricing:

Multi Match Tickets:
Adults £30, Youth (Under 16) £12.

Paying venue individual match:
Elite – Adults £10, Youth £6.
Premier and Junior Section – Adults £8, Youth £5.
Minor Section – Adults £6, Youth £4.

Fantastic Friday:
Adults £14, Youth £6.

Minor Final Pay At Gate:
Adults £6, Youth £4

Picture Captions:
SCNI Junior Winners 2022 – Manchester United celebrate winning the 2022 SuperCupNI Junior Section
SCNI Premier Winners 2022 – Ipswich Town celebrate winning the 2022 SuperCupNI Premier Section
SCNI Parade 2022 – USA side Surf Select pictured at the 2022 SuperCupNI Welcoming Parade & Ceremony

StatSports SuperCupNi 2022 Premier Final Co Antrim v Ipswich Town, Ballymena Showgrounds Ipswich Town celebrates victory Picture by Brian Little/PressEye
Friday 29th July 2022 STATSports SCNI CUP Junior Final Rangers v Manchester United at Ballymena Showgrounds. Manchester United 2022 winners Photo by Stephen Hamilton/Presseye
Sunday 24th July 2022 Statsports Supercup NI 2022 Welcoming Parade & Ceremony in Coleraine town centre, Co Antrim followed by opening ceremony at the Showgrounds. Mandatory Credit : Stephen Hamilton/Presseye

Maurice Bradley