(Photos by NY Yankees)
Immediately after the conclusion of Sunday’s 6-2 Yankees win over the Mariners, the Yankee Stadium grounds crew began transforming the field for the soccer match taking place on Wednesday at 8:00 p.m between Real Madrid and A.C. Milan at Yankee Stadium.
A limited number of tickets for the match are still on sale at www.yankees.com/soccer. For information updates regarding soccer or other non-baseball events at Yankee Stadium, please follow @yankeesevents and @yankeespr on Twitter.
The match on Wednesday represents a meeting of the two most successful teams in European Cup history, as Real Madrid has won the cup on nine occasions (1956-60, ‘66, ’98, 2000, ’02) while A.C. Milan has been crowned champion of Europe seven times (1963, ’69, ’89, ‘90, ’94, 2003, ’07).
Earlier this summer on July 22, the 2012 European champion, Chelsea FC, and French Ligue 1 favorites Paris Saint-Germain played to a 1-1 tie in front of 38,202 fans in the first-ever soccer match at the current Yankee Stadium.