FC Barcelona have confirmed that they will be bringing their strongest available squad for the club’s pre-season training camp at St Andrews from 23-28 July. The Spanish club's match against Hearts at Murrayfield on Saturday 28 July has already sold some 40,000 tickets. FC Barcelona have confirmed that they will be bringing their strongest available squad for the club’s pre-season training camp at St Andrews from 23-28 July.
The Spanish club's match against Hearts at Murrayfield on Saturday 28 July has already sold some 40,000 tickets.
Frank Rijkaard’s squad will include French international Thierry Henry, recently signed from Arsenal FC. Scottish sports fans will also be excited by the confirmed inclusion of Brazilian maestro Ronaldinho. Rijkaard’s squad also features star performers such as Eidur Gudjohnsen, Andres Iniesta and Samuel Eto’o.
FC Barcelona will play two matches against Scottish opposition during their stay. Dundee United provide the opposition on Thursday 26th July at Tannadice (kick-off 8pm) and the 2006 UEFA Champions League winners will play Heart of Midlothian at Murrayfield on Saturday 28th July (kick-off 4pm).
Communications Director at Hearts, David Southern, said, “Given the names that have been confirmed, this is truly a mouth-watering game. I know that the Hearts players are excited about playing some of the best players in the world and we are sure that Murrayfield Stadium will be vibrant next Saturday”.
A Scottish Rugby spokesman said: "We're delighted that sports fans will have the chance to see one of the world’s biggest football clubs take to the turf at Murrayfield, Scotland’s biggest stadium."
The fixture against Dundee United is sold out while the game at rugby headquarters against Heart of Midlothian has already sold 40,000 tickets.
PLATINUM ONE, the sports management business which has contracted Barcelona to visit Scotland, today urged football supporters that have not already purchased a ticket for the Heart of Midlothian match to do so prior to the day of the fixture (Saturday 28th) as no tickets will be available for purchase on match day.
“With over 40,000 tickets already sold for the Hearts game alone it is clear that the demand to see these wonderfully talented footballers in action is very high. We are unable to offer the public the opportunity to purchase tickets for this match on Saturday 28th July so it is vital that anyone wishing to attend this match purchases their tickets now in order to avoid any disappointment”, said a spokeswoman.
Tickets for the FC Barcelona V Heart of Midlothian match are now on sale through the following outlets:
Scottish Rugby Ticket Centre Opening Hours Monday 23rd July – Friday 27th July: 9am until 8pm every day.
Heart of Midlothian Ticket Centre Opening Hours Monday 23rd July – Friday 27th July: 9.30am until 8pm every day.
Tickets can also be bought via telesales either on: 0131 346 5100 (9am-5pm, late night opening to 8pm on the week of the game) or 0871 663 1874, option 1 (24 hours, with sales available until 8pm on Friday 27th July).
In addition 24 hour online sales remain available at www.scottishrugby.org and www.heartsfc.co.uk