Big House to play host to big-time soccer match this summer

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Real Madrid and Manchester United will play a soccer game at Michigan Stadium on Aug. 2.

The matchup will be part of the Champions Cup, which includes eight of the world’s top clubs. The tournament will be hosted across the U.S. in late July and early August.

Real Madrid’s roster includes Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale of Wales. Manchester United features English striker Wayne Rooney.

It will be the Big House’s second major non-football event this year. The stadium was also the site of the NHL’s Winter Classic on Jan. 1.

Michigan’s football team has played 251 consecutive home games in front of crowds in excess of 100,000, dating to 1975.