Real Madrid to play Paris Saint-Germain in Columbus


The Associated Press

COLUMBUS — Spanish club Real Madrid will play Paris Saint-Germain this summer in the first international soccer match ever to take place in Ohio Stadium on the Ohio State University campus.

The July 27 game is part of the International Champions Cup, a series of summer exhibitions that has brought some of the world’s top teams to North America the last three years.

The game will be played on a temporary grass surface in Ohio Stadium, the home of Ohio State Buckeyes football.

A 2014 exhibition between Manchester United and Real Madrid at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor drew 109,318 fans, a record for soccer in the United States.

International matches also are being played this summer in Los Angeles, Pasadena and Santa Clara, California, as well as in Eugene, Oregon, and Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Associated Press

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