The ICC plans a Classic in Las Vegas, according to the ‘Washington Post’
“We are always exploring captivating games, but at the moment the matches of the International Champions Cup are not closed”commented to Post Ben Sosenko, spokesman for the company Relevent, organizer of the international preseason tournament. The calendar of meetings will be announced in the coming weeks. The stadium’s promoter, Anschutz Entertainment Group, did not comment on the capital’s newspaper. The venue that would host the meeting in Las Vegas, the Allegiant Stadium, is in the final stages of its construction. It has been projected to host the NFL Raiders games, which will leave Oakland to settle in the Nevada desert. The budget for construction is 1,900 million dollars (1,750 million euros) and Madrid and Barça would be in charge of releasing it. The stadium will have capacity for 61,000 spectators and already has several events closed from August before the American football season begins in September.It would be the second Classic to be played on American soil in recent years. Real Madrid and Barça already saw their faces in 2017 in Miami, with victory for the Catalans by 2-3 with goals from Messi, Rakitic and Piqué. Kovacic and Marco Asensio scored the white goals.If the game was held in Las Vegas, the two eternal opponents of LaLiga Santander would meet in the Nevada desert with a stifling climate. The average maximum temperature in Las Vegas is 41ºC in July and 40ºC in August and the minimum temperatures are 20ºC and 19ºC. After the European Championship, a Classic in North America. The International Champions Cup plans to include in its calendar this summer a Barcelona-Real Madrid in Las Vegas, according to him Washington Post. The friendly between whites and Barca would serve to inaugurate the Allegiant Stadium. Another option that would be handled as an alternative to bring the Classic to the United States is the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.