- Rest of World
|A potential record crowd set for Melbourne Victory versus LA Galaxy match|
The Beckham factor has never been more alive, and this was confirmed yesterday as ticket sales continue to soar for the match between David Beckham’s LA Galaxy and Australian two-time champions, Melbourne Victory.
The exhibition match, which will be held at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium on December 6 is likely to draw a record crowd as fans flock to see the global icon in a game, which will also pit him against Australian star Harry Kewell.
Upwards of 10,000 tickets were sold within 10 hours of last month's announcement, and the sales don’t seem likely to slow down as fans prepare to see Beckham for the first time in Melbourne.
The A-League Grand Final between Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United drew 55,436 people, and it remains probable that this record attendance for a football match at the ground could be reset.
Galaxy president and boss Tom Payne was impressed when visiting Melbourne to inspect the city's sporting facilities last week.
“All I've ever heard about Melbourne is that it's the sports capital of the country, so we're going to see if it lives up to that,” Payne said according to the Herald Sun.
“They're talking about selling the game out, so it should be great.”