Everything You Need to Know
About El Clásico Miami

By Shayne Benowitz | Jul 25, 2017
El Clasico Soccer in Miami
Real Madrid CF vs. FC Barcelona

For the first time ever in North America, legendary rivals Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona will face off in Miami for El Clásico.

Soccer’s International Champions Cup (ICC) presented by Heineken descends on Miami for the first time Wednesday, July 26 through Saturday, July 29 with El Clásico Miami culminating in the face off between legendary rivals Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at Hard Rock Stadium. The long weekend promises to be full of action-packed fun for soccer fans with matchups at Hard Rock Stadium, Grammy Award-winning artist performances, after parties across the city and the Casa Clásico Fan Fest in Bayfront Park. Here’s your guide to everything you need to know about El Clásico Miami.

Day 1- July 26 - Paris Saint-Germain FC vs. Juventus FC Face Off

In addition to the Real Madrid CF vs. FC Barcelona matchup on Saturday night, El Clásico kicks off Wednesday night with Paris Saint-Germain FC vs. Juventus FC at Hard Rock Stadium. The match will open with the National Anthem performed by five-time Grammy Award-winning artist CeeLo Green and a halftime show by multi-platinum superstar and Miami native Flo Rida. For those who don’t score tickets to the game, W South Beach will be hosting an official watch party with an after party to follow at Wall Lounge featuring special guest performances and plenty of surprises.

Day 2 – July 27 - Combate Clásico & the Official El Clásico Miami VIP Party

For Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fans, Combate Americas is producing Combate Clásico in the spirit of ICC’s El Clásico on Thursday at Mana Wynwood. Abner “Skullman” Lloveras (20-9-1) of Barcelona and Javier Fuentes (9-4) of Madrid will face off in the 10-bout live television event. That evening, the official El Clásico Miami VIP party will be held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino hosted by legendary footballer Luis Figo.

Day 3 – July 28 - Casa Clásico Fan Fest

On Friday, Casa Clásico Fan Fest presented by Liga opens to the fans at Bayfront Park promising a fun-filled day of free concerts, games, giveaways, a beer garden and exhibitions by local Miami artists. This is also your chance to meet your favorite players at meet-and-greets with current and former FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF players. That evening is another opportunity to party in the name of El Clásico with an official party at South Beach’s newest club Mr. Jones on Lincoln Road.

Day 4 – July 29 - The Main Event

Saturday night is the main event as Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona face off at Hard Rock Stadium. The National Anthem will be performed by multi-platinum Latin superstar Prince Royce with a halftime show by Grammy Award-winning artist and global music icon Marc Anthony. Bayfront Park’s Casa Clásico Fan Fest will be in full swing all day Saturday and extend into the evening for the official watch party of the match.

In addition to a traditional live television broadcast, El Clásico will also be broadcast in virtual reality by NextVR. Fans with a Samsung GearVR headset or Google Daydream View, along with a compatible smartphone, can download the free NextVR app from the Oculus Store for GearVR or the Google Play Store for Daydream users.

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