TICKETS for the blockbuster clash between Melbourne Victory and Liverpool sold out at a rate of a 1000 per MINUTE in an amazing quickfire sell off.
The pre-sale allotment of 33,000 sold out in exactly 33 minutes this morning and the remainder were all snapped up by desperate fans this afternoon.
Only tickets in the MCC members reserve area are now left with all the pre-sale and public tickets long gone.
"Melbourne Victory Football Club is delighted to announce it has been overwhelmed by interest surrounding its July 24 friendly against one of the world’s most famous sporting clubs, English Premier League giants, Liverpool FC," the club said in a statement this afternoon.
This will be Liverpool’s first visit to Australia and fans have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to secure their seats since confirmation of the historic fixture was announced last week.
Victory Managing Director Richard Wilson said he was excited by the prospect of a bumper crowd when the Reds take to the hallowed turf of the MCG.
“The interest in this game has been phenomenal and just goes to show how big a club like Liverpool FC is globally – while it further emphasises the great strides the sport is making in our fantastic city of Melbourne,” Wilson said.
“For our club, Melbourne Victory, to be involved in a fixture like this at a stadium like the MCG in front of potentially 90-thousand people, with millions of others watching on TV around the world, is just unbelievable.
“I don’t think anyone expected tickets to sell-out so quickly, but considering the enormous number of fans Liverpool has globally, we’re not entirely surprised and it’s a great result for all concerned,”
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed he will be bringing a full-strength squad to Australia for the game, injuries permitting.