Manchester United v Manchester City ticket sales delayed

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The first Manchester match is set to be played at NRG Stadium in Houston.

Ticket sales for England's Manchester United and Manchester City game in Houston on July 20 will be delayed due to the terrible tragedy at Manchester Arena on Monday night.

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Relevant Sports, the organizer for the Manchester United vs Manchester City game, issued this statement:
In light of the terrible tragedy in Manchester last night, we are postponing the on-sale of Manchester United v. Manchester City. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.

The two teams are scheduled to take the field at NRG Stadium. This will be the first time the rival teams have played each other outside of England.

As two of the top clubs in the English Premier League, Manchester United F.C. and Manchester City F.C. have a long and storied rivalry which dates all the way back to 1902. Sharing the same hometown, the aptly named Manchester Derby has taken place 173 times between the two clubs who boast a combined 24 English Premier League titles, including seven of the previous ten. This match will represent the first Manchester Derby played outside of the United Kingdom in the rivalry's 115-year history.

The game will be a part of the International Champions Cup.

No new date has been set for tickets to go on sale.

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