The Barclays Asia Trophy 2013 will see us face Sunderland and either Manchester City or South China, the 2012/13 champions of the Hong Kong First Division League.
The four team knock-out tournament will take place over two match days on Wednesday 24 and Saturday 27 July 2013, with a Final to determine the winner and a play-off to decide third place. All matches will take place in the 40,000 capacity Hong Kong Stadium and on both dates there will be two matches played:
Wednesday 24 July 2013
Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland - Kick-off 6.00pm (11am BST)
Manchester City v South China - Kick-off 8.30pm (1.30pm BST)
Saturday 27 July 2013
3rd v 4th play-off - Kick-off 6.00pm (11am BST)
Final - Kick-off 8.30pm (1.30pm BST)
There are two different pricing structures for the two evenings and the prices in Hong Kong dollars are:
Wednesday 24 July
Category A: $500 (£42)
Category B: $350 (£30)
Category C: $300 (£25)
Category D: $250 (£22)
Student and Senior Citizen: $150 (£13)
Saturday 27 July
Category A: $600 (£51)
Category B: $450 (£38)
Category C: $400 (£34)
Category D: $300 (£25)
Student and Senior Citizen: $200 (£17)
Tickets for the Barclays Asia Trophy 2013 will be available to purchase through Cityline, the official ticketing agency of the Barclays Asia Trophy:
* Online at www.cityline.com
* Cityline telephone booking hotline – 00 852 2111 5333
* Cityline and Tom Lee Music Outlets in Hong Kong
Andre Villas-Boas is looking forward to returning to Hong Kong: “The Barclays Asia Trophy lets you step up a level in terms of opposition because of the teams involved in it. It gives us the opportunity to go abroad and continue our preparation with good facilities. I’ve been involved before with Chelsea, and I think it’s an excellent tournament and it’s something that we’re looking forward to going to.
“It is always wonderful to have the opportunity to meet and greet and engage fans that are in Asia, especially as it is difficult for them to come across and see our games. But the Barclays Premier League has become such a powerful product worldwide and touching the emotions of people there is important.”
Our participation in the 2013 Barclays Asia Trophy is the latest in a line of initiatives designed to provide fans from across the region with ways in which they can get closer to the team and players.
In addition to our Facebook and @SpursOfficial Twitter pages, we recently launched an official presence across two Chinese social media platforms, Sina - http://weibo.com/tottenhamhotspur - and Tencent - http://t.qq.com/tottenhamhotspur
The response from our Chinese fan base has been excellent and the Club is actively engaged with fans across these platforms to provide them with all the latest news, exclusive video interviews and promotions to win official merchandise.
In response to demand from fans, the Club has established a number of Official Supporters Clubs across Asia.
Spurs supporters can now meet-up regularly with other fans in Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai, Indonesia and Guangzhou.
Further details of how to find your nearest Supporters Club can be found at www.tottenhamhotspur.com/supporters-club.