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Manchester United, Earthquakes to Play at UC Berkeley

Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures – a multi-national sports and entertainment venture firm with a focus on new technologies – today announced that Manchester United will face the San Jose Earthquakes at Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium onTuesday, July 21 in Berkeley as part of the 2015 Guinness International Champions Cup North America. Kickoff for the match is set for 8 p.m. PDT.

This is the second consecutive year that Cal will host an International Champions Cup match in Berkeley. Last year, Real Madrid and Inter Milan played in front of a sold-out crowd of 62,583 fans, with Inter Milan prevailing 2-1 in penalty kicks.

The game between Manchester United and the Earthquakes was added to the Bay Area schedule because of the region’s overwhelming interest in and support for soccer. Both the Manchester United vs. FC Barcelona game at Levi’s® Stadium on July 25 and the Club América vs. San Jose Earthquakes match at Avaya Stadium on July 14 sold-out in less than two weeks (a small number of tickets currently reserved for teams/sponsors may be released). This third contest allows fans to see their hometown MLS club face one of the most successful teams in the world in Manchester United with tickets starting at just $45.

“We are excited to have an opportunity to build on the success of last year’s sold-out match by hosting two world-renowned soccer clubs at the world’s leading public university,” said UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance John Wilton. “Not only will it give us a chance to share our beautiful campus with fans and families from across Northern California, it will have a positive economic impact on the City of Berkeley and generate revenue to support our athletics programs and core mission of excellence and access in teaching and research.”

Exclusive presale tickets for the Manchester United and San Jose Earthquakes match for pre-qualified fans, including faculty, staff, and students, will be available beginning Wednesday, May 27 at 9 a.m. PDTwith general public tickets available beginning Friday, May 29 at 9 a.m. PDT through the Cal Athletic Ticket Office.

Supply Chain Management presented with 2015 Sustainability Award

On behalf of Supply Chain Management, Sandy Macasieb and Alex Butler (shown here) accepted a 2015 Sustainability Award from the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS).

Supply Chain Management was honored “for integrating environmental sustainability within existing campus operations at UC Berkeley.” The team has been working for several years to provide more tools to the campus to make better decisions about green purchasing. Their efforts have included researching new products, highlighting green products for buyers, and focusing on waste reduction efforts.

Posted by John Wilton on July 11, 2014

Over the summer, I decided to put pen to paper and document why our current financial path is not sustainable. I also wanted to offer solutions to secure the future of this great university.


In his paper,"Time is Not on Our Side," Vice Chancellor John Wilton examines the current policies shaping Berkeley’s financial outlook and identifies the serious challenges they'll create if we don't act. In part two, Wilton offers real solutions to put Berkeley and the UC system on a sustainable path for the future.
Read the latest from Vice Chancellor Wilton:
Time Is Not On Our Side Part 1
Time Is Not On Our Side Part 2

Intercollegiate Athletics Facilities Financing
Vice Chancellor Wilton provides a summary of the financing approach for the new intercollegiate athletics facilities, California Memorial Stadium and the Simpson Center for Student-Athlete High Performance.
Read more about the new facilities financing model here.