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dose anyone have any information on this years champions world serise that is comeing to canada and the usa?? i wonder is there is going to be one this year aswell. thats year was losts of fun, i went to the celtic roma game at the skydome, its was a blast, so if anyone had any info could you please share thanks! and if you ppl every hear anything just type it up in this thread. thanks alot
 

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Last thing i heard about it is that the commitie orginizing it when bankrupt and it most likely wouldent happen this year.
 
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commite of what? and it was very successful last year so i dont see any resaon for there not to be it this summer.
 

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The company that organized the tours went bankrupt. they are going to try tours again, but are not sure when.
 
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do you know of any web site that i can go to inorder to find info on it?
 

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ya i heard it was bankrupt as well......and they canceled it till further notice
 
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i have heard this weekend that games are going to be schedueled in toronto and montreal for this summer, and rummor has it they will be better teams this year, like barca chelsea man utd, juve (in canada)!!!!
 

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As far as i'm aware there will definitely be another ChampionsWorld series this year, the company are having financial difficulties but i'm sure i read somewhere that they're being taken care off quite comfortably.

Celtic have definitely been negotiating with the organisers for a return trip this summer, i know that for a fact. Man Utd won't be there though, they're going to China this summer.

Should be another great event. :thumbsup:
 
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bring on chelsea!! and mybe real madrid..... :nasty:
 

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King_Henrik said:
As far as i'm aware there will definitely be another ChampionsWorld series this year, the company are having financial difficulties but i'm sure i read somewhere that they're being taken care off quite comfortably.

Celtic have definitely been negotiating with the organisers for a return trip this summer, i know that for a fact. Man Utd won't be there though, they're going to China this summer.

Should be another great event. :thumbsup:
Montreal will host Juventus,FC Porto, Liverpool and one other club,
sometime in July. Celtic from what i hear have declined to be part
of the Champions Series this year :depress: .
 

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The dates they mentioned on Soccercentral for the tournament were July 24 to 31. That's just a week.
 

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Montreal will host Juventus,FC Porto, Liverpool and one other club,
sometime in July. Celtic from what i hear have declined to be part
of the Champions Series this year :depress: .
That's wrong mate. Have a look at the article on this thread.

http://www.xtratime.org/forum/showthread.php?t=155924

I'm 99.9% sure that the Irish communities across North America can look forward to seeing the Bhoys again this summer.
 

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what about games in toronto? any news there?
No news on Toronto yet, with a bit of luck some news will soon appear,
the Champions League group would love Celtic back,with their massive
following, there was rumours the "the other" half of the old firm would
be coming but the group figures "the other side" don't have the
following to fill the stadiums in North America.
 

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King_Henrik said:
That's wrong mate. Have a look at the article on this thread.

http://www.xtratime.org/forum/showthread.php?t=155924

I'm 99.9% sure that the Irish communities across North America can look forward to seeing the Bhoys again this summer.
Well thats good news that they might come back,with additions(new)
to the squad.I was at the skydome for the Bhoys visit last summer,
and it was great meeting all the follow bhoys supporters.
 
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im sure there will be games in toronto seeing as how there was last year, and toronto is the biggest city in the nation, but what do you guys think?
 

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Troubled tour plans return
By Peter Mallett
Globe and Mail, Wednesday, March 9, 2005

A revived ChampionsWorld Series tour hopes to bring top European teams to Montreal and Toronto this summer but unpaid debts to Canadian soccer's governing body may stand in the way of its return.

Despite applying for bankruptcy protection earlier in the year, ChampionsWorld LLC said yesterday that the New Jersey-based organization has received new financial backing and is in negotiations to stage games at Toronto's recently renamed Rogers Centre and Montreal's Olympic Stadium this summer.

However, ChampionsWorld still owes $250,000 to the Canadian Soccer Association for games last year at Toronto's SkyDome and that could stand in the way of any encore performance.

"The gate issue from last year hasn't been resolved yet and we hope in the coming days we will be sitting down with the CSA, solving the problem and move forward on this," said Charlie Stillitano, chief executive officer of ChampionsWorld.

Promoters of international soccer games are bound by Canada's governing body, which requires an 8-per-cent cut of gross gate receipts from international games.

In only its second year of operation last summer, ChampionsWorld says it spent $30-million (U.S.) to stage its nine-team, 11-game North American Tour but ended up in a $3-million (U.S.) cash shortfall. CSA chief operating officer Kevan Pipe said his organization has yet to see any of the money owed.

"Last year when we created their file we made some concessions to them as far as payment but in order for them to go forward there would have to be better protection in place so we do not have to go through the same process," Pipe said.

ChampionsWorld spent close to $500,000 converting SkyDome's artificial playing surface to natural grass by installing 105,000 square feet of natural grass. It hopes to do the same this year.

Last year's two games in Toronto were some of the best attended on the tour with a July 31 game between English Premiership club Liverpool and Portuguese side FC Porto attracting 40,078 fans. A record-setting soccer crowd for Toronto of 50,435 attended a match between Glasgow Celtic and AS Roma the next night.

Stillitano said returning to Canada this summer was a natural fit because of the base of knowledgeable soccer fans and the lack of baseball in Montreal.
 
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