Chelsea FC will face Manchester City FC on May 25 at 5:30 pm ET, while reigning World Cup and European champions Spain will play Ireland on June 11 at 8 pm ET. TICKETS ON SALE
Chelsea are the reigning champion of Europe, having won their first Champions League title last May by defeating Bayern Munich on penalty kicks, and Manchester City are the current Premier League holders.
Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce we will end our season with a second friendly fixture against Manchester City in New York on Saturday, May 25.
The match, which kicks off at 5.30pm local time, sees us return to Yankee Stadium, which hosted its first ever football game when we played Paris Saint-Germain during our Here to Play, Here to Stay tour of America last summer.
It also follows on from the already sold-out fixture against the Citizens at the Busch Stadium, St Louis two days earlier.
On announcing the game, Chelsea FC Chief Executive Ron Gourlay said: ‘The club is excited to be playing a double-header in the US this May and thrilled to be returning to Yankee Stadium.
‘We were delighted to take part in the first ever football game there, and we received sensational support in what was a sea of blue fans inside and outside the stadium that day.
‘Spending the week in St Louis and New York also provides a great opportunity for the club to reconnect with our US fans before we head to Asia in July for pre-season.
‘America has long been an important place for Chelsea Football Club, and we have seen first-hand the continued rise of the game’s popularity.
‘Beyond playing matches in the US we have developed a Super Club network, which allows thousands of children across the States to play competitive football in Chelsea kit and act as local ambassadors within their communities.’
During Chelsea FC’s last visit to New York in 2012, Chelsea Foundation coaches held football sessions for local youngsters in Harlem as part of our continued work to help spread the football message in the country. Chelsea FC’S Super Clubs are based in Baltimore, Atlanta, Dallas and Phoenix.Chelsea FC vs Manchester City at Yankee Stadium TICKETS ON SALE
“We are honoured to have been invited to play there.” said Ferran Soriano – CEO of Manchester City FC…
City have been continuously engaging with US supporters over the past few years, building new Manchester City soccer fields in some of the most deprived communities of New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Chicago, with another soon to open in Washington.
This contest will be the third football match to be played at the current Yankee Stadium.
The first took place on July 22, 2012, with Chelsea FC and Paris Saint-Germain playing to a 1-1 draw in front of 38,202 fans. On August 8, 2012, Real Madrid defeated A.C. Milan, 5-1.
This tradition of top level football in the stadium carries on the sporting heritage from the original Yankees Stadium which hosted some of European football’s most illustrious clubs, including Real Madrid, Barcelona and AC Milan.
Pele also called the original Yankee Stadium home when he represented New York Cosmos back in the 1970s.Chelsea FC vs Manchester City at Yankee Stadium TICKETS ON SALE
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