Yankee Stadium to host second Chelsea friendly
- 08 April 2013 14:00
- Posted by @markbooth_mcfc
City will take a bite out of the Big Apple on Saturday 25 May 2013 at one of the world’s most iconic sporting venues.
The Champions meet Chelsea at Yankee Stadium in a second post-season friendly in the United States.
Just 48 hours after the sold out game at St Louis Cardinals’ Busch Stadium, the second part of this historic double header against the 2011/12 European champions will take place at 5.30pm EST.
Tickets to the first game between City and Chelsea in St Louis were all snapped up in a record time of just twenty minutes and the New York game is also expected to be popular.
Ferran Soriano, CEO of Manchester City Football Club said: "Since City’s visit to the United States in 2010, our relationship with North American fans has continued to grow.
“We are enthusiastic believers in the development of soccer in the US and have seen first-hand the passion that North American supporters have for the beautiful game. We are delighted to bring City to their doorstep.”
“Yankee Stadium is a fantastic venue, rich in tradition and history.
"We are honoured to have been invited to play there."
...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.
City legend Dennis Tueart played alongside him.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning on Wednesday, April 10 at 10am (CST) at www.yankees.com/soccer.
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Keep up to date with information about City’s international tour at mcfc.co.uk/Tour-2013.
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