Chelsea has announced that it will play Paris Saint-Germain in the first-ever soccer match to be played at the new Yankee Stadium in New York City on Sunday, July 22 at 7pm ET.
Chelsea was originally supposed to play Celtic, according to ESPNsoccernet. But the Ligue Un powerhouse will now be Chelsea’s opponents.
Tickets for the match will go on sale to the general public beginning on Wednesday, May 16. Yankees full- and partial-season ticket licensees, Yankees Universe members, Yankees Group Leaders and Yankees.com subscribers will have the opportunity to take part in special ticket pre-on-sales prior to May 16. To become a Yankees.com subscriber and have access to pre-on-sale availability, please visit www.yankees.com/subscribe.
Currently in first place in France’s top-level soccer division with 73 points from 36 games played, Paris Saint-Germain has aggressively recruited top international talent on and off the field, including manager Carlo Ancelotti.
The current Yankee Stadium will carry on the great soccer tradition of the original Yankee Stadium, which hosted some of the most famous teams in world soccer, including Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid, Barcelona, A.C. Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, Napoli, Celtic, Benfica, Sparta Prague and Panathinaikos, along with the national sides of England, Israel, Italy and the United States. Pele, who many consider the greatest player of all time, called Yankee Stadium home in 1976, when he played for the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League. The upcoming match will mark the first time that a French club will play in the home of the Yankees.
The match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain is part of the World Football Challenge, which is taking place throughout North America from July 18 through August 11.
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