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Swansea City Announces 2012 US Summer Tour With Games in Colorado and San Jose

swansea city us summer tour 600x338 Swansea City Announces 2012 US Summer Tour With Games in Colorado and San Jose

Swansea City today announced that it will be the sixth Premier League team to play in the United States on a pre-season tour this summer, with friendlies scheduled against Colorado Rapids and San Jose Earthquakes. Swansea City will announce a third date to their US tour shortly.

Swansea’s first match of their US summer tour will be against Colorado Rapids on Tuesday, July 24 at 7pm MT at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado.

Tickets to the match will go on sale to the public at www.ColoradoRapids.com or 303-825-GOAL starting Saturday, May 26 at 10:00 a.m. MT. A special presale will be available for Season Ticket Holders, with their usual seats available at MLS regular season pricing, from Tuesday, May 16 through Friday, May 25. General tickets for the friendly match start at $22, with tickets for a special two-pack with the September 5 match against the Portland Timbers starting from $40.

Swansea’s second match of their US summer tour will be scheduled for the weekend of July 27-29, 2012.

The Welsh team’s third match of the tour will be against San Jose Earthquakes on Tuesday, July 31. That match will be at Buck Shaw Stadium with a 7.30pm PT kick-off time.

Individual tickets for the San Jose leg of Swansea City’s trip go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 18 at 10 a.m. PT and can be purchased by visiting www.sjearthquakes.com or by calling Tickets.com at (800) 225-2277. Season ticket holders should use their Bonus Game “A” ticket for the match. Season ticket holders will also be able to purchase additional individual and group tickets starting on Monday, May 14 at 10 a.m. until the public on-sale date by calling their fan relations specialist. Additionally, subscribers to the club’s newsletter will have a special pre-sale offer delivered to their inbox on Wednesday, May 16. Prices for individual tickets range from $20 to $53.

Swansea City is the sixth Premier League team that has announced friendly matches to be played in the United States this summer. The other five are Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and Stoke City.

The US summer tour by the Swans will be a 10-day visit. The Swans will fly to Denver on Sunday, July 22.

“We’ve been working on these exhibition games for a few months now and I’m happy that all agreements have been signed away this week,” said event organizer PSC’s CEO Mark Taylor. “I’m sure it the tour will be a fantastic way for Brendan Rodgers and his players to prepare for the Premier League season, and in Colorado and California, it’s a great part of the world that the team will be travelling to!”

Personally, I’m over the moon regarding the news. As far as I know, this is the first time in Swansea’s history that they’ve toured the United States. The club usually plays friendly matches in Holland and sometimes Austria, so to see them come to the States is a massive notch in their history. As anyone who has watched them season can attest to, the Swans will definitely be value for money for people wanting to watch a great game this summer near Denver and San Jose.

If you’re planning on going to any of these two matches, let me know in the comments section below. I’ll be there with my Swansea City shirt on, for sure.


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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