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Manchester City to Play Chelsea in St. Louis 4 Days After Premier League Season Ends

chelsea man city st louis 600x285 Manchester City to Play Chelsea in St. Louis 4 Days After Premier League Season Ends

Manchester City will embark on its third US tour in four years when the club plays Chelsea in a friendly in St. Louis, just four days after the 2012-13 Premier League season ends.

The match between Chelsea and Manchester City is scheduled for Thursday, May 23 at 7:30pm CST and will be played at the home of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, Busch Stadium. Tickets go on sale April 2, with prices starting at $30. The will be the first ever international soccer match played at the stadium.

“All the first team players are really looking forward to the opportunity to play in the iconic Busch stadium, and bringing Manchester City even closer to their North American fans,” said Ferran Soriano, Chief Executive for Manchester City Football Club.

“It’s an excellent opportunity for the club to be able to return to America so quickly after the last tour,” said Chelsea Chief Executive Ron Gourlay.  “We will face the strongest opposition in Manchester City and I am sure we will provide a competitive and entertaining match in St Louis.”

Manchester City and Chelsea are expected to announce an additional match of their brief US tour. Both clubs will face each other in another friendly, this time either at Yankee Stadium on May 25 in New York City.

Tickets are still available for the friendly between Manchester City and Chelsea at Yankee Stadium in New York City. Visit the Yankees website for all your ticket options.

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No additional friendlies are planned by either club in the US this year.

Are you planning on going to see Chelsea-Manchester City in either St. Louis or New York City (or both)? If so, let us know in the comments section below. And whether you’re excited about both clubs coming Stateside.


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