Saturday 30 March 2013

Chelsea and Man City to meet in St Louis in May

Two Barclays Premier League teams return to the US for 23 May in Busch Stadium

St Louis's Busch Stadium will host Chelsea v Man City

Chelsea and Manchester City are to meet in the first international football match at Busch Stadium, in St Louis.

The friendly will take place on 23 May, four days after the end of the Barclays Premier League season, at the home of the St Louis Cardinals, the Major League Baseball team.

It will mark the third trip to the United States for City in the past four years, while Chelsea were there last summer.

“The summer visit to St Louis is tremendously exciting for us,” Ferran Soriano, the City chief executive officer, said. “The club’s first US tour was in 2010 and we have continued to develop a close relationship with our fans in North America ever since.”

Ron Gourlay, Chelsea chief executive, said: “It's an excellent opportunity for the club to be able to return to America so quickly after our successful tour there last July. The club and the players have enjoyed regularly travelling to the US and also helping to create long-term growth and sustainability of soccer in the country through our super club network.”

Tickets start at US$30 and will go on sale from April 2 at 10am CST at Cardinals.com/Soccer or the Busch Stadium Box Office.

This match forms the first part of City’s summer schedule. In July they will be taking part in the Barclays Asia Trophy in Hong Kong, along with Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland and South China.

For the latest updates on where clubs in the Barclays Premier League are touring this summer, click here.

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Key Points

  • Chelsea to face Manchester City in friendly in United States
  • Match to take place on 23 May, at Busch Stadium in St Louis
  • City will later go to Hong Kong to play in Barclays Asia Tour