The Premier League has confirmed its first pre-season tournament in the USA will take place this July, with six clubs travelling to take part in matches and events in five major East Coast cities.
They will compete in a total of nine matches between Saturday 22 July and Sunday 30 July at stadiums in Atlanta (Georgia), Harrison (New Jersey), Orlando (Florida), Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) and Landover (Maryland).
The tournament kicks off on Saturday 22 July, when Chelsea take on Brighton at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia.
When & where to buy tickets
Tickets for all matches will be available via pre-sale on Tuesday 25 April and go on general sale on Wednesday 26 April.
Fans can get first access to tickets by registering their interest now via premierleague.com/SummerSeries, where they can also see more about supporting events around matches, as well as updates.
A Premier League first
This is the first time the League has hosted a pre-season tournament in the USA, giving fans there the opportunity to watch a world-class line-up of Premier League players and managers in action.
The tournament will comprise high-profile matches and pre-season training camps, and will be supported by a range of events for fans and local community groups.
Commitment to US fans
The Premier League Summer Series is part of the League’s ongoing commitment to its US-based fans.
In addition to the tournament, the League will work closely with a range of grassroots and community organisations in each host city to create a programme of community and youth soccer initiatives.
The tournament builds on the success of the eight Premier League Mornings Live fan festival events the Premier League and its broadcast partner NBC Sports have hosted in multiple US cities since 2018.
These events have seen more than 60,000 fans attend live match screenings in iconic locations, coming together to share their passion for the competition. This is in addition to the millions of viewers who watch week in, week out on television in the USA.
'Incredible support in US'
Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: "We are delighted to be bringing six clubs to the USA in July for the first-ever Premier League Summer Series.
"Our clubs have incredible supporters in the US, who passionately follow their teams throughout the season.
"We have seen this dedication first-hand from the tens of thousands who have attended our Mornings Live fan events and are excited to be building on this by bringing live Premier League action to five cities this summer.
“We are currently enjoying one of the most competitive Premier League seasons of all time at both ends of the table and I am sure we will see some thrilling matches during the tournament.”
NBC to be host broadcaster
The Premier League’s long-standing broadcast partner NBC Sports will be the host broadcaster across the networks of NBCUniversal and Peacock for the Summer Series, with further broadcast information for all other regions to be announced in due course.
Past pre-season tournaments
The Premier League has previously hosted pre-season matches via the Premier League Asia Trophy.
This biennial tournament launched in 2003, with nine editions taking place in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.