CHELSEA TO RETURN TO YANKEE STADIUM

Posted on: Mon 08 Apr 2013

Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce we will end our season with a second friendly fixture against Manchester City in New York on Saturday, May 25.

The match, which kicks off at 5.30pm local time, sees us return to Yankee Stadium, which hosted its first ever football game when we played Paris Saint-Germain during our Here to Play, Here to Stay tour of America last summer.

It also follows on from the already sold-out fixture against the Citizens at the Busch Stadium, St Louis two days earlier.

On announcing the game, Chelsea FC Chief Executive Ron Gourlay said: 'The club is excited to be playing a double-header in the US this May and thrilled to be returning to Yankee Stadium.

'We were delighted to take part in the first ever football game there, and we received sensational support in what was a sea of blue fans inside and outside the stadium that day.

'Spending the week in St Louis and New York also provides a great opportunity for the club to reconnect with our US fans before we head to Asia in July for pre-season.

'America has long been an important place for Chelsea Football Club, and we have seen first-hand the continued rise of the game's popularity.

'Beyond playing matches in the US we have developed a Super Club network, which allows thousands of children across the States to play competitive football in Chelsea kit and act as local ambassadors within their communities.'

During Chelsea FC's last visit to New York in 2012, Chelsea Foundation coaches held football sessions for local youngsters in Harlem as part of our continued work to help spread the football message in the country. Chelsea FC'S Super Clubs are based in Baltimore, Atlanta, Dallas and Phoenix.

Tickets for the match will go on sale as a bundle package (also includes an international friendly between Spain v Ireland on June 11) from Wednesday, April 10 at 3pm (UK time) at www.yankees.com/soccer.

For updates and further details, including suite opportunities, please visit: www.yankees.com/soccer or follow @yankeesevents on Twitter.

US-based Chelsea supporters' club members will be able to order tickets, subject to availability.