Chelsea will meet the New England Revolution in a charity match at the Gillette Stadium on Wednesday May 15.
The game, which will kick off at 8pm local time, will be played against a backdrop of on-going antisemitism and discrimination around the world, and forms part of our award-winning ‘Say No To Antisemitism’ campaign. The initial idea for the event was developed by club owners Roman Abramovich and Robert Kraft in light of a global rise in antisemitic activity.
Tickets for the game, titled ‘Final Whistle on Hate’, go on sale to the public from Friday 15 March. All proceeds will go towards raising funds for projects promoting equality and tolerance.
Chelsea and the Revolution have teamed up to highlight the on-going rise of hate crimes around the world and are working together to harness the power of sport in bringing people together to tackle hate and prejudice in all its forms.
The match’s primary beneficiaries will include the World Jewish Congress, the Tree of Life synagogue, the Anti-Defamation League and the Holocaust Educational Trust. Representatives from these and other anti-discrimination organisations will be invited to attend the game, while Mr Abramovich and Mr Kraft will also each donate $1 million in support of the cause, with further initiatives to combat antisemitism to be announced closer to the game.
Fans will be able to purchase tickets to the match on Ticketmaster.com or Revolutionsoccer.net. Prices for individual tickets start at $40. Special discounts on group tickets are available through Revolutionsoccer.net, with dedicated sections for Chelsea supporters behind one of the goals and behind Chelsea’s bench.