Ahead of this year’s pre-season tour of the USA, we take a look at our previous visits to the cities and states Chelsea will be playing in over the summer.

For the third year in a row, Chelsea will be spending our summer on the other side of the Atlantic, as we tour the USA for our pre-season training schedule and a series of matches against British and European opposition.

In total we will play in five different American locations in 2024, four of which have hosted Chelsea games before. The exception is Columbus, where we face Manchester City at the Ohio Stadium, in our first-ever trip to the state of Ohio.

The other four states are all familiar destinations for Chelsea – in some cases we have even played at the same stadium on more than one occasion – and you can find out all about them as we run through our history in each location below.


We are well accustomed to visiting the state of California and this summer will be no exception, as we head to Santa Clara.

The Blues used Los Angeles as a training base two years ago, which came just after the club was taken over by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital and where our owners are based. From there, we travelled around the country for a number of pre-season games.

In 2007, we not only trained in LA, we also played two games there including one against LA Galaxy which was David Beckham’s debut for the MLS side. We also played up the coast at Stanford.

Chelsea returned to California ahead of our Double-winning season in 2009 to play a game against Inter Milan at the legendary Rose Bowl in Pasadena. That World Cup final stadium also hosted us against Liverpool in 2016. On that occasion and ahead of another Premier League-winning season, the Blues players spent days training in LA.

Roll back the years and we played games in the city in 1967 and 1977 too, and we are very much looking forward to our return again this summer.

This year, Enzo Maresca’s side will kick-off our summer tour with a clash against Wrexham in Santa Clara. The game will be played at the Levi’s Stadium on Wednesday, 24 July with kick-off at 7pm local time.


Chelsea return to Indiana this summer having previously played there in 2013, with a trip to Notre Dame part of our pre-season tour schedule.

The Blues will face off against Celtic in what will surely be a mouthwatering spectacle between two giants of British football. The game will be played on Saturday, 27 July and will start at 4pm local time at the Notre Dame Stadium.

We have visited the state of Indiana previously, defeating Inter Milan 2-0 in Indianapolis back in 2013.

Oscar set us on the way to victory at the Lucas Oil Stadium with a stunning curling effort into the top corner, following an incisive break manufactured by Victor Moses.

A cool finish from the penalty spot from Eden Hazard secured the victory, while the Italians were reduced to 10 men in the second half following a bad tackle on John Terry.


Chelsea will return to the mightily impressive Mercedes-Benz Stadium this summer, with a date with Club America pencilled in.

It represents a second successive summer visiting Atlanta, Georgia following last year’s clash with Newcastle at the same stadium.

Nicolas Jackson opened the scoring for the Blues last summer but we were denied a win on US soil as Miguel Almiron netted an equaliser for the Magpies on his return to Atlanta.

This summer we face Club America of Mexico in Georgia, with the game scheduled for Wednesday, 31 July at 7.30pm local time.

We previously faced Club America in 2022, winning 2-1 at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas courtesy of goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount.


We will head to the State of Ohio this summer for the very first time, with the Blues set to face Manchester City in Columbus.

That game will take place at the impressive Ohio Stadium on Saturday, 3 August with kick-off set for 5.45pm local time.

The game will act as a warm-up for our opening Premier League game of the season, when Pep Guardiola’s men head to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, 18 August.

North Carolina

It was only last year that we were in North Carolina most recently, playing in Chapel Hill for the first time, with both our previous visits to the state being to the city of Charlotte.

We defeated Wrexham last summer 5-0, with a brace from Ian Maatsen plus further goals from Conor Gallagher, Christopher Nkunku and Ben Chilwell securing a big win.

Our 2022 trip was a very local tie, as we took on hometown team Charlotte FC at the Bank of America Stadium – a ground we will also feature at this summer, with Real Madrid our opponents in early August.

Raheem Sterling made his first Chelsea outing in that 2022 clash, with American Christian Pulisic opening the scoring. However, Charlotte equalised from the penalty spot with just seconds left on the clock and then came out on top in the resulting shoot-out.

Our previous match at the Bank of America Stadium also ended in a 1-1 draw and penalty shoot-out, against a Paris Saint-Germain side featuring Thiago Silva and Christopher Nkunku in 2015. That time PSG took the lead before Victor Moses levelled, and we ended up winning on penalties when Thiago put his effort wide and then our goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois slotted in the winning kick.

Chelsea’s USA Tour 2024