Manchester City and Chelsea are due to play an end-of-season friendly at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, May 25.
If that date sticks out, that’s because it’s also the day the Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will be played at Wembley.
Champions League Final and City v Chelsea
For US / New York based football fans, May 25th is a double treat – not only do they get the chance to watch two of the top three Premier League teams (and recent league champions) play live, Yankee Stadium will also be hosting it’s first ever live screening of Fox Sports’ telecast of the Champions League final BEFORE the Chelsea-City game.
Dubbed as the first-ever “UEFA Champions League Viewing”, the final will be shown live Stadium’s 59-foot-high by 101-foot-long high-definition centerfield video board. The FOX Sports’ pre-game coverage will begin at 2:00 p.m. followed by the broadcast of the UEFA Champions League Final at 2:45 p.m., live from Wembley Stadium in London.
If you’re a football fan, there are few better ways to spend a Saturday.
The kickoff of the on-field match at Yankee Stadium between English Premier League standouts Manchester City FC and Chelsea FC is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., following the “UEFA Champions League Viewing.”
All tickets for the May 25 event include both the viewing party and the live match. Gates will open at 2:00 p.m. Fans should note that if the televised match runs into extra time and/or penalties, the start time of the Manchester City-Chelsea match will be no earlier than 15 minutes following the conclusion of the UEFA Champions League Final.
Tickets and More Information
You can purchase the tickets for the May 25 event (Champions League Viewing + Chelsea v City) through www.yankees.com/soccer.
May 25th is one of two summer football games at Yankee Stadium – June 11 sees Spain and Ireland play a friendly game at Yankee Stadium, tickets for which are also available through www.yankees.com/soccer.
These games will mark the third and fourth football matches at the current Yankee Stadium. The first took place on July 22, 2012, with Chelsea FC and Paris Saint-Germain playing to a 1-1 draw in front of 38,202 fans. On August 8, 2012, Real Madrid defeated A.C. Milan, 5-1, before a sellout crowd of 49,474 as Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals.
Remember, you can get your tickets for May 25 and June 11 here at www.yankees.com/soccer.