Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Yankee Stadium To Host Summer Weekend Celebration In July


The view from the field, also known as the pitch for soccer. Photo by Jason Schott.

Yankee Stadium announced today that it will be hosting a weekend complete with a pair of international soccer matches in late July.

Manchester City, the reigning Champions League and English Premier League champions, will be taking on AC Milan, who has won the European Cup seven times, on Saturday, July 27. It will be the third appearance at the current Yankee Stadium for Manchester City, and the second for AC Milan. This is part of the 2024 FC Series, a showcase for international soccer clubs to have matches in the United States. Kickoff time is still to be determined.

New York City Football Club, which calls Yankee Stadium one of its homes, will be hosting Liga MX's Queretaro F.C. the following night, Sunday, July, 28, at 8:00 p.m. This will be the first-ever Leagues Cup match held at Yankee Stadium.

For ticket information for the Manchester City-AC Milan match, please check out www.FCSeries.com or www.SoccerChampionsTour.com, where you can sign up for presales. The general public on-sale will be Wednesday, March 27 at 10:00 a.m. eastern time via www.ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster TTY at (800)943-4327.

NYCFC-Queretaro F.C. tickets will be available to the general public on Monday, March 25 at 1:00 p.m. eastern time via www.ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster TTY at (800)943-4327.

Liverpool taking a corner kick against Manchester in their match at Yankee Stadium on July 30, 2014. Photo by Jason Schott.

The original Yankee Stadium hosted many soccer matches with teams from all over the world, and was home to the New York Cosmos, which featured stars Pele and Franz Beckenbauer, in 1976. 

The Manchester City- AC Milan match will be just the second international soccer match at Yankee Stadium in the past ten years. The games that have been at The current Stadium, which opened in 2009, are: July 22, 2012 - Chelsea 1 - PSG 1; August 8, 2012 - Real Madrid 5, AC Milan 1; May 25, 2013 - Manchester City 5, Chelsea 3; June 11, 2012 - Spain 2, Ireland 0; July 30, 2014 - Liverpool 2 (3), Manchester City 2 (1); July 24, 2019 - Liverpool 2, Sporting CP 2.

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