Manchester City, Visit Abu Dhabi’s Soccer Team Partner
-Supported by Visit Abu Dhabi, the tour takes Manchester City across the U.S. for the second successive year –
Manchester City has announced full details for the team’s upcoming tour to the United States this summer. The Manchester City’s Tour 2018, supported by Visit Abu Dhabi, will see the team play three exciting fixtures as part of the International Champions Cup.
Chicago will be the first destination for the team as they meet Borussia Dortmund on the 20th July at the Soldier Field stadium. The team then travels to New York City, home of sister club New York City FC, to play against Liverpool F.C. at the 82,000 capacity MetLife Stadium on the 25th July. The tour will then conclude on the 28th July with a match against manager Pep Guardiola’s former side Bayern Munich in Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium.
These fixtures were announced back in April at an event in Miami where Joleon Lescott, who won two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and one League Cup with Manchester City, represented the Club.
Omar Berrada, Manchester City’s chief operating officer, commented: “Our previous tour of the United States last summer provided a great platform for the team to kick off its current campaign and we are excited to confirm our plans for this year.
“Manchester City has a great following in the United States with a growing and passionate fan base. The team is looking forward to meeting and playing in front of thousands of our US fans for what promises to be a fantastic tour.”
Manchester City will host a series of fan and community events across these three destinations. Further details will be announced in the coming weeks.
For information on tickets and events, visit www.mancity.com
Manchester City match schedule
- Borussia Dortmund – 20th July @ Soldier Field, Chicago KO 8:05pm
- Liverpool FC – 25th July @ Metlife Stadium, New York KO 8:05pm
- Bayern Munich – 28th July @ Hard Rock Stadium, Miami KO 7:05pm
About Manchester City Football Club
Manchester City FC is an English Premier League club initially founded in 1880 as St Mark’s West Gorton. It officially became Manchester City FC in 1894 and has since then gone onto win the European Cup Winners’ Cup, four League Championship titles, including three Premier League titles (2012, 2014, 2018), and five FA Cups. Manchester City is one of eight teams comprising the City Football Group which includes New York City FC, Melbourne City FC, Yokohama F. Marinos, Club Atlético Torque and FC Girona.
Under manager Pep Guardiola, one of the most highly decorated managers in world football, the Club plays its domestic and UEFA Champions League home fixtures at the Etihad Stadium, a spectacular 55,000 seat arena that City have called home since 2003. Today, the Stadium sits on the wider Etihad Campus, which also encompasses the City Football Academy, a state-of-the-art performance training and youth development facility located in the heart of East Manchester. Featuring a 7,000 capacity Academy Stadium, the City Football Academy is also where Manchester City Women’s Football Club and the Elite Development Squad train on a daily basis and play their competitive home games.
For more information, please visit www.mancity.com
About The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction that enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The Department manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Zayed National Museum and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. The Department of Culture and Tourism supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirate’s heritage. A key role played by the Department is to create synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base. http://dctabudhabi.ae