Charlotte FC will play Chelsea FC on a friendly basis

CHARLOTTE, NC (Wednesday, May 18, 2022) – Charlotte FC announced today that the club will host English Premier League team Chelsea FC for a friendly match on July 20 at Bank of America Stadium.

Charlotte FC subscribers will have access to an exclusive discounted presale starting tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.

Tickets will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25.

“Charlotte is a football city and hosting Chelsea FC, one of the biggest clubs in the world, for an international friendly match this summer is an incredible opportunity to showcase our region as a football hotbed. We have always said that we wanted to bring the best talent and teams from around the world to Bank of America Stadium and this delivers on that promise,” said Charlotte FC Chairman Joe LaBue. “It’s also a great opportunity for our players to play against the best competition in the world and to continue to showcase our club on the world stage.”

London-based English Premier League club Chelsea FC are one of the most successful European teams in the 21st Century having won every major competition they entered during that time. Led by German manager Thomas Tuchel, the Blues roster includes American phenom Christian Pulisic among other global superstars like N’Golo Kante (France), Mason Mount (England) and Edouard Mendy (Senegal) who are all expected to make headlines. of their respective countries at the FIFA World Cup this winter in Qatar.

“We have always been very successful on our tours of the United States, taking many fans to the stadiums and giving them the opportunity to see Chelsea FC play live. We have a huge fan base in the United States which we have proudly built and we have seen that fan base grow bigger and bigger every year,” said Chelsea FC Technical and Performance Advisor Petr Cech. “We are delighted to be going to play in the FC Series and the Florida Cup, where in total we will have three competitive matches to properly prepare for our upcoming season and show what we can do to the American public.”

The match is part of this summer’s FC Series event with international matches across the United States. The series concludes with a derby in the United States between Arsenal and Chelsea, two of the most popular and successful professional soccer clubs in the world, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on July 23.

Kick-off and broadcast information is still to be confirmed, but matches will take place in the evening.

A full schedule is below. More event details, including ticket information, are available at FCSeries.com.

SATURDAY JULY 16

Chelsea FC (England) vs Club America (Mexico) | Time to be determined (evening)
Allegiant Stadium
Las Vegas, Nevada

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

Arsenal FC (England) vs. Orlando City FC (USA) | Time to be determined (evening)
Exploria Stadium
Orlando, Florida

Chelsea FC (England) vs. Charlotte FC (USA) | Time to be determined (evening)
Bank of America Stadium
Charlotte, North Carolina

SATURDAY JULY 23 – FLORIDA CUP

Arsenal FC (England) vs. Chelsea FC (England) | Time to be determined (evening)
Camping World Stadium
Orlando, Florida

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