The Green Bay Packers announced today that an exhibition match between European soccer clubs FC Bayern Munich and Manchester City, the United States Cup, will take place at Lambeau Field on Saturday July 23, the first-ever football game to be played on the historic American football field. stadium.
The Packers joined representatives from FC Bayern Munich and Manchester City on Monday morning to make the announcement. The United States Cup is part of FC Bayern Munich’s pre-season Audi Summer Tour, during which they will also stop in Washington, DC, to take on DC United on July 20. Before heading to Green Bay, Manchester City will also play a game earlier in July. 20 at NRG Stadium in Houston against Club América as part of their 2022/23 pre-season trip to the United States
It will be the second meeting between the clubs on American territory after Man City beat FCB 3-2 on July 28, 2018 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami in an International Champions Cup match.
“We look forward to welcoming a different kind of football to Lambeau Field this summer as we welcome FC Bayern Munich and Manchester City to Green Bay,” said Packers Chairman and CEO Mark Murphy. “Our stadium is renowned for its history and tradition, and we are honored to welcome two equally historic clubs across the pond. We look forward to seeing their dedicated supporters from around the world attend the first match of Lambeau Field soccer.”
Tickets for the game will go on sale to the public Friday, May 6 at 10 a.m. CDT on Ticketmaster.com. Packers season ticket holders will have access to an exclusive presale starting at 10:00 a.m. CDT on Thursday, May 5, with additional details provided by email to the Packers box office. Season ticket holders and official supporter clubs of FC Bayern Munich and Manchester City will have a separate presale window for tickets starting May 3 at 10 a.m. in their local time zones. Prices range from $35 to $160.
The match kicks off at 6:00 p.m. CDT, with further details regarding the broadcast network, match weekend activities and stadium information to be announced in the coming months. Parking for general ticket holders will be $20, first come, first served, in the Lambeau Field parking lots.
The Packers organization has partnered with Cardenás Marketing Network (CMN), an award-winning tourism, reservations, sports and multicultural marketing agency, to bring the exhibition game, also known as the friendly game, to Green Bay. Lambeau Field, the NFL’s oldest stadium, has hosted a variety of non-Packers events over the past decade, including concerts and a college football game.
“We are thrilled to bring international football to Green Bay for the first time ever,” said CMN President and CEO Henry Cardenás. “We look forward to hosting this historic encounter in partnership with the Packers as it will feature two of the world’s most accomplished football clubs at one of the world’s most famous sporting venues.”
FCB legend Claudio Pizarro and Man City legend Shaun Wright-Phillips took part in Monday’s announcement at Lambeau Field, greeting local football club representatives and receiving a special visit from the Super champion’s Packers Hall of Fame. Bowl and Pro Football and Packers Hall of Fame safety Le Roy Butler.
Founded in 1900, FC Bayern Munich is the most successful club in German history with 31 domestic titles and six Champions League titles. Recently crowned 2021/22 Bundesliga champions – a record 10th successive title – FC Bayern are led by 2020-21 Golden Boot winner Robert Lewandowski. The 33-year-old Poland international is currently Europe’s top scorer and is set to lead Poland at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Some of the biggest names in football, including Juergen Klinsmann, Lothar Matthäus, Arjen Robben, Claudio Pizarro, Franck Ribery, Gerd Müller, Oliver Kahn and Franz Beckenbauer have championed Die Bayern’s crest.
“We are really delighted to bring FC Bayern back to the United States after a difficult few years with the pandemic,” commented FC Bayern legend Claudio Pizarro. “We are the biggest sporting family in the world and we can’t wait to play in front of our family of fans at the iconic Lambeau Field,” he added.
FCB currently has German internationals Thomas Müller, Joshua Kimmich, Manuel Neuer and Leroy Sané, as well as Canadian player of the year Alphonso Davies, as well as French stars Lucas Hernández (defender) and Kingsley Coman (forward). The club is currently managed by Julian Nagelsmann, who took over in July 2021 and is considered one of the best young managers in European football.
Manchester City, the reigning Premier League champions, were originally founded as St. Mark’s West Gorton in 1880, then took their current name in 1894. The club won a Cup Winners’ Cup Europe, seven league titles, including five Premier League titles. over the past seven years (2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2021) and six FA Cups. Manchester City is one of 11 clubs in the City Football Group (CFG). Under Pep Guardiola, one of the most decorated managers in world football, the Club play their home and UEFA Champions League matches at the 55,000-seat Etihad Stadium which City have called home since 2003. They are due to meet Real Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday, May 4.
“We are really looking forward to going to Green Bay to face Bayern Munich at Lambeau Field in the second friendly match of our pre-season trip to the United States. We know there is a great sporting history and culture in the region and it is an honor for Manchester City to be part of the first professional football game to be staged at this iconic venue,” said Omar Berrada, City Football Group’s Director of Football Operations. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to perform in front of our fans who we know will come from afar as they always do. Our sport continues to develop and grow across the United States, and we are proud to be a part of it. This game will be an important part of our preparation for the 2022/23 season.”
The Cityzens currently field a list featuring some of the most promising players in the world, including Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium), Riyad Mahrez (Algeria) and Bernardo Silva (Portugal) – as well as young English talent Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling – and the American guard, Zack Steffen. Guardiola took charge of Manchester City in 2016 after a three-year spell in charge of Bayern Munich, where he won the Bundesliga in each of his three seasons there, including two domestic doubles. Considered one of the best managers in world football, Guardiola guided Man City to Premier League titles in 2018, 2019 and 2021 and last season became the first City boss to lead his side to the Premier League final. champions.
About the Green Bay Packers:
The Green Bay Packers, founded in 1919, are the NFL’s only community team with more than 537,000 shareholders. With a tradition of excellence, the Packers have won an NFL record 13 world championships, including four Super Bowls, and have 28 Pro Football Hall of Famers, a total that is second among any team. Lambeau field, the venerable home of the Packers which was built in 1957, is the oldest stadium in the NFL and recognized by many as having the best playing experience in professional sports. In the community, the Packers have an annual economic impact of nearly $300 million.
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FC Bayern Munich is one of the most successful sports organizations in the world on and off the pitch. Since the club’s founding in 1900, FC Bayern have won 31 domestic leagues, 20 domestic cups as well as six UEFA Champions League titles, making them the most successful German team in history. FC Bayern is also renowned worldwide for its financial success, youth development and fan culture. The club’s unique ownership structure sees over 295,000 club members hold a majority share, more than any other sports organization in the world. With more than 900 million fans worldwide, FC Bayern is one of the strongest brands in world sport. In April 2014, FC Bayern opened its first international office in the United States to engage with the millions of fans living in the Americas. Following the success of the first international adventure, the club opened an office in Shanghai in March 2017 and in Bangkok in April 2022.
About Manchester City Football Club:
Manchester City FC is an English Premier League club founded in 1880 as St Mark’s West Gorton. It officially became Manchester City FC in 1894 and has since won the European Cup Winners’ Cup, seven League titles, including five Premier League titles (2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2021) and six FA Cups. Manchester City FC is one of 11 clubs in the City Football Group and counts New York City FC and Melbourne City FC among its sister clubs. Under the guidance of Pep Guardiola, one of the most decorated managers in world football, the Club play their home and UEFA Champions League matches at the Etihad Stadium, a spectacular 55,000-seater arena that City have elected home since 2003. Today, the stadium sits on the wider Etihad campus, which also includes the City Football Academy, a state-of-the-art youth training and development facility in the heart of eastern Manchester. Featuring a 7,000 capacity Academy Stadium, City Football Academy is also where Manchester City Women’s Football Club and the elite development team train daily and play their matches. competitive at home.