Two of the best soccer clubs in the world will face off at Soldier Field in Chicago this summer, with Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund going head-to-head in a lakeside friendly.
Chelsea, representing the English Premier League, and Borussia Dortmund, representing the German Bundesliga, will face off on August 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the iconic stadium, according to a press release.
Dortmund currently sit first in the German Bundesliga, with Bayern Munich just two points behind their bitter rivals.
“Going back to Chicago and Soldier Field is special for us, almost like a home away from home because we’re going to be playing here for the third time already in decades,” Dortmund general manager Carsten Cramer said in a statement. communicated.
Chelsea have struggled this season, currently sitting 12e in the Premier League, but they have bragging rights going into this fixture, having beaten Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.
“We are thrilled to visit Chicago as part of our US tour in July and to play at an iconic venue at Soldier Field,” Chelsea business chairman Tom Glick said in a statement. “We are proud of our strong fanbase in the United States and look forward to meeting our fans in Chicago this summer.”
A presale of tickets will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, and tickets will go on sale to the general public at 9 a.m. Tuesday.