Charlotte FC to play English Premier League’s Chelsea at Bank of America Stadium

CHARLOTTE — Charlotte FC will take on one of the most popular and successful teams in the English Premier League this summer at Bank of America Stadium. The team will host a friendly match against Chelsea FC on July 20 as part of the Clash of Nations Tour.

Tickets for the match will go on sale May 25.

“Charlotte is a soccer city and to host Chelsea FC, one of the biggest clubs in the world, for an international friendly this summer is an incredible opportunity to showcase our region as a soccer hotbed,” said Charlotte FC President Joe LaBue in a news release.

“We’ve always said we wanted to bring the best talent and teams around the globe to Bank of America Stadium and this delivers on that promise.”

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Chelsea FC, a London-based EPL club, is led by German manager Thomas Tuchel. The roster includes the highly talented American Christian Pulisic and other global superstars such as N’Golo Kante (France), Mason Mount (England) and Edouard Mendy (Senegal), who are all expected to headline for their respective countries at this winter’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The match is part of this summer’s FC Series event featuring international matches across the United States. The series wraps up with a stateside derby between Arsenal and Chelsea in Orlando on July 23.

The kick-off time and broadcast information will be announced later, but the game will take place in the evening.

For more information, go to FCSeries.com.

This will be Chelsea’s second appearance in the Queen City. The soccer giants played against Paris Saint-Germain at the stadium in 2015 as part of the International Champions Cup North American tour. More than 61,000 fans attended the match.

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