Chelsea are heading to the United States this summer, to take part in the International Champions Cup. Earlier this week, we had confirmation on all three of our opponents in the United States, but only two dates and venues were confirmed.
On Thursday, Chelsea confirmed the date, time, and venue of our third ICC match, which will be played against Real Madrid. The match will take place on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 3:00 PM EDT, at The Big House in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The Big House is a college football stadium, but is one of the largest venues in the world. It holds 107,601 fans and will likely have a natural grass surface installed for that match, and. Presumably, this one will sell out very quickly with both the Blues and Los Blancos involved.
The Real Madrid match will be sandwiched in between our other two American fixtures, including Liverpool at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on July 27, and AC Milan at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 3. The AC Milan match will be the first sporting event ever played in the new facility.