At the end of November, Chelsea announced that after the conclusion of the 2018-19 season, the team will make a quick trip over the Atlantic, taking the club’s ‘Say No To Antisemitism’ campaign on the road to play a charity match against the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA (just outside of Boston), home of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.
It was not clear at the time when exactly that match would take place, but now that the new MLS season has begun for the Revolution and Chelsea’s end of season schedule has cleared up a bit (we’re certainly not playing an FA Cup final on May 18 anymore), the match — now called the “Final Whistle on Hate” rather than “Game for Change” — has been announced for Wednesday, May 15, 2019, which follows three days after the final Sunday of the Premier League season (May 12). Kick-off is set for 8pm EDT, which is 1am London time.
(Should Chelsea reach the Europa League final, that wouldn’t take place until May 29.)
On May 15 at @GilletteStadium, the #NERevs & @ChelseaFC are set to join forces.— New England Revolution (@NERevolution) March 4, 2019
All match proceeds will be donated to initiatives dedicated to combating antisemitism and promoting equality and tolerance.
It’s time for the Final Whistle on Hate.https://t.co/RIE6UYwLtG pic.twitter.com/zLPyFSQHP4
Tickets will go on sale in ten days, on March 15, with proceeds (in addition to the $1 million pledged by the two clubs’ owners, Roman Abramovich and Robert Kraft) benefiting various anti-discrimination organizations, including the World Jewish Congress, the Tree of Life synagogue, the Anti-Defamation League and the Holocaust Educational Trust.