AC Milan and FC Barcelona to Square Off at M&T Bank Stadium on August 6th

| March 19, 2024 | 0 Comments

For the first time in two years, international soccer will be returning to M&T Bank Stadium. Two of the most-storied clubs in the world, AC Milan and FC Barcelona, will play at the home of the Ravens on August 6th.

FC Barcelona, which plays in Spain’s La Liga, is the second most popular team in the world, according to social media followers, just behind rival Real Madrid. FC Barcelona is currently in second place in La Liga.

AC Milan is the current club of American star and Hershey, PA native Christian Pulisic. Pulisic is the current U.S. Soccer’s Male Player of the Year and is having a breakout season in Italy with 12 goals and eight assists across all competitions. AC Milan is currently in second place in Italy’s Serie A.

The match is part of the 2024 Soccer Champions Tour in the United States.

The Ravens and Maryland Stadium Authority are currently undertaking a three-year renovation of M&T Bank Stadium that will add new field-level suites and clubs, suites at the top of the lower level, new retail buildings on the exterior of the stadium, new tailgating areas, new indoor bars and rooftop deck bars, expanded and upgraded concourses, additional bathrooms, and a future plaza.

From a Baltimore Ravens press release:

As part of the second summer series of U.S. matches, the 2024 Soccer Champions Tour announced Tuesday that FC Barcelona and AC Milan will square off at M&T Bank Stadium on Tuesday, August 6, 2024. In addition to Baltimore, venues throughout the U.S., including New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Orlando and Charlotte, will host six matches between five of the world’s most iconic soccer clubs – Spain’s Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona, Italy’s AC Milan and England’s Manchester City and Chelsea.

This marks the second time both Spanish soccer clubs and AC Milan have participated in the unique U.S. series, while Manchester City and Chelsea will make their Soccer Champions Tour debuts.

“Soccer Champions Tour is thrilled to return this summer with enticing matchups featuring some of the world’s most storied clubs for fans in the U.S. to witness the beautiful game at the highest level,” said Joe Carr, Commissioner of Soccer Champions Tour. “With all five clubs possessing passionate supporters that span the globe, we’re pleased to unveil an exciting range of matches throughout the U.S., a market experiencing exponential growth in the sport’s popularity.”

“We are excited to bring to Baltimore two of the most iconic soccer franchises in the world, FC Barcelona and AC Milan,” Ravens President Sashi Brown stated. “Hosting international soccer matches at M&T Bank Stadium shows the Mid-Atlantic’s growing demand and passion for the beautiful gameand the Ravens’ commitment to bringing world-class sports and entertainment events to the greater Baltimore region.”

2024 Soccer Champions Tour Schedule

Saturday, July 27: Manchester City vs. AC Milan at Yankee Stadium, New York, NY *in partnership with FC Series

Tuesday, July 30: FC Barcelona vs. Manchester City at Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL *in partnership with FC Series

Wednesday, July 31: AC Milan vs. Real Madrid CF at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL

Saturday, August 3: Real Madrid CF vs. FC Barcelona at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

Tuesday, August 6: FC Barcelona vs. AC Milan at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD

Tuesday, August 6: Real Madrid CF vs. Chelsea at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC

Exclusive pre-sale tickets will be available starting Monday, March 25, with general on-sale ticket access beginning on Wednesday, March 27. For access to the pre-sale, fans are invited to sign up at www.SoccerChampionsTour.com. All individual game and venue-specific information is also available at the tour website, and fans can follow @TheSCTour on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter for updates.

The matches remain subject to approval by the relevant soccer authorities.

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