Chelsea’s participation in the Guinness International Champions Cup in America will begin when we meet Inter at Indianapolis’s Lucas Oil Stadium on August 1.
We announced our involvement in the summer tournament last weekend, and after the draw we now know we will visit Indianapolis for the first time, in an 8pm kick-off against our Italian opposition.
The eight teams are split into two groups, with AC Milan and Valencia the other teams on our East side of the draw, and Real Madrid, Juventus, LA Galaxy and Everton making up the West side.
On August 4, we will travel to the MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants, and the complex we used for training on the New York leg of our summer tour in 2012, to meet either AC Milan or Valencia.
All eight teams then descend on Miami, Florida, and the Sun Life Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins, for a two-day final festival. From August 6-7, four matches will be played where each first, second, third and fourth-placed team meet their corresponding opponents from the opposite group, with the finalists meeting at 9pm on Wednesday, August 7.
The full schedule for the Guinness International Champions Cup can be seen below.
July 27 – Valencia v AC Milan – Mestalla Stadium, Valencia
July 31 – Everton v Juventus – AT&T Park, San Francisco
August 1 – Chelsea v Inter – Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis (8pm)
August 1 – Real Madrid v LA Galaxy, University of Phoenix Stadium, Phoenix
August 3 – West side semis – Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
August 4 – East side semis – MetLife Stadium, New Jersey (4.30pm/6.30pm)
August 6 – 7th placeand 5th place matches – Sun Life Stadium, Miami (6.30pm/9pm)
August 7 – 3rd place and 1st place matches – Sun Life Stadium, Miami (6.30pm/9pm)
Pre-sale tickets for all matches are available today, May 29 and will be made available to the general public on Friday, May 31. Fans can visit www.internationalchampionscup.com to purchase tickets.