Soccer coming to Yankee Stadium on July 22
Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain to play first game at venue
The Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain soccer clubs will meet in the first soccer match at the new Yankee Stadium on July 22, the Yankees announced on Monday.
Yankees full and partial season-ticket holders, Yankees Universe members, Yankees Group Leaders and Yankees.com subscribers will be able to take part in special pre-order sales before May 16.
It will be the venue's first soccer match, though the original Yankee Stadium hosted teams such as Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid, Barcelona, A.C. Milan, Inter Milan and the national teams from the United States, England, Israel and Italy.
The July match will be part of the World Football Challenge, taking place throughout North America from July 18-Aug. 11.
Chelsea, of the English Premier League, won England's FA Cup this weekend and will also play in this year's UEFA Champions League final on May 19. Since its founding in 1905, the London-based club has won four domestic league titles, seven FA Cups and has finished either first or second in the Premier League in seven of the last eight seasons.
Paris Saint-Germain, of France's Ligue 1, was founded in 1970 and is a two-time winner of the Ligue 1 title, an eight-time winner of the French Cup and a two-time winner of France's Champions Trophy.