Manchester City will face FC Bayern Munich in Green Bay this summer in the USA Cup.
The exhibition game will take place at Lambeau Field on Saturday, July 23 and will be the first-ever football match to be played at the historic American football stadium.
The announcement was made today by the Green Bay Packers, who were joined by representatives from City and Bayern.
Last week it was confirmed City will also be playing an earlier fixture on July 20 at the NRG Stadium in Houston against Club América as part of our 2022/23 preseason trip in the U.S.
The USA Cup is also part of FC Bayern Munich’s preseason Audi Summer Tour, during which they will also stop in Washington D.C., to play D.C. United on July 20.
This will be the second meeting between the clubs on U.S. territory after City defeated Bayern 3-2 in July, 2018, at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium in an International Champions Cup match.
“We are looking forward to hosting a different kind of football at Lambeau Field this summer as we welcome FC Bayern Munich and Manchester City to Green Bay,” said Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy.
“Our home stadium is renowned for its history and tradition, and we’re honoured to host two equally historic clubs from across the pond. We’re looking forward to seeing their devoted supporters from around the world attend Lambeau Field’s debut soccer match.”
Tickets for the game will go on sale to the public on Friday, May 6, at 10am CDT at Ticketmaster.com. Packers Season Ticket Holders will have access to an exclusive presale starting at 10 a.m. CDT on Thursday, May 5, with additional details provided via email from the Packers ticket office.
Season ticket holders and official supporters clubs for City and FC Bayern Munich will have a separate presale window for tickets starting May 3 at 10 a.m. in their local time zones. Prices range from $35 to $160.
The match will begin at 6 p.m. CDT, with further details regarding broadcast network, match weekend activities and stadium information to be announced in the coming months. Parking for general ticket holders will be $20, first-come, first-served, in the Lambeau Field parking lots.
The Packers organization partnered with Cardenás Marketing Network (CMN), an award-winning touring, booking, sports and multicultural marketing agency, to bring the friendly match to Green Bay.
Lambeau Field, the longest-tenured stadium in the NFL, has hosted a variety of non-Packers events over the last decade, including concerts and a college football matchup.
“We are delighted to bring international soccer to Green Bay for the very first time,” said Henry Cardenás, President/CEO of CMN. “We look forward to hosting this historic encounter in partnership with the Packers as it will feature two of the world’s most accomplished football clubs at one of the world’s most celebrated sports venues.”
Bayern legend Claudio Pizarro and City icon Shaun Wright-Phillips took part in Monday’s announcement at Lambeau Field, greeting local soccer club representatives and receiving a special tour of the Packers Hall of Fame from Super Bowl champion and Pro Football and Packers Hall of Fame safety LeRoy Butler.
“We are really looking forward to going to Green Bay to play Bayern Munich at Lambeau Field in the second friendly of our U.S. preseason trip,” said Omar Berrada, Chief Football Operations Officer at City Football Group.
“We know there is a great sports history and culture across the region and it is an honour for Manchester City to be part of the first professional soccer game to be held at this iconic venue.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to play in front of our fans who we know will come from far and wide as they always do. Our sport continues to develop and grow across the U.S., and we are proud to be part of that.
“This match will be an important piece of our preparation for the 2022/23 season.”