Premier League Announces Summer Series is Heading to Atlanta
The Premier League announced its first-ever preseason tournament in the United States will take place this July, with six clubs traveling to take part in matches and events in five major East Coast cities including a doubleheader at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium July 26.
The Premier League produces some of the most competitive and compelling football in the world. The effort to bring Premier League matches to Atlanta for the first time is led by Atlanta Sports Council, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, AMB Sports & Entertainment and the City of Atlanta. U.S. fans will have the opportunity to watch a world-class lineup of Premier League players and managers in action. The tournament will comprise high-profile matches and preseason training camps and will be supported by a range of events for fans and local community groups.
“We are delighted to be bringing six clubs to the USA in July for the first-ever Premier League Summer Series,” said Richard Masters, Premier League Chief Executive. “Our clubs have incredible supporters in the U.S. who passionately follow their teams throughout the season. We have seen this dedication first-hand from the tens of thousands who have attended our Mornings Live fan events and are excited to be building on this by bringing live Premier League action to five cities this summer. We are currently enjoying one of the most competitive Premier League seasons of all time at both ends of the table and I am sure we will see some thrilling matches during the tournament.”
“Atlanta is widely known for hosting world-class sporting events, and we are thrilled to welcome several of the English Premier League’s top clubs to our city,” said William Pate, president and CEO, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. “These matches will draw new visitors to Atlanta, and we look forward to showcasing all that our city has to offer.”
“We are thrilled to bring four of the world’s premier soccer clubs to compete in Atlanta as part of this very special event,” said Dan Corso, president, Atlanta Sports Council. “We believe our city is the country’s top destination to hold international sporting events and look forward to continuing to work with our partners locally and with the English Premier League to create a remarkable experience for all involved. In addition, this event fits in nicely with our city’s continued preparation to host the FIFA World Cup 2026 and will provide tremendous exposure with the matches being broadcast in 880 million homes and 180 countries.”
“We’re really excited for Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the City of Atlanta to be chosen to host this event,” said Garth Lagerwey, president and CEO, Atlanta United. “As an organization, we see this as another step in Atlanta becoming a premier destination for the biggest club and international competitions that our sport has to offer. This will be a great opportunity to showcase our world-class stadium to a new audience, and like many fans in our region, we’re looking forward to hosting these teams and other top competitions in the future.”
“We are honored to have the opportunity to host the first Premier League match in the City of Atlanta’s history,” said Tim Zulawski, president, AMB Sports + Entertainment. “The vision for Mercedes-Benz Stadium is to attract the world’s largest events and offer quality entertainment for not only the citizens of Atlanta, but the entire Southeastern U.S. We look forward to welcoming a new soccer fan base to Mercedes-Benz Stadium for these two matches.”
The first Atlanta match will feature Brentford FC v Brighton & Hove Albion FC, slated for a 5:30 p.m. kickoff, followed by the return of former Atlanta United star Miguel Almiron as Chelsea FC faces Newcastle FC, scheduled for an 8:15 p.m. start. For all the latest tournament and ticket information, visit premierleague.com/SummerSeries.
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