International soccer match coming to Lambeau Field
GREEN BAY – Two of the best-known soccer teams in the world are coming to Lambeau Field this summer.
In a Monday, May 2, announcement, the Green Bay Packers announced an exhibition match (USA Cup) between European soccer clubs FC Bayern Munich and Manchester City will take place Saturday, July 23 – the first-ever soccer match to be played at Lambeau Field.
The Packers joined representatives from FC Bayern Munich and Manchester City to make the announcement.
This will be the second meeting between the clubs on U.S. territory.
Manchester City defeated FC Bayern Munich in 2018 at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium.
“We’re 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,” Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy said. “This was probably one of the worse-kept secrets. Our home stadium is renowned for its history and tradition, and we’re honored 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 match go on sale to the public Friday, May 6, at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com, with prices ranging from $35 to $160.
Packers’ season ticket holders will have access to an exclusive presale starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 5.
The match will begin at 6 p.m., with further details regarding the broadcast network, match weekend activities and stadium information will be announced in the coming months.
Parking for general ticket holders will be $20, first-come, first-served, in the Lambeau Field parking lots.
Former players Claudio Pizarro (FC Bayern Munich) and Shaun Wright-Phillips (Manchester City) took part in Monday’s announcement, greeting local soccer club representatives and receiving a tour of the Packers Hall of Fame from Super Bowl champion and Pro Football and Packers Hall of Fame safety LeRoy Butler.
Founded in 1900, FC Bayern Munich is the most successful club in German history with 31 national titles and six Champions League titles.
FC Bayern Munich was recently crowned the 2021-22 Bundesliga champions – a record-breaking 10th consecutive league title.
“We are excited to bring FC Bayern Munich back to the USA after a difficult couple of years with the (COVID-19) pandemic,” Pizarro said. “We are the world’s biggest sports family, and we are looking forward to playing in front of our family of fans at Lambeau Field.”
Manchester City, the reigning Premier League Champion, was originally founded as St. Mark’s West Gorton in 1880, later assuming its current name in 1894.
The club has secured a European Cup Winners’ Cup, seven League Championship titles, including five Premier League titles in the last seven years (2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2021) and six FA Cups.
Manchester City is one of 11 clubs comprising the City Football Group (CFG).
Editor’s note: Sports Editor Rich Palzewic also contributed to this story.