Club to return to United States for 2017 International Champions Cup
Tue 21 March 2017, 22:30|Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur will take on Paris Saint-Germain, AS Roma and Manchester City in the fifth edition of the International Champions Cup (ICC) held in the United States this summer.
We face reigning French champions PSG at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida on Saturday July 22 (kick-off 8pm local/1am UK)* before heading to New Jersey to take on Italian giants Roma at the Red Bull Arena on Tuesday July 25 (kick-off 8pm local/1am UK)*.
Our final match of the tour is an all-English encounter with Manchester City, held at the Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday July 29 (kick-off 5pm local/11pm UK)*.
Exclusive presale tickets for all matches will be available from Tuesday March 28, while general sale will begin on Tuesday, April 4. Fans can sign up at www.internationalchampionscup.com for access to the presale. All venue-specific and other ticket information is available at www.internationalchampionscup.com.
Daniel Levy, Chairman, said: “We are delighted to be taking part in the International Champions Cup this summer - a competition that will provide our players with ideal preparation for the season ahead and give our passionate US fanbase a unique chance of seeing the team test themselves against top European opposition in their home country.
“This will be the fifth time in the space of seven years that the Club has toured the United States and our following in the region has grown significantly during that time - we currently have 64 Official Supporters’ Clubs across North America, more than any other Premier League team.
“The Club is also committed to supporting the game at grassroots level across the States with a comprehensive and authentic youth coaching programme, including two ‘super clubs’, with young players benefitting from methods developed within an Academy that has produced the likes of Harry Kane, Danny Rose and Harry Winks in recent years.
“Furthermore, Tottenham Hotspur’s connections with the United States will continue to strengthen as our new world-class stadium in Tottenham becomes a London home for the NFL once it opens in 2018, hosting a minimum of two regular season games a year - bringing the world’s two biggest sports together for the first time.
“When the team visits in July, you can expect our players to be visible in all three cities, meeting fans, supporting our grassroots coaching programme we will have running alongside the tour, taking part in community activities and immersing themselves in local culture.”
Below: Ledley King at the ICC fixture announcement in New York on Tuesday
The 2017 International Champions Cup will also be contested by FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus and Manchester United.
Each participating team will play three matches with a win within 90 minutes resulting in three points and a tie going straight to a shootout; the winning team in a shootout will receive two points and the losing team will receive one. The team with the most points at the end of the tournament will be crowned champion.
Having originated in the USA in 2013, the ICC has since expanded to Melbourne, China and the UK, and will this year debut in Singapore. It will be our second successive year involved in the ICC, having competed in Melbourne last July alongside Juventus and Atletico Madrid.
Charlie Stillitano, chairman of Relevent Sports, the tournament’s organiser, said: “The lineup of teams participating in this year’s tournament is world-class. Hosting this calibre of soccer competition in the U.S. is only feasible through the ICC, where these teams can compete in a highly competitive tournament in preparation for their upcoming domestic campaign."
*all kick-off times subject to change