Our men’s first team will be travelling to the United States in July to compete in the FC Series as part of our preparations ahead of the 2022/23 season.
The FC Series is a national expansion of the Florida Cup, held in the state since 2015 featuring clubs from across the globe.
We’ll play Orlando City on Wednesday, July 20 at Exploria Stadium – the home of the MLS side.
Our US trip will culminate in a fixture against Chelsea for the Florida Cup at Camping World Stadium on Saturday, July 23.
Camping World Stadium recently completed the latest in a $260 million series of upgrades. The historic venue has hosted several top-tier international matches including five matches during the 1994 FIFA World Cup, nine matches during the 1996 Olympic Games and three matches during Copa América Centenario in 2016.
Camping World Stadium is a candidate to host games during the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Orlando City also played its home matches at Camping World Stadium from 2013-16 before making Exploria Stadium in downtown Orlando its permanent home.
Mikel Arteta, said: “We’re very pleased to see our pre-season plans taking shape with the announcement of our trip to the United States to take part in the FC Series. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen our fans in the US and we’re looking forward to playing in front of them. We’ll be playing some good sides that will provide strong opposition and the training and matchday facilities in Orlando will provide a first-class environment for our preparations for next season.”
Technical Director Edu, added: “The FC Series, together with our Orlando training camp, will provide Mikel and the squad with an excellent level of preparation as we focus on next season. We look forward to confirming further plans for our pre-season very soon.”
Ticket information for the FC Series is available at FCSeries.com.
More details around our pre-season 2022/23 plans will be released soon, including details of another match we’ll be playing in the US prior to our two matches in Florida.
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