UEFA Champions League winner Real Madrid and Italian giant Juventus will meet on July 30 at the Rose Bowl in the AEG Soccer Champions Tour.
The tour will also include Chivas Guadalajara, Barcelona and Club America.
It will begin July 22 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas with Juventus meeting Chivas. The next night, Spanish La Liga rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid will meet in Allegiant Stadium.
The tour then hits San Francisco and Dallas on July 26, with Real Madrid meeting Club America at Oracle Park and Barcelona taking on Juventus at the Cotton Bowl.
The Real Madrid-Juventus game will wrap up the tour at the Rose Bowl. The Rose Bowl has been the home to 1984 Olympic soccer games, 1994 World Cup, 1999 Women’s World Cup and several friendlies involving clubs like Manchester United, Barcelona and more.
The tour also points to a return to normalcy with European clubs returning to the U.S. for portions of their preseason training camps. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, European clubs have not traveled as much the past tow years.
This will be Barcelona’s and Real Madrid’s first trip to the U.S. since 2019 and the first for Juventus since 2018.
“AEG is excited to launch this unparalleled soccer tour as five of the most exceptional soccer clubs in the world return to the United States this summer,” AEG Senior Vice President of Soccer and Business Operations and Business Development Tom Braun said in a statement. “Following several years without seeing some of these teams in the United States, we are thrilled to provide the opportunity for soccer fans in the U.S. to once again watch their favorite European and Mexican clubs play in person.”
Ticket information will be announced at a later date.
The European soccer club season will have a later start and ending for the 2022-23 season. In Spain, the La Liga season is scheduled to start Aug. 12 and the Italian Serie A season is set to begin Aug. 13.
All European leagues will take a break during the upcoming FIFA World Cup, which starts Nov. 21 in Qatar.