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Real Madrid to face Chelsea FC in Charlotte this August

By Brian Maurer

Photo Courtesy of Getty Images

Bank of America Stadium will host a match between European giants Real Madrid and Chelsea. It will take place on August 6 and will give fans from the Carolinas the opportunity to see many of the best soccer players in the world. Exclusive pre-sale tickets will be available starting March 25 with general on-sale ticket access beginning on March 27.

Real Madrid sit comfortably a top La Liga this season, led by young superstar Jude Bellingham, who is quickly becoming one of the best in the world. The English midfielder has 28 goal contributions in all competitions in his first season with Madrid.

The Carolinas will be treated to other young stars like Vinícius Júnior, Rodrygo, and Eduardo Camavinga playing for Madrid. As well as club legends like Daniel Carvajal.

Chelsea has struggled since they last came to Charlotte, when they lost to Charlotte FC in PKs during The Crown’s inaugural season. The Blues currently sit 11th in the Premier League but will bring many notable international stars to the States.

World-famous attackers Christopher Nkunku and Raheem Sterling will represent Chelsea, also young star Cole Palmer. The young Englishman has 19 goal contributions in EPL this season. Other notable internationals likely traveling with the London side are Reece James, World Cup winner Enzo Fernández, and Moisés Caicedo.

These world-renowned clubs will face off a week after Charlotte FC host Cruz Azul in their Leagues Cup Group Stage match on July 31. Making this one of the most ambitious summer weeks in Bank of America Stadium history as Charlotte will play host to clubs from three different nations in seven days.