Sydney FC To Face EPL Giants

Sydney FC will face English Premier League giants Newcastle United and West Ham United when they head to New Zealand ahead of their Hyundai A-League 2014/15 campaign.

Sydney FC will face English Premier League giants Newcastle United and West Ham United when they head to New Zealand ahead of their Hyundai A-League 2014/15 campaign.

The Sky Blues will face Newcastle United in the first game of the Football United Tour 2014 at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Tuesday July 22, (kick off 7.30pm).

Wellington Phoenix will play West Ham a day later at Eden Park in Auckland, (kick off 7.30pm) before all four clubs play two exhibition matches on Saturday 26 July at the Westpac Stadium, in matches arranged by the Wellington Phoenix with the support of the Wellington City Council.

It will be the first time in the Southern Hemisphere that two English Premier League clubs have played on the same ground on the same day against different opposition.

Sydney FC Chief Executive Officer Tony Pignata said: “We thank Wellington Phoenix for the opportunity to play against two of England-s most famous clubs.

“It is fantastic that the Phoenix is putting on this event and that Sydney FC has been asked to take part.

“Playing against two strong EPL sides will be a great experience for our players and will be an important part of our pre-season programme.

“You don-t often get the opportunity to have games against such quality opposition leading into the season.”

Sydney FC Members will be given an exclusive pre-sale period to a Sydney FC supporters area on May 16th. The club will also alert fans to any airline specials, and Sydney FC Members have discount when booking hotels through Webjet.

TOUR DETAILS

• Football United Tour 2014 featuring four great Clubs - Newcastle United, West Ham United, Wellington Phoenix FC, Sydney FC • Newcastle United v Sydney FC, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Tuesday July 22, 7.30pm • Wellington Phoenix v West Ham United, Eden Park, Auckland, Wednesday July 23, 7.30pm • Sydney FC v West Ham United and Wellington Phoenix v Newcastle United, Westpac Stadium Wellington, July 26. Kick off times to be confirmed. • Tickets on pre-sale to Sydney FC members Friday 16 May. • Tickets on sale to general public Monday 19 May (Auckland & Wellington matches), Wednesday 21 May (Dunedin match), • Adult ticket prices from $59 for general public with child tickets from $20 • Tickets available through Ticketek for the Wellington and Auckland events, and TicketDirect for Dunedin.

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