Celtic confirm Man City and DC United fixtures in US Summer Tour

Celtic’s US line up complete as club to meet EPL Champions Manchester City and top MLS side DC United…

Celtic today confirmed the final pair of the 2024 USA Tour opponents this summer. First, the Bhoys go head to head with Manchester City in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on Tuesday, 23 July.

The University of North Carolina’s Kenan Stadium will host the match against Pep Guardiola’s men, with the sides having only met twice before in competitive action in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League back in 2016/17. Having drawn on both previous occasions, it’s set to be an exciting encounter as the Celts look to secure their first victory over Man City during this summer USA Tour.

Tickets for the match will go on general sale via Ticketmaster on Wednesday, March 27 at 10:00 a.m. local time.  Fans can sign up now for an exclusive 24-hour presale which will also be accessible to Season Ticket holders at www.fcseries.com
The pre-sale window will be open from 10am on 25thMarch.

Proceeds from the match will benefit UNC Children’s Hospital. Last year, $150,000 was donated to the hospital.

No shortage of trophies

“Both of these teams are champions, and we are excited to bring them to a campus that has no shortage of trophies,” said Molly Pendleton, Senior Vice President, Unified Events.

 Cameron Carter-Vickers reacts after he scores his team’s opening goal during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Dundee FC at Celtic Park Stadium on February 28, 2024. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Cameron Carter-Vickers

Cameron Carter-Vickers spoke of the team’s excitement ahead of the tour: “Everyone at Celtic is really looking forward to our summer visit to the U.S. and of course myself as a U.S. national player, I can’t wait.

“We have some great matches lined up at brilliant venues and of course our match with Manchester City will be bringing together two of the biggest names in the game.

“We are fortunate at Celtic to have such a global reach and we hope as many supporters as possible can attend the match in North Carolina  – and of course we will be doing our very best to put on a great show for the fans.”

The announcement of the match v Manchester City in North Carolina comes hot on the heels of yesterday’s confirmation that the Celts will take on Chelsea at the iconic Notre Dame Stadium in Indiana on 27 July, ensuring an exciting fixture list for our Celtic supporters stateside.

Celtic take on MLS side DC United

The third match to be confirmed will be the first game played by the Bhoys on their U.S. Summer Tour when Celtic take on MLS side DC United in Washington at Audi Field in the American capital on 20 July.

One of the founding clubs of Major League Soccer in 1996, DC United are among the most decorated teams in the United States with 13 domestic and international trophies.

The Black-and-Red have won the MLS Cup four times (1996, 1997, 1999 and 2004), the Supporters’ Shield four times (1997, 1999, 2006 and 2007) and the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup three times (1996, 2008 and 2013).

Proud to welcome Celtic FC

“We are committed to continuing to provide the DMV with world-class friendlies against globally recognisable opponents,” Danita Johnson, D.C. United President of Business Operations, said. “We are proud to welcome Celtic FC to Audi Field and we know how deep their support runs in the United States and across the world. This will be a unique experience for soccer fans in the DMV to see DC United lining up against another elite European opponent at Audi Field.”

Celtic’s Callum McGregor reacts during the UEFA Champions League match between Lazio and Celtic Glasgow at the Olympic stadium in Rome on November 28, 2023. Photo by FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty Images

Callum McGregor

Celtic captain Callum McGregor said: “We are delighted to be visiting Washington to meet DC United and we are sure the match will be another great sporting occasion. Celtic has enjoyed a number of great visits to the United States previously to play both European and MLS teams and I am sure this summer we will enjoy another successful visit.

“We are really grateful to have such a strong fanbase in the States and it is great that these matches will give our fans a chance to see us in action again.”

Priority Pre-Sale tickets

Celtic supporters can register for Priority Pre-Sale of tickets for the DC United match between March 19 and March 25 by visiting here. Tickets for all Season Ticket holders and fans who signed up for Priority Pre-Sale tickets will be available for purchase on Monday, 25 March. Tickets will be available to purchase for the general public on Wednesday, 27 March.

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