CRYSTAL PALACE F.C. VS SEVILLA F.C.
CRYSTAL PALACE F.C. VS SEVILLA F.C.
313 Presents announced that they will host a world-class pre-season match between English Premier League Club, Crystal Palace F.C., and LaLiga’s Sevilla F.C. The professional soccer match will take place at Comerica Park on Sunday, July 30 at 7 p.m.
This match will mark the return of international football to Comerica Park for the first time in six years. In July 2017, Comerica Park hosted its first-ever soccer match between AS Roma of the Italian Serie A League against Paris Saint-Germain of France’s Ligue 1 in the 2017 International Champions Cup tournament.
“We are thrilled to have international soccer return to Comerica Park for a match between two elite football clubs,” said Howard Handler, President of 313 Presents. “This match-up will provide metro Detroit’s soccer fans a unique opportunity to watch their favorite European clubs play once again in person.”
Competing in what is widely regarded as the best league in the world, London-based Crystal Palace is currently placed 12th in the English Premier League and the Eagles will enter their 11th consecutive season in the top-flight of English football next season.
The club is currently managed by former England Men’s National Team manager Roy Hodgson and their squad is packed full of international stars such as US Men’s National Team player Chris Richards, England international Marc Guehi, Ghana’s Jordan Ayew and Jeffrey Schlupp, and Denmark’s Joachim Andersen. Palace also have some of the most exciting, young attacking talent in the Premier League in Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise.
Crystal Palace Chairman Steve Parish said: “We are absolutely delighted to return to the US for the first time since 2016. We have so many loyal supporters Stateside who regularly visit us in London, and even more who wake up early every weekend to watch on NBC – so it will be fantastic to play in front of them all against such strong opposition this July.”
313 Presents is coordinating Crystal Palace’s second match of their pre-season tour – with the Eagles taking on LaLiga side Sevilla FC, before the Spanish giants head to Mexico and California to participate in the LaLiga Summer Tour.
Sevilla FC is one of Spain's big 6 LaLiga clubs and the second oldest club (1890). It has a team full of international stars, such as captain Jesús Navas, Croatian Ivan Rakitić and three players from Argentina's FIFA World Cup winning team, Gonzalo Montiel, Marcos Acuña and Papu Gómez. The club has won every possible domestic title (Copa Andalucía, LaLiga, Copa de España and Supercopa de España) and holds the record number of UEFA Europa League trophies (6). This season they eliminated Manchester United in the quarter finals and now face Juventus FC in the semifinals.
President José Castro said: “While we remain focused on the rest of this season, to know that next season´s preparation is already arranged is very positive for the club. Playing against a quality Premier League opponent like Crystal Palace is a great opportunity. I am sure that there will be a unique atmosphere for this match. Seville FC is proud to visit Detroit and the United States of America and meet its fans”.
The return of professional soccer to Detroit will highlight the continued expertise of Elite Promotions Group and their commitment to bring best in class international football events to the American market.
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Crystal Palace F.C. Open Practice
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Supporters are invited to watch a Crystal Palace training session in Detroit as part of the Eagles’ pre-season tour preparations.
The session, which will take place at Oakland University on Saturday, July 29 between 9 and 11 a.m. local time, falls a day before Roy Hodgson’s Palace team take on UEFA Europa League winners Sevilla at Comerica Park.
Fans will be able to watch Hodgson and the squad in action and gain an exclusive insight into how they train and prepare for such a big occasion.
Supporters will also have the opportunity to meet ‘Challenger’, the legendary American bald eagle, who is regarded as the most famous of his kind.
Challenger went on to became the first bald eagle in U.S. history, trained to free-fly into major sports stadiums, and flew at hundreds of events between 1995-2017.
The session is available to supporters for free, but they must book a ticket and register their details in advance.
Supporters attending the event at Oakland University should park in the P29 parking garage or the P26 parking lot (indicated on the map below). The entrance to the field is near the rear stairwell of parking garage.
Please note that seating for supporters will be limited. Visitors can bring lawn chairs or blankets if desired.
Fan Zone Tailgate Party
The District Detroit in partnership with 313 Presents welcomes Crystal Palace FC and Sevilla FC soccer fans to the ultimate pre-match fan experience on Sunday, July 30th. The tailgate will be held on Columbia Street, a pedestrian-only street from 2 pm to 6 pm and will have something for everyone.
Columbia Street will transform into a soccer destination for fans of all ages with a variety of activations and fan experiences.
- Listen to a live DJ mix each team’s favorite songs
- Meet Challenger, Crystal Palace’s American Eagle mascot
- Meet legacy Crystal Palace legend Mark Bright
- Take photos with Sevilla FC’s UEFA Europa League Trophy
- Experience food and drink themed specials
- Take photos with the Motor City Cup
- Win prizes ranging from tickets to team memorabilia
The tailgate on Columbia Street will be a fantastic experience for soccer fans of all ages and get everyone ready for a world-class pre-season match between English Premier League Club, Crystal Palace FC, and LALIGA’s Sevilla FC. 313 Presents will host the professional soccer match at Comerica Park on Sunday, July 30 at 7 p.m.