Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers, is arguably the most historic NFL venue in the United States but will host a different kind of football game this summer.
As noted by Reuters (h/t ESPN), German giants Bayern Munich and reigning English Premier League champions Manchester City will play an exhibition match at Lambeau Stadium on July 23. It will be the first match to be played. held at this location.
Bavaria make a history last month by winning a remarkable 10th consecutive Bundesliga title. City finished the 2020-21 season atop the table for England’s top flight and present lead the standings with 83 points, 1 point ahead of second-placed Liverpool at the beginning of May.
“We are looking forward to hosting a different kind of football at Lambeau Field this summer as we welcome FC Bayern Munich and Manchester City to Green Bay,” said Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy said in a statement released on City of Manchester website. “Our home stadium is renowned for history and tradition, and we are honored to host two clubs with equal history from all over the country. We look forward to witnessing that.” their dedicated supporters from around the world attended Lambeau Field’s first football game.”
City will also face Club America of Mexico in Houston on July 20, while Bayern will face Major League Soccer’s DC United in Washington, DC that same day.