For football fans stateside, May 25 promises to be a very special date. Premier League giants Manchester City and Chelsea are travelling over to New York to play an end-of-season friendly at the Yankee Stadium, in only the third-ever football game at the historic ground. However, fans can also visit the 50,000 stadium to watch the Champions League final, which will take place before the live game.
This will be the first ever Uefa Champions League viewing, with the clash between German rivals Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund broadcast on the stadium's 59-foot-high by 101-foot-long high-definition centerfield video board. The game at Wembley will be shown live as it kicks off at 2.45pm local time, with the match between Chelsea and Manchester City kicking off afterwards, at 5.30pm.
With football looking to increase its popularity in the US, the event is quite the drawcard. To show the Champions League live at a stadium in America is a ground-breaking event, and could be some of the attendees only chance to ever watch the biggest game in world club football in a stadium environment.
Follow that by having two of the best Premier League sides on show, with world-class players throughout, and football fans in New York are being spoiled.
Gates will open at 2pm, allowing fans to pay for access to both the Uefa Champions League viewing and the clash between Chelsea and Manchester City. The organisers at Yankee Stadium are also prepared to delay the kick-off time of the friendly should the Champions League final run into extra-time or penalties.
Tickets for this unique event are available at www.yankees.com/soccer.
Yankee Stadium will also play host to its first international football fixture next month, when defending world and European champions Spain take on Ireland on June 11.
These games follow on from the success of Chelsea's clash with Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid's game against AC Milan last year.