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Dodger Stadium to Host International Soccer Exhibition
For the first time in its over 50-year history, Dodger Stadium will play host to soccer. On August 3 Dodger Stadium will be a venue for the semifinals of the inaugural Guinness International Champions Cup.
The semifinals will pit the winner of Italy's Serie A Juventus and English Premier League's Everton who will play in San Francisco on July 31 and Spanish La Liga powerhouse Real Madrid and reigning MLS champion Los Angeles Galaxy on August 1 in Phoenix.
In addition to the semifinals there will a consolation game between the losing sides.
“After having played in many of Southern California’s legendary venues, the Galaxy are thrilled to be able to take part in the first-ever soccer games to be played at Dodger Stadium, one of the more scenic and storied sports venues in the world,” LA Galaxy President Chris Klein said in a press release.
"We are excited to host our first professional soccer games and four world class teams," said Dodgers' President Stan Kasten. "This will be a very special event for Southern California sports fans as we get the opportunity to see some of the world's greatest soccer stars perform at Dodger Stadium."
The first soccer games, the first NHL game. Next thing you'll tell me they'll host a World Series game for the first time since 1988.
Tickets and further information can be found at Internationalchampionscup.com.
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