“This will be unlike any international game ever played in the Pacific Northwest,” said Sounders FC majority owner Joe Roth. “Chelsea is one of the top clubs in the world, and they are playing the home team, our Sounders FC, backed by our loyal supporters. The atmosphere that afternoon will be incredible.”
Chelsea last played in Seattle in 2009, when they set an attendance record of 69,000 to see them play the Sounders
‘We’re delighted to be returning to Seattle to kick off our summer in the US,’ said Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay. ‘The right pre-season preparation is vital to us and there’s no better place to start. Seattle’s facilities are second to none and the Sounders are quality opponents who enjoy great support.
‘We were here in 2004 and 2009 and both turned out to be winning seasons for us, so we’re really looking forward to bringing the team back.’
In anticipation of the demand for tickets, seating at Qwest Field will be expanded to include the upper bowl for the Chelsea game. Buy Seattle Sounders v Chelsea Tickets
Chelsea will also play the MLS All-Stars in Philadelphia and there are rumors of Chelsea playing Celtic at Yankee Stadium in NY but that has not been confirmed yet.
Chelsea USA Preseason Tour 2012
July 18: Seattle Sounders v Chelsea FC – Buy Seattle Sounders v Chelsea Tickets
July 25: MLS All-Stars v Chelsea in Philadelphia– Buy Chelsea v MLS All-Star Tickets
July 28: Chelsea v AC Milan at FedEx Field MD (not confirmed)