MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers and Miller Park will host popular Mexican soccer club C.D. Guadalajara, affectionately known throughout the world as Chivas, and Swansea City A.F.C of the English Premier League on Wednesday, July 16, in what will be the first-ever professional soccer match at the stadium. Presented by Miller Lite, the event is part of the Chivas' annual U.S. Tour, which includes four matches against some of the best teams from top soccer nations - Brazil, England, Germany and Mexico.
One of the most historic and successful clubs in Mexico, Chivas has captured 11 First Division titles in Liga MX and has raised two Copa México trophies. Additionally, the 108-year-old team is the only club in Mexico to exclusively field Mexican players, a concept that has made Chivas a steady contributor of players to the Mexican National Team. Standout players include Omar Bravo, Jesus Aldo DeNigris and Rafa Marquez Lugo. The team is managed by Carlos Bustos.
Established in 1912, Swansea City became the first Welsh team to play in the English Premier League after earning promotion in 2011. In 2013 they won the Football League Cup Final, which earned them a spot in the 2013-2014 UEFA Europa League. Swansea finished in 12th place in the EPL in the 2013-14 season and is led by Manager Garry Monk and Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Bony, the team's top scorer with 17 goals.
"We're very excited to be bringing yet another major attraction to Miller Park this summer as we host this match between Chivas and Swansea City," said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. "We are fortunate to have a facility that is adaptable for much more than baseball, and with the World Cup being staged this summer, interest in soccer is peaking worldwide."
Tickets go on sale for the match on Thursday, May 22 at 10 a.m. Ticket prices range from $25 - $70 and parking is $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the match. Tickets are available online at brewers.com/soccer, in person at the Miller Park Box Office, and by phone at 414-902-4000. A seating diagram is attached and is also available at brewers.com/soccer. The pitch will be laid out in an east-west orientation with one goal in leftfield and the other goal near first base.
The match will start at 8 p.m. and the gates to Miller Park will open at 6:30 p.m. Parking lots will open at 5 p.m.