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Manchester City and Celtic FC will hold an open training session at Wakemed Soccer Park on July 22

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June 27, 2024 – United Soccer League Championship (USL)
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CARY, NC – The North Carolina Football Club, in partnership with Unified Events and FC Series, today announced a joint open training session for the reigning Premier League champions of England, Manchester City FC, and the Scottish Premiership champions, Celtic FC, on Monday at WakeMed Soccer Park. , July 22, starting at 6:00 PM ET.


Tickets will be available for purchase to the public here on Friday, June 28 at 8:00 a.m. ET. Pre-sale tickets are now available to select groups, including North Carolina Courage and North Carolina FC season ticket members.

The open training kicks off a football celebration in the Triangle ahead of the teams’ friendly match at Kenan Stadium the following evening. The gates for the open training will open at 5:30 PM ET, with Celtic taking to the field at 6:00 PM. Manchester City will close the event with a training session starting at 7:30 PM.

In addition to two high-level training sessions, the evening will also feature opportunities to purchase merchandise, autographs, fan contests and trivia, prizes, giveaways and more.

“We are excited to bring this intimate and unique event to our community this summer. Football is a complicated sport with a knowledgeable fan base who we believe will appreciate the opportunity to attend training sessions for two of the most prestigious clubs in the world . here at WakeMed Soccer Park. As the home of professional soccer in the Triangle, we are proud to host these world stars and give our fans a behind-the-scenes look,” said club president Francie Gottsegen.

Manchester City FC, the reigning EPL champions, was initially founded in 1880 as St Mark’s West Gorton and officially became Manchester City FC in 1894. Located on the wider Etihad Campus, the club’s footprint includes the 53,500 capacity Etihad Stadium , the 7,000 capacity Etihad Stadium Joie Stadium and City Football Academy, and a state-of-the-art performance, training and youth development facility home to the Club’s men’s, women’s and academy teams.

Named the most valuable football club brand in the world by Brand Finance, Manchester City FC is developing a best-in-class fan experience and year-round entertainment and leisure destination at the Etihad Campus. The Club is committed to operating in a sustainable and socially responsible manner and ensures that equality, diversity and inclusivity are embedded in its decision-making processes, culture and practices.

Fresh from a Scottish premiership title, Celtic Football Club is a Scottish football club with proud Irish ties. Today the club is one of the most famous sporting institutions in the world, with a storied history of sporting achievements. Celtic was the first British club to win the European Cup (current Champions League) in 1967. The club has achieved a world record eight domestic Trebles, been named Scottish champions 53 times and has achieved 62 cup victories in Scotland.

The North Carolina Football Club owns and operates two professional soccer teams: the North Carolina Courage, which competes in the National Women’s Soccer League (USSF Division I for women) and North Carolina FC, which competes in the USL Championship (USSF Division II for Gentlemen). ). The teams are the primary tenants of WakeMed Soccer Park.

The Courage has won two NWSL Championships, three NWSL Shields and two Challenge Cups, plus the first ICC Women’s Championship in 2018. North Carolina FC won the regular NASL Championship in 2011 and the USL League One Championship in 2023. The trophy-laden club’s mission is to bring high-level professional football to the region while creating a meaningful, positive impact on the community through the beautiful game.

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