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Barça returns to the United States after two years on a preseason tour that goes beyond football

After two summers without a pre-season tour due to the coronavirus crisis, the FC Barcelona men’s first team will pack their bags again and will travel to the United States this Saturday as part of the Barça in the US: Summer Tour 2022, a tour in which he will visit the cities of Miami, Las Vegas, Dallas and New York and where he will play four games against Inter Miami CF, Real Madrid, Juventus and New York Red Bulls, respectively. The trip includes a parallel agenda of institutional and social events to consolidate the Club’s presence in this strategic territory.

The Blaugrana team will debut in United States on July 19 against Inter Miami CF at the DRV PNK Stadium, located in South Florida, and which is the venue where this team from the MLS -Major League Soccer, the professional soccer league in the United States, plays at home. The FC Barcelona expedition will later move to Las Vegas to face Real Madrid on July 23. The match, which will be played at the Allegiant Stadium, with capacity for 65,000 spectatorswill be the second FC Barcelona-Real Madrid in the United States after the one played July 30, 2017 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, which had a blaugrana victory (2-3).

Three days after the Clásico, on July 26, Xavi Hernández’s men will play against Juventus in Turin in Massimiliano Allegri at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, a stadium with a capacity for 92,100 spectators and which has been the headquarters of several professional and university football teams and which was one of the venues for the 1994 World Cup in the United States.

The Blaugrana team will close the Tour on July 30 with a confrontation at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey against New York Red Bulls, MLS team with which Barça has already faced each other on two occasions on the occasion of the 2006 and 2008 tours. Later, he will take the plane that will take him back home, with an expected arrival on July 31.

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Maximum institutional presence

The Barça in the US: Summer Tour 2022 will have the maximum institutional participation, led by the President Joan Laporta and members of the Board of Directorsand will include an extensive agenda of social and commercial events with the aim of reinforcing the Club’s presence in the United States, a priority country for the expansion of the Barça brand on a global level, as well as bringing FC Barcelona closer to its fans in this strategic territory.

Among the members of the institutional representation are two renowned Club legends such as Juliano Belletti and Thierry Henry, who will be present during the Blaugrana team’s stay in the United States and will participate in various institutional and social events.

The Tour, which begins this Saturday, will mean the thirteenth visit in the history of FC Barcelona to the United States (the first, in 1937, was essential for the Club’s survival), a country that has been a regular destination, especially in the recent years, where the first team has traveled in 2011, 2015, 2017, 2018, the year in which they made a joint tour with Barça Women, and in 2019.

BARÇAIN THE US: SUMMER TOUR 2022

Saturday July 16

14.30 h Departure of the FC Barcelona expedition on charter flight DL8871 bound for Miami.

18.30 h Arrival of the expedition at the Fort Lauderdale-Florida airport.

Next, transfer to the Conrad Lauderdale Beach Hotel (First Team).

Sunday July 17

9.00 h Training of the first team at the Ciudad Deportiva del Inter de Miami CF. Open to news media 15 minutes.

13.00 h Reception-Lunch with the Peña Barcelonista Miami-Dade at 77 Sports Bar in Coral Gables, Florida.

19.00 h First team training at the Inter Miami CF Sports City.

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20:30 h Spotify Meet&Greet with the participation of First Team players.

21.00 h ‘Welcome Dinner’ Institutional act of beginning of the Barça in the US: Summer Tour 2022 at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, which will be attended by Joan Laporta, president of FC Barcelona, ​​members of the Board of Directors and a representation of the First Team.

Monday July 18

9.00 h First team training at the Inter Miami CF Sports City.

10.00 h Clinic with the Barça Academy Pro in Miami with the participation of former FC Barcelona players Juliano Belletti and Thierry Henry.

18.15 h Press conference of coach Xavi Hernández and a player at the DRV PNK Stadium.

19.00 h Open door training of the First Team at the DRV PNK Stadium.

Tuesday, July 19

10.00 h First team training at the Inter Miami CF Sports City.

20.00 h Inter Miami CF-FC Barcelona en el DRV PNK Stadium.

Wednesday, July 20

21.00 h Spotify event at the Four Seasons Hotel, Surfside, Florida, which will be attended by Joan Laporta, president of FC Barcelona, ​​members of the Board of Directors and members of the first team.

Thursday July 21

11.00 h Transfer of the FC Barcelona expedition to Las Vegas by charter flight.

13.00 h Arrival in Las Vegas and transfer to the Palm Casino Resort (First Team).

19.00 h First team training at Cashman Field.

Friday July 22

10.00 h First team training at Cashman Field. Open to news media 15 minutes.

18.30 h Reception-Dinner with the Peña Blaugrana Las Vegas at the PKWY Tavern Decatur, Las Vegas.

19.00 h First team training at Cashman Field.

Saturday July 23

10.00 h First team training at Allegiant Stadium.

20.00 h FC Barcelona-Real Madrid at the Allegiant Stadium.

Sunday July 24

12.00 h Transfer of the FC Barcelona expedition to Dallas by charter flight.

17.00 h Arrival in Dallas and transfer to the Marriot Dallas Uptown Hotel (First Team).

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20.00 h First team training at SMU Washburne Soccer and Track Stadium.

Monday July 25

9.00 h First team training at SMU Washburne Soccer and Track Stadium.

18.15 h Press conference of coach Xavi Hernández and a player at the Cotton Bowl Stadium.

19.00 h First team training at the Cotton Bowl Stadium. Open to news media 15 minutes.

Tuesday, July 26

10.00 h First team training at SMU Washburne Soccer and Track Stadium.

19.30 h FC Barcelona-Juventus en el Cotton Bowl Stadium.

Wednesday, July 27

11.00 h Transfer of the FC Barcelona expedition to Newark/New York by charter flight.

15.30 h Arrival in Newark/New York and transfer to the Hyatt Regency Morristown New Jersey hotel (First Team)

19.30 h First team training at the NYRB Training Facilities.

Thursday July 28

20:00 h VIP Gala Dinner. Act of the Barça Foundation at the Rockefeller Center to present the alliance with ACNUR with the participation of President Laporta, the Board of Directors and a representation of the First Team.

Friday July 29

9.00 h First team training at the NYRB Training Facilities.

10.00 h Clinic with the Barça Academy Pro in New York with the participation of former FC Barcelona players, Juliano Belletti and Thierry Henry.

18.15 h Press conference with coach Xavi Hernández and a player at the Red Bull Arena.

19.00 h First team training at the Red Bull Arena. Open to news media in the first 15 minutes.

18.30 h Reception with PB New York and PB New Jersey at Smithfield Hall NYC.

Saturday July 30

10.00 h First team training at the NYRB Training Facilities.

19.00 h New York RB-FC Barcelona at the Red Bull Arena.

23.55 h Departure of charter flight P4-787 bound for Barcelona.

Sunday July 31

13.00 h Arrival at Barcelona airport.

*All times show local time (Miami and New York -6 hours; Las Vegas -9 hours; Dallas -7 hours)

*The training schedule may be subject to change.