English Premier League rivals Arsenal and Chelsea will meet in Orlando on July 23

Orlando continues to prove itself as one of the best soccer cities in the country.

On Tuesday, Florida Citrus Sports announced that English Premier League rivals Arsenal and Chelsea will play at Camping World Stadium on Saturday July 23 in the Florida Cup Series. The derby in the United States will be the final of a week-long “FC Series” extension with international matches across the United States.

The Florida Cup has been held in the state since 2015, with clubs from around the world. In 2022, the FC Series will expand the “Clash of Nations” festival to multiple venues.

For pre-sale information on Florida Cup Series and Clash of Nation tickets, go here.

As part of this series, Arsenal will also face Orlando City SC on Wednesday July 20. The game at Exploria Stadium will mark the first meeting between the two teams ever. The kick-off time of the match will be announced later. Chelsea will headline two more international fixtures across the United States in the FC series – on July 16 and 20 – with venues and opponents to be announced.

This showdown between Arsenal and Chelsea bolsters Orlando City’s CV as decision day for the 2026 World Cup venues draws closer.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer our fans and the greater Orlando football community the opportunity to experience one of the world’s most iconic clubs, Arsenal FC, right here in Orlando’s finest football stadium. America, Exploria Stadium,” said Jarrod Dillon. , president of business operations for Orlando City SC. “Not only will the friendly match be a phenomenal experience for our fans, but we are delighted to see our Lions take on a top international opponent. It will be a match no one will want to miss.”

Orlando City season subscribers will receive priority access and preferred rates beginning Tuesday, April 26 at 10 a.m. ET. More information will be sent by the Member Services team.

The Club will publish a three (3) match mini-plan, which includes the match against Arsenal, for fans who wish to obtain tickets for the match before tickets go on public sale. The mini-plan will be available starting at 10 a.m. ET on Thursday, April 28. To be contacted when this plan goes on sale, please click here.

Groups of more than 10 people will also receive priority access to certain tickets and can register here be contacted by a group sales representative. Single-game tickets go on sale to the public on Tuesday, May 3 at 10 a.m. ET and will be available at OrlandoCitySC.com/tickets. Fans who wish to be contacted when tickets for a match go on sale can register here.

“This game is a unique opportunity for us to welcome one of the most recognized teams in Europe to the Exploria Stadium,” said City’s executive vice president of football operations and general manager Luiz Muzzi. “It’s a great way for our players to get some high-level gameplay and for our fans to see us face off against a very exciting opponent in the Premier League. We’re looking forward to it.”

Arsenal have a storied history in England, having won a record 14 FA Cups, two League Cups, 16 FA Community Shields, a European Cup Winners’ Cup and 13 EFL and Premier League titles, including an unbeaten season in of the 2003-04 season.

The London-based club, founded in 1886, will travel to the United States this summer as part of the “FC Series”. Arsenal and Chelsea, two of the most popular and successful professional soccer clubs in the world, will next meet at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on July 23 for the Florida Cup. The derby in the United States will be the final of the week-long “FC Series” extension with international matches across the United States.

The FC Series is a national extension of the Florida Cup, held in the state since 2015 with clubs from around the world. The largest annual international soccer event in the Sunshine State, the Florida Cup is a global platform that combines sport, music and entertainment. In 2021, the event’s international TV audience reached more than 5 million unique viewers. In 2022, the event expands to the FC Series with multiple games across the United States.

The largest annual international soccer event in the Sunshine State, the Florida Cup is a global platform that combines sport, music and entertainment. In 2021, the event’s international TV audience reached more than 5 million unique viewers. On social networks, the content published by the official pages of the event and shared around the world reached more than 100 million people. In 2022, the event expands to the FC Series with multiple games across the United States. For more FC Series news, visit FCSeries.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

2022 FC SERIES MATCH SCHEDULE

SATURDAY JULY 16 – THE CLASH OF NATIONS

Chelsea FC (England) vs. TBD | Time to be determined (evening)
To be determined
To be determined

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 – THE CLASH OF NATIONS

Arsenal FC (England) vs. Orlando City SC (USA) | Time to be determined (evening)
Exploria Stadium
Orlando, Florida

Chelsea FC (England) vs. TBD | Time to be determined (evening)
To be determined
To be determined

SATURDAY JULY 23 – FLORIDA CUP

Arsenal FC (England) vs. Chelsea FC (England) | Time to be determined (evening)
Camping World Stadium
Orlando, Florida

Information provided by Orlando City Soccer Club.

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