It was announced today that German soccer giant FC Bayern Munich has accepted an offer to play a match at Arrowhead Stadium as part of the International Champions Cup this summer, bringing European soccer to the home of the Chiefs for the first time since 2010. The German champions will face Serie A side AC Milan on Tuesday, July 23. Match time will be announced when tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 9.
As Kansas City looks to become a 2026 FIFA World Cup venue, Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt extended an invitation for FC Bayern to play one of the club’s summer tour matches to kick off international soccer in the heartland. Hunt also serves as Chairman and CEO of Major League Soccer’s FC Dallas, which has been a partner of FC Bayern since the launch of their Elite Player Development Program in February 2018.
“I just had the privilege of traveling to Munich and watching FC Bayern in Allianz Arena again, and I am always amazed by the incredible atmosphere and fan culture around FC Bayern,” Hunt said. “We are very familiar with the intense passion of sports fans in Kansas City, and that includes a continually expanding interest in soccer. I’m very pleased that we will be able to host FC Bayern at Arrowhead to not only help promote international soccer in Kansas City, but also offer soccer fans the opportunity to see one of the world’s premier clubs up close. For us, this represents another landmark moment in our partnership.”
This will be the first time FC Bayern will visit Kansas City, having previously played in Miami, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Charlotte and Portland.
“The Hunt family are not only pioneers in American sports, but they are also part of the FC Bayern family. We are delighted to accept their invitation and it will be an honor for us to play at the home of the Kansas City Chiefs this summer,” commented Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, FC Bayern Chief Executive Officer.
“We are proud to once again have a team of FC Bayern’s caliber headlining the International Champions Cup,” said Relevent Sports Group Executive Chairman Charlie Stillitano. “FC Bayern always embraces the opportunity to interact with American fans and I look forward to seeing how the loyal sports fans in Kansas City rally behind them this summer.”
To register for tickets, fans can visit https://fcbayern2019.shortstack.com/DVdmd6. As a bonus, everyone that signs up is entered to win an autographed Patrick Mahomes FC Bayern jersey.
A media event featuring executives from the International Champions Cup, FC Bayern Munich and the Kansas City Chiefs is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2. More information on that event will be shared in the coming days.
About Arrowhead Events
Arrowhead Events, the special events arm of the Kansas City Chiefs, is focused on making Arrowhead Stadium an entertainment destination that serves the entire Midwest region. With more than 76,000 seats and a quarter-million square feet of event space developed as part of major renovations in 2010, Arrowhead Stadium is more than just a venue for football games. In addition to serving as the former home of the Kansas City Wizards (now Sporting KC) of MLS from 1996-2007, Arrowhead has hosted multiple national and international soccer matches and more than a dozen major concert tours. For more information on Arrowhead Stadium and Arrowhead Events, please visit www.chiefs.com/arrowhead/ and follow @ArrowheadEvents on Twitter.