Jul 12, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Chivas de Guadalajara fan shows his scarf before the game against the D.C. United at RFK Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Frederiksen-USA TODAY Sports

Miller Park To Host Mexican, English Soccer Clubs In July


Miller Park will host its first professional soccer game during baseball’s All-Star break in July.

The Milwaukee Brewers announced Thursday that Mexico club Chivas de Guadalajara, more recognizable simply as Chivas, will face Swansea City of the English Premier League on July 16 at Miller Park.

“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,” Brewers chief operating officer Rick Schlesinger said in a release. “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.”

Chivas finished 5-6-6 in Mexican Liga MX in the season just concluded last month. Swansea City was 11-18-9 in EPL play, wrapping up their 2013-14 season on Sunday with a 3-1 win over Sunderland.

Tickets go on sale May 22 at 10 a.m., with prices ranging from $25 to $70. Parking is $20 in advance or $25 the day of the match.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the pitch will have one goal in left field and another near where first base would be in the baseball configuration.

Tickets will be available online at brewers.com/soccer.

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