DAZN To Broadcast Pre-Season Soccer Games Exclusively in Canada | DAZN News UK
DAZN Group, the world’s leading sports streaming platform, today announces a partnership to exclusively broadcast the Soccer Champions Tour between Saturday, July 22, and Thursday, August 2, 2023 in Canada alongside three other big pre-season games.
This new tournament features games between six of the world’s most iconic soccer clubs including Spain’s Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, Italy’s Juventus Football Club and AC Milan, and England’s Arsenal and Manchester United competing in eight matches this summer in the United States. The deal includes all eight games and covers all local broadcast sponsorship and advertising rights.
Highlights of the 2023 Soccer Champions Tour include Spanish giants Real Madrid and FC Barcelona meeting in Texas for the first time ever at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys; Manchester United and Real Madrid facing off for the first time since 2018; FC Barcelona and Arsenal competing in a rematch of the 2006 European final; and Italian rivals AC Milan and Juventus playing each other in California for the first time in their more than 120-year histories.
The three games outside of the Soccer Champions Tour feature two of the Bundesliga’s leading lights in current Champions Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, one of the most storied names in English football, Chelsea, and media darlings Wrexham, who are owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenny.
The full fixture list can be found below.
Pre-season soccer games 2023 fixture list
Thursday, July 20, 7:30 p.m. EST
Chelsea vs. Wrexham at Kenan Stadium, North Carolina, NC
*Saturday, July 22, 7 p.m. EST TBC
FC Barcelona vs. Juventus at Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
*Sunday, July 23, 7 p.m. EST TBC
Real Madrid vs. AC Milan at The Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, CA
*Wednesday, July 26, 8 p.m. EST
Arsenal vs. FC Barcelona at SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA
*Wednesday, July 26, 10 p.m. EST
Real Madrid vs. Manchester United at NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
*Thursday, July 27, 10 p.m. EST
Juventus vs. AC Milan at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, CA
*Saturday, July 29, 4 p.m. EST
FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
*Tuesday, August 1, 10 p.m. EST
AC Milan vs. FC Barcelona at Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
*Wednesday, August 2, 7 p.m. EST
Juventus vs. Real Madrid at Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
Thursday, August 3, 8:30 p.m. EST
Chelsea vs. Borussia Dortmund at Soldier Field, Chicago, Il
Monday, August 7, 12 p.m. EST
Bayern Munich vs. Monaco TBC
*Denotes Soccer Champions Tour Schedule
Norm Lem, SVP, DAZN Canada said: “We are thrilled to be broadcasting these amazing pre-season games on DAZN in Canada. Featuring some of soccer’s biggest names, these games are not to be missed and once again shows our commitment to be the destination for football fans in Canada.”
The 2023 Soccer Champions Tour is the first time these six clubs, which hold among them 31 European trophies, have participated together in a U.S. series. The eight fixtures will take place in host market stadiums in Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando, and San Francisco.