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A.C. Milan, Chelsea Set to Open U.S. Bank Stadium in International Champions Cup Match

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The International Champions Cup will return to Minneapolis on August 3 as Italian power A.C. Milan and defending Premier League champions Chelsea will meet in the inaugural sporting event at U.S. Bank Stadium.

This high-profile international match marks the third major non-Vikings event that will take place in the first month of the stadium's opening, joining Luke Bryan and Metallica concerts, to go along with two Vikings home preseason contests.

Exclusive presale tickets for the Chelsea and A.C. Milan matchup will be available beginning Tuesday, April 5 at 10 a.m. CST while general public will have access to tickets on Tuesday, April 12. Fans can sign up at www.internationalchampionscup.com for access to the presale. All venue-specific and other ticket information is available at www.internationalchampionscup.com.

Organized by Relevent Sports, International Champions Cup is an annual summer soccer tournament featuring the best clubs from around the world. In 2014, nearly 35,000 fans watched Manchester City and Olympiacos square off in Minneapolis, the first International Champions Cup match held in the state.

"The International Champions Cup is always looking to play matches at new and electrifying venues and the opportunity to open U.S. Bank Stadium is extremely exciting," said Charlie Stillitano, Chairman of Relevent Sports. "Minneapolis has a tremendous fan base and the fans deserve another top-tier ICC match. We are eager to work with SMG, the Minnesota Vikings and MSFA on this putting on the first major event at their beautiful new stadium."

"We are proud to partner with SMG, the MSFA and Relevent to bring this event back to Minnesota," said Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf. "We are ready to show U.S. Bank Stadium to the world, and an international soccer match that includes the defending Premier League Champions is an excellent way to do that."

The 2016 International Champions Cup will run from July 23 – August 13 and play matches across the United States and throughout the world. Each team will play three contests and the club with the most points at the end of the tournament will be crowned champion.

View aerial images updated from both the northeast corner and then the southwest corner, showcasing the progress at U.S. Bank Stadium. Updated from late June of 2016.

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