BOC Life Cup: Kitchee vs Atlético de Madrid

Date : 7 August 2024
Venue : Hong Kong Stadium

Kitchee announced today that La Liga giants Atlético de Madrid will visit Hong Kong as part of their pre-season, including a friendly against Kitchee at Hong Kong Stadium on Wednesday, August 7 at 8 p.m. HKT. “BOC Life Cup: Kitchee vs Atlético de Madrid”, which the title sponsors are EDPS Systems Limited – celebrating its 50th anniversary, and BOC Life, will be the first meeting between a domestic club and a world-class powerhouse after the pandemic.

Tickets for the match will be available on Cityline from July 2 onwards. As the match is supported by the HKSAR Government, Kitchee has decided to use the Government financial support to subsidise match tickets, making it affordable for the mass public to attend the match. Tickets are available in three categories – limited best-view seats priced at HK$640 for internal sales only; general admission tickets and concession tickets priced at HK$420 and HK$120 respectively. HK$15 service fees will be charged per ticket for each transaction on Cityline. Also, part of the ticket revenue (HK$60 from each internal sales ticket, HK$40 from each general admission ticket and HK$20 from each concession ticket) will be donated to the Hong Kong Premier League Committee Youth Development Fund to support development of youth football.

This summer fiesta will see Argentine professional football manager Diego Simeone’s team bringing different world class players, including World Cup winners Antoine Griezmann, Rodrigo Javier De Paul, Ángel Correa, Nahuel Molina, alongside other famous players such as, Koke, César Azpilicueta, Jan Oblak, Axel Witsel, Marcos Llorente, etc.* to continue Kitchee’s ongoing commitment to bring and host best football teams in the world to Hong Kong.

The friendly also holds great significance for all local football supporters as the greatest Kitchee player of all time and captain Huang Yang will be preparing for one final outing as the one and LAST Kitchee number 19.

“BOC Life Cup: Kitchee vs Atlético de Madrid” is proud of being an “M” Mark event that helps enhance the image of Hong Kong as Asia’s sports event capital. The “M” Mark awarded by the Major Sports Events Committee, symbolises intense, spectacular and signature event in the territory sports calendar. On a separate matter, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong is the event’s Official Hotel Partner and Toyota is the Official Car Partner.

Kitchee is also delighted to announce that the Club has partnered with the Hong Kong Premier League Committee (HKPLC) making it an official community partner for this exhibition match. Several coaches and academy players from every Premier League team will be participating in a football clinic that is co-hosted by Atlético de Madrid during their stay. Moreover, through this partnership, part of the matchday revenue will be donated to the HKPLC Youth Development Fund to support each team to promote the long-term vision by developing well-rounded individuals in Hong Kong.

* Atlético de Madrid traveling squad for preseason match in Hong Kong will be announced shortly.

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