For many years now, Juventus have become used to traveling the world during the summer months. It’s a tour that allows the millions of Juventus fans around the globe to see their pets closely. In the summer of 2019, there are four locations where Juve will play.
Summer stadiums for the Bianconeri
Sunday 21 July at 13:30 CEST, the team coached by Maurizio Sarri will face the European champions of Tottenham at the Singapore National Stadium. Opened in 2014, it has 55 000 seats and a retractable roof, which takes around 25 minutes to open and close. At this stage, Juventus has already played there once in the summer, on 16 August 2014, against a local team. The team, then coached by Massimiliano Allegri, won 5-0 courtesy of goals from Pirlo (2), Pogba, Giovinco and Asamoah.
The second match of the tour will be played in Nanjing, at the Olympic Sports Center Stadium, against Inter. The match is scheduled at 19:30 local time, 13:30 CEST on Wednesday 24th July. The Bianconeri will, for the first time, take to the field of this location, after previously playing in China (between friendlies and Italian Super Cup) they had been in Beijing and Shanghai. The stadium in Nanjing (a city that has about 8 million inhabitants and is the capital of the Jiangsu province) can accommodate 61 443 spectators and was inaugurated in 2005. The sports complex around it boasts other numerous international facilities such as a sports hall, a complex aquatic and a tennis stadium.
Friday, 26 July at 13:00 CEST, 20:00 in South Korea, will see the World Cup Stadium in Seoul against Team K-League, a selection of the best players of the top local league. Juventus returns to the South Korean capital 23 years after their previous outing: it was 27 May 1996, where the team coached by Marcello Lippi faced the home side. The stadium was built for the 2002 World Cup and it has a capacity of 66 704 spectators.
At 18:00 on Saturday 10 August, the Lady will move to Sweden to face Atletico Madrid, a few months after their dramatic UEFA Champions League encounters in the Last 16. The match against the Spanish side is scheduled at Friends Arena, a stadium located in Solna, in the urban area of Stockholm. Also known as Nationalarenan, it was inaugurated in 2012, has a retractable roof (which allows events to be hosted even during the winter season) and has a capacity of 50 653 spectators.