Chelsea, A.C. Milan to face off in inagural event at U.S. Bank Stadium

Photo courtesy of Minnesota Vikings. 

The first sporting event at the new U.S. Bank Stadium will be a matchup between European soccer teams Chelsea and A.C. Milan on Aug. 3, the Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday. 

Italy’s A.C. Milan and Chelsea, the defending English Premier League champion, will face off as part of the International Champions Cup, a summer tournament featuring the best clubs from around the world. The tournament runs from July 23 to Aug. 13.

This is the second International Champions Cup match to be played in Minnesota. In 2014, 35,000 people watched Manchester City take on Olympiacos at TCF Bank Stadium. The event garnered mixed reviews.

Two concerts will also take place at the stadium prior to the first Vikings home game - Luke Bryan will play the first concert at the new stadium on Aug. 19, followed by Metallica on Aug. 20. 

Tickets for the upcoming match go on sale to the general public on April 12.