West Ham United to Kick Off the Sunshine State Tour in Florida

West Ham United is excited to announce the upcoming Sunshine State Tour, marking the club’s first-ever matches in Florida. This summer 2024, the men’s first team is set to compete against Premier League rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace as part of the debut Stateside Cup.

Tour Details

The Hammers will begin their tour by facing Wolverhampton Wanderers at EverBank Stadium in Jacksonville on Saturday, July 27 at 7pm EDT. The tour will continue with a match against Crystal Palace at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on the following Saturday, August 3, also at 7pm EDT. In between, Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton will compete, culminating in the presentation of the Stateside Cup to the best-performing team.

Ticket Information

Tickets will be available for West Ham supporters starting with a pre-sale on Friday, May 10 at 10am EDT (3pm BST). General ticket sales will open on Monday, May 13 at 10am EDT (3pm BST) via For more details and to register for the pre-sale, fans are encouraged to visit the official site.

A Growing U.S. Presence

“Returning to the United States to perform in front of our expanding fan base is truly exciting,” said Nathan Thompson, Chief Commercial Officer at West Ham United. “The U.S. market is crucial for us, and we are eager to engage with our fans and partners through unique experiences and opportunities during the tour.”

Engaging with Local Communities

Beyond the matches, the West Ham squad will spend time in both Jacksonville and Tampa, engaging with local supporters and exploring the vibrant cultures and communities of each city.

Historical Context

This tour follows West Ham’s rich history of playing in the United States, dating back to their first visit in the summer of 1963. Over the decades, the club has had memorable matches across North America, including competing against renowned international teams and participating in significant soccer events.

As the club prepares to add new chapters to its storied legacy, the anticipation for the Sunshine State Tour continues to build. This summer’s tour promises to be a landmark event for West Ham United, as they bring Premier League excitement to Florida’s shores.

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