Man City vs Chelsea: Soccer takes over Yankee Stadium
While the Yankees were away in Tampa, Yankee Stadium was tied up with another sport. On Saturday evening, what is usually a baseball diamond was transformed into a soccer pitch as Yankee Stadium hosted a friendly match between Manchester City FC and Chelsea FC.
"It's electric, its awesome. You can hear it and it's a bunch of Chelsea fans, it's great," said a Chelsea supporter named Matt, who traveled from Philadelphia to see his favorite club play. Lukas Decker, who traveled all the way from Tampa, added, "I begged my parents for a while, and one day they surprised me with tickets. The field is perfect here today, and the seating is great too."
Thousands of soccer fans poured into Yankee Stadium for a match between two Premier League clubs, and soon those fans will have an MLS team to call their own. The Yankees and Manchester City announced a partnership this week to introduce the New York City Football Club in 2015.
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-- Matt Latimer / MLB.com Real-Time Correspondent