Brisbane Roar have locked in a couple of high-profile clashes ahead of the Hyundai A-League 2020/21 Season with Premier League clubs West Ham and Crystal Palace heading Down Under.
Robbie Fowler’s Roar and the two EPL sides will take part in a three-team tournament - EVA Air Queensland Champions Cup – between July 11 and 18.
The competition will see each club play two matches, with games to be played in Townsville, the Gold Coast and at Roar’s home ground in Brisbane, Suncorp Stadium.
“Brisbane Roar prides itself on being a football club for all of Queensland and we are looking forward to playing two exciting fixtures in Townsville and on the Gold Coast in July,” Roar CEO David Pourre said.
“It is a unique opportunity for Brisbane to also be hosting a fixture featuring two of England’s most famous clubs.
“We are hoping to see plenty of orange in the stands supporting Queensland’s Hyundai A-League Club against two of England’s finest clubs.”
This will be Crystal Palace’s first-ever trip to Australia, and they open the tournament against Roar in Townsville on July 11.
The Eagles, managed by former England boss Roy Hodgson, are currently 12th in the Premier League and possess stars like Wilfried Zaha, Andros Townsend, Christian Benteke and Gary Cahill.
West Ham’s involvement sees a return to Australia for their coach David Moyes, who came to Sydney when in charge of Manchester United for their clash against the Hyundai A-League All Stars.
Pre-sale tickets for Roar members will go on sale from this Friday, March 6 from 10am local time (11am AEDT), while the general public can get their hands on tickets from Wednesday, March 11 at 12pm local time (1pm AEDT).
Official corporate hospitality and VIP fan packages are now available through TEG Live Hospitality, VIP NOW, including suites, boxes and VIP functions head to www.vipnow.com.au.
EVA Air Queensland Champions Cup Schedule
Brisbane Roar FC v Crystal Palace FC
Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville
Saturday, 11 July (6:30pm AEST kick-off)
Brisbane Roar FC v West Ham United FC
CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast
Wednesday, 15 July (7:30pm AEST kick-off)
Crystal Palace FC v West Ham United FC
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday, 18 July (7:30pm AEST kick-off)
Note: kick-off times are subject to change
Brisbane Roar v Western Sydney Wanderers
Friday, 6 March
Kick off: 7.30pm local, 8.30pm AEDT