Audi Field to Host Audi Football Summit Match Between European Soccer Giants FC Bayern Munich and Four-Time Major League Soccer Cup Winners D.C. United
Friendly Match to Take Place on July 20 at 7:30 p.m. EST in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 21, 2021) – Audi Field today announced that the 20,000-seat venue located in downtown Washington, D.C. will play host to an Audi Football Summit friendly match between world class German Bundesliga side FC Bayern Munich and the most decorated club in Major League Soccer (MLS) history D.C. United on July 20 at 7:30 p.m. EST.
“FC Bayern Munich are one of the biggest and most storied clubs in our sport. It’s a pleasure to host them and their side full of global superstars, like Robert Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer, Leroy Sane, and so many more, as part of the Audi Football Summit at our home stadium this summer alongside our great partner Audi,” said Danita Johnson, President of Business Operations for D.C. United. “We look forward to delivering a highly competitive and enjoyable experience for our fanbase and the sporting community in the DMV.”
31-time German Bundesliga champions and six-time UEFA Champions League winners, FC Bayern Munich will continue their US Summer Tour as part of the Audi Football Summit in Washington, D.C. with a trip to Audi Field to take on four-time MLS Cup winners D.C. United.
Andreas Jung, FC Bayern Board Member for Marketing: “Over the last two years, the virtual Audi Summer Tours have been really well received by our fans across the world. Nevertheless, nothing replaces real contact with fans in their own home countries. Over time, the Audi Summer Tour has become an important tool in presenting our club on the global stage – and at the same time bringing our values and our Bavarian roots to the world.”
This match will mark the first meeting between the two sides and the second international friendly between D.C. United and a top division European side at Audi Field since the stadium opened in the summer of 2018. The Black-and-Red hosted Real Betis from La Liga in May 2019.
“The Audi Football Summit gives us an exciting way to bring the enthusiasm around European football to the U.S.,” said Adam Perez, experiential marketing specialist, Audi of America. "We are proud to host a world-class football club like FC Bayern Munich on our home turf at Audi Field and are looking forward to an exciting match against D.C. United."
About Audi Field
D.C. United have called the District home for the past 24 seasons and continued that tradition when they moved into their new state-of-the-art and soccer-specific stadium, Audi Field, in Buzzard Point, Southwest D.C., in July 2018.
The iconic 20,000-seat LEED certified new home of D.C. United is located in the fastest growing area in downtown D.C. An entertainment and event destination 365-days, Audi Field hosts over 100 events year-round. Complete with a brand new FanDuel sportsbook, Audi Field houses corporate outings, a culinary and music festival, Unite the District Fest, and world class international sporting events from D.C. United and the Washington Spirit, to Premier League Lacrosse and College Football, and many more.
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About D.C. United
One of the founding clubs of Major League Soccer in 1996, D.C. United are among the most decorated teams in the United States with 13 domestic and international trophies.
D.C. United have called the District home for the past 26 seasons and play their home games at Audi Field in the Buzzard Point neighborhood of Southwest, Washington, D.C, which opened in 2018. In addition to D.C. United games, the 20,000-seat soccer-specific stadium hosts over 100 events year-round, including the District’s premier arts, culinary, and music festival, Unite the District Fest. Audi Field will soon be home to America’s number one sportsbook through a partnership with FanDuel Group.
The Black-and-Red have won the MLS Cup four times (1996, 1997, 1999 and 2004), the Supporters’ Shield four times (1997, 1999, 2006 and 2007) and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup three times (1996, 2008 and 2013).
About FC Bayern Munich
FC Bayern Munich is one of the world’s most successful sports organizations on and off the field. Since the club’s foundation in 1900, FC Bayern has won 31 national championships, 20 domestic cups as well as six UEFA Champions League titles, making it the most successful German team in history.
FC Bayern is also renowned globally for its financial success, youth development and supporter culture. The club’s unique ownership structure sees more than 295,000 club members own a majority share, more than any other sports organization in the world.
With over 900 million interested worldwide, FC Bayern is one of the strongest brands in global sports.
In April 2014, FC Bayern opened its first international office in the U.S. to engage with the millions of fans living in the Americas. Following the success of the first international venture, the club opened an office in Shanghai in March 2017 and then Bangkok in April 2022.