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D.C. United Announce Friendly Against Celtic FC in July at Audi Field 

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The Black-and-Red will play the Scottish Champions on July 20 at 7:30 PM.

WASHINGTON (March 19, 2024) - D.C. United today announced a friendly with 53-time Scottish champions, Celtic FC, at Audi Field on July 20 at 7:30 PM ET. Celtic FC consistently feature in the UEFA Champions League and are a globally recognizable soccer brand. They will play at Audi Field, D.C. United’s 20,000-seat venue in downtown Washington, DC, in July.

To secure your tickets for the friendly against Celtic FC on July 20, sign up for Priority Access today to access tickets before the tickets go on-sale to the general public on March 27. Please note that this match is included in all D.C. United Full Season Ticket Member’s packages.

“We are committed to continuing to provide the DMV with world class friendlies against globally recognizable opponents,” Danita Johnson, D.C. United President of Business Operations, said. “We are proud to welcome Celtic FC to Audi Field and we know how deep their support runs in the United States and across the world. This will be a unique experience for soccer fans in the DMV to see D.C. United lining up against another elite European opponent at Audi Field.”

Celtic announced a friendly against Chelsea FC from the English Premier League as part of their 2024 United States Tour on Monday, March 18. The teams will play at Notre Dame Stadium in Indiana on July 27.

Celtic Club Captain and Scotland internationalist Callum McGregor said: “We are delighted to be visiting Washington to meet D.C. United and we are sure the match will be another great sporting occasion. Celtic has enjoyed a number of great visits to the United States previously to play both European and MLS teams and I am sure this summer we will enjoy another successful visit.”

“We are really grateful to have such a strong fanbase in the States and it is great that these matches will give our fans a chance to see us in action again.”

Celtic Football Club, commonly known as Celtic, is a professional soccer club based in Glasgow, Scotland that competes in the Scottish Premiership, the highest tier of Scottish football. The club was established in 1887 and is one of the most historic and decorated clubs in European football. Celtic have won 53 Scottish League titles, 41 Scottish Cups, 21 League Cups, and was the first British club to lift the European Cup (now referred to as the Champions League) in 1967.

Celtic have competed at Celtic Park since 1892 and have been the staple of Scottish football since the club’s inception.

Founded in 1888 for charitable purposes, its principal founder was a Catholic Priest named Brother Walfrid. The first aim of the club was to raise funds to provide food for the poor children of the East End of Glasgow, an area of the City with a large Irish community. From humble beginnings, Celtic has developed into one of the great names in world sport, but maintaining its commitment to a strong social dimension, through one of the most successful charitable operations in world soccer, raising funds and delivering meaningful projects to support people in need.

“This friendly against Celtic FC shows D.C. United’s continued ability to attract top-quality opponents for games at Audi Field,” Ally Mackay, D.C. United General Manager and Chief Soccer Officer, said. “I am proud to be a part of this announcement and look forward to welcoming Celtic FC to the nation’s capital. It will be a great test for our players against the Scottish champions and we look forward to the match in July.”

Members of the public can register for Priority Pre-Sale between March 19 and March 25 by visiting HERE. Additional tickets for Season Ticket Members and tickets for individuals who signed up for Priority Pre-Sale tickets will be available for purchase on Monday, March 25. Tickets will be available to purchase for the general public on Wednesday, March 27.

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 last 28 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 and is home to America’s number one sportsbook through a partnership with FanDuel Group.

The Black-and-Red train at the Inova Performance Complex, a state-of-the-art training facility and performance center located in Leesburg, Va. The 40,000 square foot 30-acre training facility, that opened in 2021, features four outdoor practice fields, and a training center equipped with a weight room and recovery facilities.

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). For more information and club updates, please visit www.dcunited.com and find us on social media @dcunited.

About Audi Field

The iconic 20,000-seat soccer-specific stadium is nestled in a prime location along the capitol riverfront, the fastest growing area in downtown D.C, and is the permanent home of D.C. United, the Washington Spirit, and the DC Defenders.

Opened in July 2018, Audi Field is a premiere entertainment and event destination and was the host of the 2023 MLS All-Star Game vs. Arsenal FC. Complete with a state-of-the-art FanDuel sportsbook, 500 premium field-level seats, 31 luxury suites, and one of the steepest stadium grades in sports, Audi Field offers fans a truly unique gameday experience. The stadium houses various events year-round from corporate outings, music festivals, and world class international sporting events from the Premier League Lacrosse to College Football, and more.

For more information, please visit www.audifield.com and find us on social media at @AudiField.

D.C. United vs. Celtic FC - Tickets Available Now!

D.C. United vs. Celtic FC - Tickets Available Now!

Watch D.C. United take on Scottish Premiership Champions Celtic FC at Audi Field on July 20! Act fast to secure seats to the match!