Baggies to play two matches in Hong Kong this summer
ALBION will square up to three familiar rivals as they head for Hong Kong to compete in the Premier League Asia Trophy this summer.
The Baggies will join Liverpool, Crystal Palace and Leicester City as they make their debut in the tournament which will played at the Hong Kong Stadium on Wednesday, July 19 and Saturday, July 22.
It is the first time this biennial tournament will feature four Premier League clubs while, for Albion, the trip will mark their return to the Far East 39 years after their historic, ground-breaking venture.
The schedule of games will be announced in early June, along with ticket details, but the venue and kick-off times are confirmed – with each day hosting two games kicking off at 18.30pm and 20.30pm local time.
This is the eighth Premier League Asia Trophy and Albion are joined by Palace and Leicester in taking their bow in the tournament. It will be Liverpool’s second appearance having first competed in the tournament in 2007.
The Premier League Asia Trophy is part of the League’s ongoing commitment to fans in Asia, and to supporting the development of football at all levels in Hong Kong and across the region.
A full programme of community and football development initiatives, including a Premier Skills referee development training course, an elite level referee management symposium and community coaching workshops, run in partnership with the Hong Kong Football Association, will be held alongside the tournament.
Ticketing information for fans will be announced in early June. Tickets will be sold per matchday (July 19, July 22) with each ticket allowing access to both matches on that day.
Premier League Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore said: “In Crystal Palace, Leicester City, Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion we have a group of excellent clubs, players and managers who will give local fans a fantastic Premier League experience.”