Albion fans heading to America to watch us play in the Premier League Summer Series can look forward to visiting some spectacular stadiums.
We will play three games across six days as part of the six-team tournament which also features Chelsea, Brentford, Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Fulham.
Five stadiums on the east coast are being used with Albion opening the tournament on 22 July at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia against Chelsea.
‘The Linc’, as it is known locally, is the home of NFL team Philadelphia Eagles and was opened in 2003 after a two-year build. The first major event there was a friendly between Manchester United and Barcelona. It is also home to the Temple University NFL team.
The capacity is just under 72,000 and the design evokes the team’s eagle with wing-like canopies above the east and west stands. It is one of the 11 stadiums in America which will host matches during the 2026 World Cup.
Albion’s second game takes them to Atlanta and a match against Brentford at the spectacular 71,000 capacity Mercedes Benz Stadium.
Opened in 2017 at a cost of US$1.6bn, it is home to the Atlanta Falcons NFL team and Atlanta United FC, who play in the MLS.
The most eye-catching feature of the stadium is its retractable roof which includes a pinwheel of eight triangular panels which enables the roof to be closed. Below the roof is a 335x18m ring-shaped video board which circles the whole stadium. The changing rooms have room for 100 players. It hosted the Super Bowl in 2019.
Albion’s third match two days later is against Newcastle United at the 25,000 capacity Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. Known as the ‘cathedral of American Soccer’ it is the home ground of New York Red Bulls and New Jersey Gothams women’s team and is around seven miles from downtown Manhattan.
Opened in 2010 at a cost of $200m, as well as football it has also hosted rugby union and lacrosse matches. It is one of three football stadiums in America with retractable seating and a safe standing area.
Tickets for all matches will be available via pre-sale on Tuesday 25 April and go on general sale on Wednesday 26 April. Fans can register their interest now via www.premierleague.com/SummerSeries