Chicago Fire FC and Phoenix Rising FC Join Coachella Valley Invitational Set to Take Place Feb. 4-17, 2024, at Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif.
Initial Match Schedule Announced; Passes for MLS Matches Available Beginning Thursday, Dec. 7 at 10:00 A.M. PT
INDIO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Chicago Fire FC and Phoenix Rising FC (USL) will become the 11th and 12th clubs confirmed to participate in the 2024 Coachella Valley Invitational (CVI), it was announced today by event organizers AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company.
Additionally, beginning Thursday, Dec. 7 at 10:00 a.m. PT, passes for all matches will go on-sale to the public at CoachellaValleyInvitational.com. The initial schedule of matches taking place at Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. was also revealed today and is listed below. Additional matches will be announced in the coming weeks.
The unique training and exhibition event marks the largest MLS preseason event in the league’s history. Featuring the full rosters of players, coaches, and management from each team, CVI will provide club management with an opportunity to prepare for the 2024 MLS season in optimum weather at world class facilities. It will also give fans unprecedented access to watch some of the league’s most decorated and popular teams in an intimate and informal setting.
COACHELLA VALLEY INVITATIONAL SCHEDULE
Wednesday, Feb. 7
LA Galaxy vs. Charlotte FC at 11:00 a.m. PT
New York City FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes at 12:00 p.m. PT
Austin FC vs. Chicago Fire FC at 1:00 p.m. PT
Saturday, Feb. 10
Charlotte FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes at 11:00 a.m. PT
Minnesota United FC vs. Phoenix Rising FC at 12:00 p.m. PT
Portland Timbers vs. New York City FC at 1:00 p.m. PT
Sunday, Feb. 11
LA Galaxy vs. Austin FC at 10:00 a.m. PT
LAFC vs. Chicago Fire FC at 12:30 p.m. PT
Wednesday, Feb. 14
Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes at 11:00 a.m. PT
LA Galaxy vs. New York City FC at 12:00 p.m. PT
Austin FC vs. New York Red Bulls at 1:00 p.m. PT
Minnesota United FC vs. Chicago Fire FC at 2:00 p.m. PT
Saturday, Feb. 17
LA Galaxy vs. New York Red Bulls at 10:00 a.m. PT
Minnesota United FC vs. Charlotte FC at 10:00 a.m. PT
Portland Timbers vs. Chicago Fire FC at 12:00 p.m. PT
The current list of participating teams include:
- Austin FC,
- Charlotte FC,
- Chicago Fire FC,
- LA Galaxy,
- Minnesota United FC,
- New York City FC,
- New York Red Bulls,
- Phoenix Rising FC, (USL)
- Portland Timbers,
- San Jose Earthquakes,
- St. Louis CITY SC.
With more than 250 acres of lush gardens and pristine polo fields, Empire Polo Club is one of the finest facilities for outdoor sporting events and executive conferences, in addition to hosting the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach Festival. The fields at Empire Polo Club are operated by Goldenvoice, the Los Angeles-based concert promoter and live event company owned by AEG Presents.
LA Galaxy Youth Development Camp is returning to the Coachella Valley Invitational for a second year. Open to players ages 6-14, the camp will run from February 9-11 with benefits including an exclusive CVI Camper ticket offer, the chance to play on first-rate training grounds, LA Galaxy swag and so much more! For more information or to register, please visit https://youth.lagalaxy.com/coachella/.
The LA Galaxy Foundation Golf Tournament will also return to the Coachella Valley on Friday, February 9th at Desert Willow Golf Resort. For more information or to register, please visit www.lagalaxy.com/golf.
Additional details about the event, including added matches and media accreditation for the Coachella Valley Invitational, will be announced in the coming weeks.
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