HONG KONG - Arsenal FC confirmed that they will play against Hong Kong Champions Kitchee FC at the Hong Kong Stadium, on Sunday, 29th July 2012, as part of their pre-season tour to the Far East.
Arsenal's confirmation was announced today by Ken Ng, President of Kitchee Sports Club Ltd, Tom Fox, Chief Commercial Officer of Arsenal FC and Paul J Kam, Chairman of ProEvents Group, the sole and exclusive match promoter of the Arsenal Asia Tour 2012 in Hong Kong.
The tour will give Arsenal huge fan base in Hong Kong and in this region the opportunity to see Arsene Wenger First Team squad for the 2012-13 season live in action.
"We had a highly successful tour with Arsenal to China and Malaysia last year and we are grateful to Arsenal for their trust in us to continue this relationship." said Paul Kam.
"The fact is that with the increased coverage of the English Premier League in Asia coupled with Arsenal's massive fan base especially in Hong Kong, everyone is excited and eagerly waiting for the team to play here in July. We are sure many of the Gunners' supporters from the region such as Macau, Shenzhen and Guangzhou will come over for the game and spend the weekend in Hong Kong."
"Arsenal needs no introduction here. The last time Arsenal played Hong Kong in front of a packed stadium was in 1995. I am sure Arsenal will draw another bumper crowd this time around." Paul J Kam added.
Arsenal will fly into Hong Kong after playing Manchester City in Beijing on July 27. Tom Fox said: "It is great to be back in Hong Kong after 17 years. We know we have very many special fans here and are looking forward to giving them the chance to see the squad in action. This game will be an important part of our build up for next season.
"Special thanks to ProEvents for making this happen. ProEvents has established itself as the leading football marketing and management consultancy in Asia and are celebrating 20 years in the football business."
Further details on the ticketing and promotions will be announced at a later date.
For further information please kindly contact:
ProEvents Management Ltd (+852) 2314 2112