Whitecaps to host Manchester City in exhibition

BY foxsports • April 14, 2011

The Vancouver Whitecaps will play an exhibition game against Premier League club Manchester City at Empire Field in July.

Whitecaps CEO Paul Barber announced the July 18 match during a news conference Thursday. He said all Whitecaps season-ticket holders will be admitted free.

The Whitecaps usually play on field turf, but Barber said a temporary grass field will be installed. The game is part of the World Football Challenge being sponsored by international groups.

The Major League Soccer expansion team is playing at Empire Field until the BC Place renovations are completed in the fall.

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