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LouCity to Host Germany's Eintracht Frankfurt in July 30 Friendly

April 21, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Louisville City FC News Release

Louisville City FC will welcome international competition back to Lynn Family Stadium when hosting first division German club Eintracht Frankfurt at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 30.

The Bundesliga member won the prestigious Europa League in 2022, played this season in the Europa Conference League and is battling for another European finishing position to the 2023-2024 campaign.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday at or by calling (502) LOU-CITY. Season ticket members will receive emailed communication to reserve their usual seats.

"It's an honor for us to host Eintracht Frankfurt on their U.S. tour," said LouCity's president, James O'Connor. "They are a club steeped in history, and this game will provide another wonderful opportunity for our fans, players and coaches to face a top-class European team. We appreciate the trust Eintracht Frankfurt has shown us, and we look forward to welcoming them in July."

LouCity-Eintracht Frankfurt will mark City's third international friendly after the club last year hosted FC Kaiserslautern (Germany) and Atlante FC (Mexico). This, however, is the first time City will face first division competition from overseas.

Founded in 1899, Eintracht Frankfurt's accolades include a German Championship, five DFB-Pokal domestic cups and a pair of UEFA Cup/Europa League titles. The club - nicknamed the Eagles, a tribute to the city of Frankfurt's coat of arms - has played in the Bundesliga in all but one season since 2006. Eintracht Frankfurt will be in Louisville as part of its preseason for the 2024-2025 campaign opening at the end of the summer.

"We are looking forward to our training camp in Louisville," said Jan Strasheim, Eintracht Frankfurt's director of media and communications. "The hospitality that we received in the very good discussions with Louisville City FC has increased our anticipation. Of course, we hope to connect with many new fans there and also welcome our own fans on site as we prepare ourselves for the upcoming season in the best possible way."

Frankfurt's roster is packed with national team talent, including a pair of United States internationals. Germany native Timothy Chandler represented the U.S. while numbering 29 caps from 2011-2016, and youngster Paxten Aaronson - out on loan through the end of the ongoing season - has a senior team cap to his name.

LouCity continues to explore more opportunities for international friendlies in 2024.

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