Yankee Stadium to host first soccer game

The field crew setting up for batting practice

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The field crew setting up for batting practice at Yankee Stadium. (April 13, 2012) (Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

Yankee Stadium will open its doors to soccer for the first time when English Premier League powerhouse Chelsea faces off against Paris Saint-Germain in a preseason exhibition July 22.

The stadium will be configured for 54,000 spectators in what will be Chelsea's first match in New York since 1954.

"Chelsea Football Club is delighted to be heading to New York after such a long time...

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