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Juventus North-American Tour 2011

UPDATE: For JuventiKnows.com’s exclusive coverage of Juve’s North-American Tour, including match reviews, paparazzi photos, and stalker videos, click here.

Continuing the European trend of bringing quality football where it’s most needed (*cough* MLS *cough*) as well truckloads of money into club coffers (judging by ticket prices), Juventus’s American tour officially started a few days ago. The Bianconeri will spend 9 intense days consisting of training sessions, games, and special events between the U.S.A. and Canada, including three high-profile friendly matches vs. Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon (Toronto, Canada) and Mexican clubs Club América (NYC) and Chivas Guadalajara (Raleigh, NC).

If you’re lucky enough to be living on the East coast, do seize the opportunity to go say hello and show your love to Del Piero & friends. I have a feeling THIS is a Juventus tour that deserves your hard-earned money (ticket prices range from $40 to $400), very much unlike the one last year (which coincidentally also stopped in New York and Toronto, but with very disappointing results for everyone ON and OFF the field).

Oh by the way: if you’re in Toronto area, make sure you hook up with other fellow Juventini for a pre-game beer!! :mrgreen: Details set up by Aaron here.

Follow the Tour on Juventus.com

Do you like that beautiful Brooklyn-by-night image with the Juventus logo? It’s just one of the many wallpapers specifically designed for the American tour by Juventus.com. Indeed, on Juventus’ official website a new section has been specifically opened for our lads’ overseas adventures (complete in both English and Italian). The section’s appropriately called “Tour 2011”, and can be accessed from the left-hand menu “On the Pitch” (“In campo” in the Italian version).

For all the latest news and information about the tour (including plans, matches, and initiatives) make sure to pay them a visit. And get yourself these very cool wallpapers!




TOUR DETAILS

Here’s some Tour details, taken from the Juventus.com website:

The Players

Here’s the official list of all the players traveling to North America:

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards
Buffon Barzagli De Silvestro Del Piero
Manninger Bonucci Giandonato Immobile
Storari Chiellini Krasic Matri
De Ceglie Marchisio Quagliarella
Grygera Marrone Toni
Lichtsteiner Martínez
Motta Pasquato
Sørensen Pazienza
Ziegler Pepe
Pirlo


Among those who did NOT board the flight to Philly, we essentially find all the rejects… ehm, transfer-listed players Juve wants to get rid of. Boy, thank God Tiago’s finally fu#*@!! gone.

Remaining in Turin to play Briscola with the magazziniere:

Grosso Almirón Amauri
Ekdal Iaquinta (injd)
Melo
Yago
Sissoko (injd)




 

Tour Schedule

All times (except departure & arrival in Italy) are local time


19 July 2011

- 01.00 pm Departure
Team depart for Philadelphia from Torino Caselle airport.”
- 04.00 pm LANDING AT PHILADELPHIA
Land at Philadelphia International Airport and transfer to:
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL PHILADELPHIA
One Logan Square
19103 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
- 05.30 pm TRANSFER TO TRAINING CENTRE
Transfer to training centre
NOVACARE COMPLEX
One NovaCare Way
19145 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
- 06.30 pm TRAINING
First training session of the tour”

20 July 2011

- 10:30 am TRAINING
Training at “NovaCare Complex””
- 5:30 pm TRAINING
Training at “NovaCare Complex””

21 July 2011

- 10:30 am TRAINING
Training at “NovaCare Complex””
- 5:30 pm TRAINING
Training at “NovaCare Complex””

22 July 2011

- 10:30 am TRAINING
Training at “NovaCare Complex””
- 5:30 pm TRAINING
Training at “NovaCare Complex”
Transfer to Philadelphia International Airport following training”
- 08.00 pm (TBC) DEPARTURE
Departure for Toronto (Canada)”
- 09.30 pm (TBC) LANDING
Land at Toronto Pearson International and transfer to:
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL TORONTO
21 Avenue Road
M5R 2G1 Toronto, Ontario
Canada

23 July 2011

- 9:30 am ARRIVAL AT THE STADIUM
Transfer to the stadium
BMO FIELD
170 Princes’ Boulevard
M6K 3C3 Toronto, Ontario
Canada
- 10:30 am TRAINING
Training at the “BMO Field” stadium, return to hotel at the end of the session”
- 07.00 pm MATCH
Juventus vs. Sporting Lisbon
UPDATE: [MATCH REPORT]

Transfer to Toronto Pearson International following the game
- 10.30 pm (TBC) DEPARTURE
Departure for Philadelphia”
- 00.00 am (TBC) ARRIVAL
Land al Philadelphia International Airport and transfer to “Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia” ”

24 July 2011

- 10:30 am TRAINING
Training at “NovaCare Complex””
- 5:30 pm TRAINING
Training at “NovaCare Complex””

25 July 2011

- 10:30 am TRAINING
Training at “NovaCare Complex””
- 4:00 pm TRAINING
Training at “NovaCare Complex”
Transfer to Philadelphia railway station following the session
(Philadelphia, PA – 30th Street Station)”
- 6.30 pm (TBC) DEPARTURE
Departure for New York (United States)”
- 07.30 pm (TBC) ARRIVAL
Arrival at “Pennsylvania Station” in New York and transfer to:
THE NEW YORK PALACE
455 Madison Avenue
10022 New York
United States

26 July 2011

- 9:30 am TRANSFER
Departure for Central Park”
- 10:30 am TRAINING
Training in Central Park
Return to hotel at the end of the session”
- 08.00 pm MATCH
“Citi Field” stadium
Juventus vs. Club América
UPDATE: [MATCH REPORT]

Transfer to airport following the game La Guardia in New York
- 11.00 pm (TBC) DEPARTURE
Departure for Raleigh (NC, USA)”
- 00.30 ca. (TBC) ARRIVAL
Land at Raleigh- Durham International Airport and transfer to:
THE UMSTEAD HOTEL AND SPA
100 Woodland Pond Drive
27513 Cary, North Carolina
United States

27 July 2011

- 4:30 pm TRANSFER
Departure for training ground:
WAKEMED SOCCER PARK
201 Soccer Park Drive
27511 Cary, North Carolina
United States
- 5:30 pm TRAINING
Training at “WakeMed Soccer Park” ”

28 July 2011

- 10:30 am TRAINING
Training at “WakeMed Soccer Park” ”
- 08.00 pm MATCH
“Carter- Finley” stadium
Juventus vs. Chivas Guadalajara
UPDATE: [MATCH REPORT]

Transfer to Raleigh- Durham International Airport following the game
- 11.30 pm DEPARTURE
Departure for Torino”

Tickets

If you’re looking for tickets, we don’t have a particular Ticket Sale service we recommend. However a Google-search for “Juventus Sporting tickets”, “Juventus Club America tickets”, etc. should yield quite positive results.

To all the lucky bastards who are attending, ENJOY! :)

Oh and last but not least…

How YOU can contribute!

Make sure to visit the Black&White America section. Juventus.com is holding an art contest (details below) for which our very own Mike DG is submitting one of his masterpieces! ;)


Juventus is flying to North America to get ready for next season and become a leader again, both in Italy and Europe.

TO BE GREAT AGAIN, THE TEAM WILL ALSO NEED FANS’ HEAT AND SUPPORT, ESPECIALLY DURING A TOUR SO FAR AWAY FROM HOME.

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So free your creativity, transmit your Black&White passion to the Team,
because passion has no boundaries and it’s our fuel!

From July 22nd, create an image (a photo, a drawing, a painting…) representing the 2011 Tour.
Every day, we will choose the one we like best and will show it on the website, Facebook, or Twitter.

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT THE TEAM AND…
GET READY TO LIVE THIS SEASON AS A PROTAGONIST.

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