Team will hit the road to expand global reach and face two Chinese Super League Teams as it looks ahead to the 2024 season
Inter Miami CF announced today that it will embark on a tour of China this November in the Club’s first-ever international tour, seeking to expand its reach in new territory and begin preparations for 2024. The team will play two Chinese Super League teams in friendly matches, first facing Qingdao Hainiu F.C. in Haikou, China on Nov. 5 at the Wuyuan River Stadium, before playing against Chengdu Rongcheng in Chengdu, China on Nov. 8 at the Phoenix Hill Sports Park. Broadcast details and ticket information will be available in the coming weeks.
“We’re very excited to continue to expand our Club’s global reach, bringing our team to play in front of incredible fans across the globe. This is a special opportunity to share the passion as we reach new audiences and put ourselves on display in new places, and we’re looking forward to beginning this adventure,” said Chief Business Officer Xavier Asensi.
“This will be a great opportunity to continue building on our 2023 campaign, in which we achieved our first-ever trophy. We will take this as an opportunity to begin our preparations for 2024, as we look to build on last season and find more success moving forward,” said Sporting Director and Chief Soccer Officer Chris Henderson.
Inter Miami’s first stop of the tour will see the Club take on Chinese Super League standout Qingdao Hainiu F.C. at Wuyuan River Stadium in Haikou, China. The Chinese side, founded in 1990, is currently led by Spanish coach Antonio Carreño and since 1997 has remained a regular member of China’s top division, never facing relegation in 26 years.
Inter Miami’s next stop will see the Club visit Chengdu Rongcheng at the Phoenix Hill Sports Park, which seats over 60,000 spectators. Chengdu Rongcheng was founded in 2018, around the same time Inter Miami came into existence. Upon its founding, Chengdu Rongcheng entered into the country’s fourth division; the team went on to earn promotion in three of its first four seasons, reaching the Chinese topflight. Last year, in its first season in the first division, the team continued its upward trajectory, finishing fifth out of 18 teams. The team currently sits in sixth place in the Chinese Super League standings and boasts a brand new state-of-the-art facility.