Everton take their pre-season tour on the road when they play Juventus on July 31st in their first game of the International Champions Cup in San Francisco, USA. There are still tickets available, click here to grab what's left. If you want to sit in the Everton supporters block click here, or need any information regarding where to stay etc in SF, click here. The event page is on Facebook too. Meanwhile, bookmark the Everton US Tour website as the fine folk there collate all the news and relevant info there.
Here is the calendar of formal events that have been announced so far, thanks to David Kurtz who has been amazing with organizing a lot of this -
Drop a comment here for more info, and I will either get it to you or point you in the right direction. For all those coming to the game on Wednesday, see you there! Also, if you're on Twitter feel free to add me (@Mr_Faded_Glory) and Royal Blue Mersey (@RBMersey) as I'll be adding pics and tweets as they happen.
UPDATES!! More information courtesy of the excellent David Kurtz, who has printed up some massive flags for this!
MONDAY, JULY 29 Team appears to be staying at the Ritz Carlton., they trained at San Francisco State University so presumably they will be back there during the day. https://secure.evertonfc.com/- OFFICIAL TEAM MEET & GREET - Buca di Beppo (855 Howard St. San Francisco) - Free event! Meet Tim Howard and Steven Pienaar! Go to Everton's official website to RSVP: news/archive/2013/07/28/usa- meet-and-greets-info?fpst=1 , JULY 30 - Open practice day in San Francisco https://secure.evertonfc.com/- OFFICIAL OPEN TRAINING - AT&T Park - This is a free event, but you must RSVP at the Everton official website: news/archive/2013/07/28/open- training-in-san-francisco? fpst=1 https://secure.evertonfc.com/- OFFICIAL TEAM MEET & GREET - McTeague's Saloon (1237 Polk St San Francisco) - Free event! Meet Phil Jagielka and Tony Hibbert! Go to Everton's official website to RSVP: news/archive/2013/07/28/usa- meet-and-greets-info?fpst=1 , - Game day in San Francisco - Official EvertonUSA Pregame Gathering: Pedro's Cantina (128 King St SF), directly across the street from AT&T Park. There will be a raffle for EFC memorabilia to support Everton in the Community. Expect Everton dignitaries in attendance, including legendary team historian and author, Dr. David France. (Unconfirmed): Everton and Juventus fans and dignitaries will meet at the Willie Mays statue in front of AT&T Park for a candlelight vigil and moment of silence to honor those killed and hurt at the Heysel stadium disaster. Note 1 - Banners: The Giants have a relatively lax policy about bringing signs into the park, so here's your best chance to be creative: http://mlb.mlb.com/sf/ ballpark/information/index. jsp?content=AZguide#banners Note 2 - Participate!: We are putting together a list of names, chants and songs. If you're sitting in the Everton section, we expect you to participate. It's going to be fun!
- Everton vs. Juventus, AT&T Park in San Francisco. International Champions Cup opening game. TV: Fox Soccer.
Postgame: Nothing formally planned that we know of, but there's always time before last call. THURSDAY, AUGUST 1- Meet and greet day in San Francisco/Los Angeles Morning, time/place TBA: We were originally told Everton will have a morning open practice session in the Bay Area before the team leaves for Los Angeles. This seems less likely considering the other events.