For all those coming to St. Louis or NYC, here is a rundown of the schedule and some information regarding the events and ticket pickup (* see below).

Tuesday 5/21/13
There will be a handful of CIA staff at the Dubliner this evening, come hang out!

Wednesday 5/22/13
11:00 – 6:00 Ticket Pickup begins at The Dubliner STL (1025 Washington Ave)
7:00 – 8:00 Practice Session (** See Below)
8:00 – 9:00 Concert at Stadium with Fireworks (optional)
9:00 – 10:00 Ticket Pickup open
9:00 – ?? Karaoke party (The Dubliner)

Thursday 5/23/13
10:00 – 6:30 Ticket Pickup begins at the Dubliner
6:30 – 6:45 March to the stadium (optional)
6:45 – 7:30 Pre-game
7:30 – 9:30 Chelsea v Citeh (Busch Stadium)
9:30 – ?? back at Dubliner for late night fun

Friday 5/24/1310:00 – 9:00
Ticket Pickup at the Football Factory (@ Legends, on 33rdst between 5th and 6th)
8:00 – 10:00 Drunk FIFA 13 tourney ( for info, optional)

Saturday 6/25/13
10:00 – 4:30 Ticket Pickup at the Football Factory (Legends)
2:45 – 4:45 Champions League Final (will be played on big screen at Yankee Stadium (optional)) ***
5:30 – 7:30 Chelsea v Citeh (Yankee Stadium)
8:00 – ?? late night fun at the Football Factory

* Your tickets have already been pre-assigned primarily based on your local affiliation, the time you requested your ticket and personal seating preferences that may have been requested. Seat allocation was done to the best of our abilities, but at game time it’s usually pretty easy to move around if you need to.

** Only certain lower level seats (and all CIA tickets) include practice session access. Access is otherwise $20.

*** To get to Yankee Stadium, take the D line uptown directly to Yankee Stadium from the Harold Square Station. The 25 minute train leaves every 10 minutes on the 8s (Busses are available from Football Factory but be warned, last summer’s bus excursion was a nightmare).

The Renaissance Hotel in St Louis is 2 blocks from the Dubliner the block of rooms is full however, contact [email protected] incase space opens up.

The Carlton Hotel in NYC is 4 blocks from the Football Factory. There is one room available at $229 per night. Contact [email protected] by Wednesday to book a room.

Busch Stadium

General Information

Chelsea FC are making an impromptu trip to the US! Come see your Blues play Manchester City in St. Louis, MO on May 23rd and in New York City on May 25th.

St. Louis:


Chelsea in America have an allocation of tickets for the now-sold out Chelsea FC vs. Manchester City post-season match at St. Louis, MO. Please note that these sections are for CHELSEA FC supporters/fans ONLY. If you don’t support The Blues, don’t even bother. SOLD OUT.

A little explanation on the sections:

  • Family-friendly: If you buy tickets in this section, be aware that this section is reserved for people or families who do not care to be subjected to the more Adult-themed songs and behavior.
  • Standing-Singing: If you buy tickets in this section, be aware that the support here will be a little more rambunctious, and the singing will be of a more adult nature.  If you have kids or feel you will be easily offended by adult-worded songs (and/or cursing), or would be frustrated by repeated standing in front of you, please consider selecting the “Family-friendly section” instead.  While this section is of a more rambunctious nature, it is not unsafe or subject to any violence, just some rude words in the songs, and plenty of bouncing 😉

Purchase your tickets here. SOLD OUT.


The official hotel for the and the place you will want to be is the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel.  It is 1/2 mile walk to the stadium (about 5 blocks).  Group rate is $112 which is about $50 less than the prevailing rate. Below is the official link for booking.  Based on tickets sales, this block will fill up fast and we might not be able to get you a room if you don’t book ASAP.  Also, a credit is required for a guarantee, but will not be charged and you can cancel up to 6:00 PM the day of arrival without penalty.  Rooms are available from Tuesday to Sunday for those wanting to make it an extended weekend.

Room block is full, contact the travel department for possible availability. 



St. Louis match day PUB!

We are excited to announce that we will be stationed at The Dubliner St. louis Downtown!

Dubliner outsideDubliner inside




Family Friendly Lunch & Dinner Daily  There will be no Issues with Children or under 18 as long as they are accompanied by a parent
 Happy Hour – Monday thru Friday 2 pm – 7 pm  
 Live Music Every Friday Night & Saturday Night.  No Cover
Alright! so here is the Skinny on the Pub!
We are so excited to announce that this pub is really announce that the pub we have sorted will be amazing! it is a 12 min walk from the venue but more importantly it will be a 2 min walk to the hotel at the end of the evening!
For those who are going to be there on Tuesday or wed nights we will have a room in the pub that will be ours only with karaoke and drinking and a great time with your mates! 
They are giving us everything we asked for! the place will be decked out in Chelsea gear!… They will have banners and signs welcoming us and able to keep as souvenirs or things that can can be taken… the Bar will be stocked with all of our alcoholic favorites and several drink specials! They have a system throughout the pub that  as we tweet with a specific # will be tweeted so that everyone in the bar will be able to read it on the Tv’s. We will have all of our famous Chelsea DVD’s playing throughout the entire time we are there as ambiance! 
As an added bonus Captain Morgan will be there and… instructed to be in Chelsea Gear for pictures and an overall good time!We will be able to have our Merchandise table set up with all of the stuff we have, and even more importantly REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN THAT WEEKEND… register yourself at the pub straight away. We will have several computers and volunteers ready to go!
He will have 2 bouncers day of match to not allow City fans even though it will still be open during, to the public.


Take the MetroLink, which is an easy and inexpensive train. Taxi it will cost you around 11 dollars from the Airport to our hotel or Busch stadium. It is only minutes away from everywhere we will be over the few days. it will be very easy and inexpensive.

New York City:

Ticket information:


 SOLD OUT… all tickets are gone, however; there is a way to get tickets through the travel department via a hotel / ticket package deal.  Email information is at the bottom.




We have contracted a block of rooms at the Carlton Hotel NYC (a Marriott Autograph Collection hotel).  It is a AAA 4 diamond hotel which is very prestigious.  The rates are high, BUT they are the better than any hotel within walking distance to our pub (Legends NY) regardless of the rating.  You will not find a room with two beds cheaper within 4 miles of the pub for a better rate and if you do,  you will not want to stay there.

Legends is a 5 minute walk (4 blocks) up Madison Avenue from the hotel.

Please understand that it is Memorial Day weekend in NY and this is the first weekend of summer for many schools in neighboring states which is why Manhattan in general is so expensive that weekend.

This is our allotment of rooms and their rate and the booking code (there is a 2 night minimum for all bookings).  Rooms for blocked for Friday and Saturday night, we do have access to much better rates for those wanting to stay on Sunday night, please contact the Travel Director at the bottom of this page.

10 – Standard Room, 1 Full Bed                   $229      CIACIAA
5 – Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed               $249      CIACIAB
10 – Executive Double room, 2 Bed           $289      CIACIAD

Online booking has closed for the Carlton hotel, contact the travel director for possible rooms that have been held back. 

Here is the link to the hotel:



The official pub for NYC is Legends.  We will be guests of the New York Blues who are always great hosts.  Please stand by for more information.

Travel Director

Cary Eddy

[email protected]