Aston Villa 2024 pre-season fixtures as two more friendlies announced between USA trip

Aston Villa will head to the Anton Malatinsky Stadium in Slovakia next month
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Aston Villa have announced two more summer friendlies which will take place either side of their tour of the United States of America.

Unai Emery’s side will play Spartak Trnava on Saturday, July 20 at the Anton Malatinsky Stadium (3pm BST), before facing Athletic Bilbao at the Poundland Bescot Stadium in Walsall on Wednesday, August 7 (7:30pm BST).

Like last year, Villa will be based in Washington for the first part of the trip to the USA, before heading to Ohio to face Columbus Crew on Saturday, July 27 at Lower.com Field at 8pm local time (2am BST). The MLS Champions will compete against Villa as part of the Leagues Cup Showcase.

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Villa will then face Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey on Wednesday, July 31 at 8pm local time (2am BST). Villa will round off the visit with three days in Chicago and a match against Liga MX Champions Club America, facing the Mexican giants at the Windy City’s Soldier Field on Saturday, August 3 at 4.30pm local time (10:30pm BST).

Villa's commercial chief Chris Heck said: "Our 150-year anniversary tour will help drive the club's global agenda of showcasing Aston Villa to great cities in the US and Europe.

“Back on top, with an international stage, we will kick off a most memorable year for our great fans and global sponsors. It’s a most exciting time to be a Villan!"

Villa will begin their pre-season schedule at Walsall on Wednesday, July 17 (7.30pm kick-off). The club have also confirmed the pre-season friendly against Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday, August 10 (5pm KO local time).

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