Newcastle United have announced they will play a friendly with Serie A team Fiorentina on Saturday 6th August at St. James’ Park with a 3:00 pm kick off.
That’s the weekend before the Premier lague kicks off on the following Saturday when Newcastle will entertain Arsenal at St. James’ Park.
Fiorentina are located in Florence, Tuscany and founded by a merger back in 1926,
And Fiorentina have played at the top level of Italian football for the majority of their existence, and only four clubs have played in more Serie A seasons than the Tuscany-based club.
They are currently managed by Serbian Sinisa Mihajlovic, and finished 9th in Serie A last season.
Newcastle and Fiorentina have met only once previously, in the Final of the 1973 Anglo Italian Cup competition that Newcastle won won 2 -1.
The are nicknamed ‘Viola’, which is a reference to their distinctive purple strip, and they have twice won the Italian Championship and won the European Cup Winners Cup back in 1961.
The club is reporting that ticket details will be announced shortly.
It will be great to welcome Fiorentina to St. James’ Park next month.