We’re surprised Newcastle have said anything about this summer’s planned tour, before we are safe in the Premier League, but it looks like they are coming over here to the US again, for the second time in four years and will participate in a six team tournament in Dallas, Texas, with Swansea City also being part of the tournament.
The Cotton Bowl in Dallas
The last time Newcastle were over here they went to Kansas City, Missouri, Columbus, Ohio and Miami, Florida – and were surprised that it was hot and humid – and that they had some big distances to travel.
But America’s a huge place and the weather is very hot and humid in the summer – especially in July.
And it will not only be hot in July in Dallas but it will also be extremely humid, so the players will need to drink plenty of liquids when they are training and playing.
Here is a graph of the average high and low temperatures for Dallas in July.
There has been no official word from Newcastle United, but news has been leaked over here in the states.
It looks like there will be six teams and they will be Newcastle United, Lyon (France), Pachuca (Mexico), Swansea (Wales), Malaga (Spain) and Raja Casablanca (Morocco) and the tournament will take place fairly early in the summer – from July 9th through July 19th.
According to the news in the US, the games will be played at the famous Cotton Bowl in Dallas (capacity 92,100) and the Toyota Stadium (capacity 21,100), the home of Dallas FC.
The Cotton Bowl used to be the venue for the annual College Football Bowl game known as the Cotton Bowl Classic, which is how it got its name.
But in January of 2010, the game was moved to the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington – now called the AT&T Stadium, which has a retractable roof – but sits only 80,000 and cost only $1.2B to build.
And as you know just about everything is bigger in Texas.
It looks like Newcastle are in Group A with Lyon and Raja Casablanca.
It’s going to be a hot and humid summer for Newcastle United that’s for sure – always assuming the news is accurate – but it looks like it is.