US TOUR 2019: GAMES AGAINST NEW YORK & BUFFALO, SUPPORTERS NIGHTS & SIGHTSEEING
Tuesday, 14. May 2019, 17:10 Uhr
On Tuesday, exactly one week today, the Boys in Brown will embark on their second tour of the United States. A varied programme awaits the club delegation until their return to Hamburg the following Monday. During the tour, there will be several opportunities to meet the players.
Tuesday, 21 May – New York
The 2019 US tour begins at 0820 CET on Tuesday morning when the Boys in Brown fly from Hamburg to Frankfurt. There they will take another plane at 1100 CET to New York, where they will land at JFK Airport at 1340 CET. On arrival, the St. Pauli delegation will head off to sponsors Ben & Jerry’s. In the early evening they will stop by the Levi's® Store on Times Square (1535 Broadway, 10036 NY) before finishing the day with a BBQ at the team hotel.
Wednesday, 22 May – New York
After their first night in the Big Apple, the Boys in Brown will call in at the Consulate General of Germany before going on a sightseeing tour of the city. Jos Luhukay, Robin Himmelmann and Co. will not only explore the Empire State Building and take a look over the city, but also visit Central Park and the Statue of Liberty. In the late afternoon, the 40 or so kids of cooperation partner Chelsea Pier Soccer Club can look forward to meeting the players at their Little Rascals Camp (Lion’s Gate Field, 131 Forsyth Street, 10002 NY).
After dinner, a pulsating concert evening has been lined up for the St. Pauli party. A night of music at the Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Avenue, 11211 NY) kicks off with the bands Face to Face (punk rock), PEARS (punk/hardcore) and Desperate Acts (punk rock) and ends with a special highlight when the Berlin-based trio KitschKrieg, comprising the producers Fizzle, FIJI KRIS and °awhodat°, will play a DJ set. Full concert details can be found here!
Thursday, 23 May – New York
On the third day, the Boys in Brown will be able to enjoy a lie-in, not the worst thing they could do after what might be a long night, and also very sensible looking ahead to the first of two friendly games of the tour against New York Cosmos at the Rocco Commissio Stadium (533 W 218th St, 10034 NY), which kicks off at 7.30pm local time (0130 CET) that evening. If you happen to be in the Big Apple and would like to go to the game, ticket information can be found here!
That morning, a panel discussion on The Rise of Independent Football will take place at the Convene at 101 Park Ave at 41st St., close to Grand Central Station, at 11pm. The participants are St. Pauli president Oke Göttlich, Sean Mann (Co-Owner, Detroit City FC), Shawn Roggenkamp (FCSP fan club East River Pirates) and Joe Barone (Senior Vice President, New York Cosmos).
After the game, the players will see out the evening with the fans at the Supporters Night at the East River Bar (97 S 6th Street, Brooklyn, 11211 NY) , the home of FCSP fan club the East River Pirates. Another highlight is sure to be the appearance of Thees Uhlmann, who will perform a number of his songs. Admission is free!
Friday, 24 May – Travel day
Road trip to Buffalo! The only item on the agenda on the fourth day of the 2019 US tour is a seven-hour ride from New York to Buffalo on the FCSP branded tour bus.
Saturday, 25 May – Buffalo
Day five, game two. At 3pm local time the Boys in Brown will take on FC Buffalo at the Robert E. Rich All-High Stadium (2885 Main Street, 14214 Buffalo). If you're in Buffalo and would like to see the game, no problem! Tickets can be purchased here!
Lined up for the evening is the second Supporters Night of the US tour at the Town Ballroom (681 Main Street, 14203 Buffalo). Admission is free!
Sunday, 26 May - Toronto
The sixth and final day begins with a 45-minute bus ride from the team hotel in Buffalo to the Niagara Falls. After capturing the obligatory photos and videos, the delegation will set off for Canada or, to be more precise, Toronto, some 160 kilometres away, from where they will fly to back to Germany at 6.20pm. On arrival in Frankfurt at 0800 CET on Tuesday morning, they will continue to Hamburg at 1000 CET.