May 15 2019, 08:00 pm
New England Revolution vs. Chelsea FC
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 8 p.m.
Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Massachusetts
Predicted Weather: Cloudy | High 58 | Low 49
Parking for Wednesday night’s match is FREE
Parking lots open at 5 p.m.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
Kickoff vs. Chelsea FC: 8 p.m.
The New England Revolution and Chelsea FC have teamed up in a big way as they host the ‘Final Whistle on Hate’ charity match at Gillette Stadium on May 15.
These two teams are playing to raise support and awareness in the fight against antisemitism and discrimination around the world, as these MLS and Premier League squads harness the power of sport in bringing people together to tackle hate and prejudice in all its forms.
All proceeds from this match will benefit initiatives that combat antisemitism, with the primary beneficiaries including the World Jewish Congress, the Tree of Life synagogue, the Anti-Defamation League, and the Holocaust Educational Trust.
The original concept for this match came to light as club owners Robert Kraft and Roman Abramovich developed the idea in light of a global rise in antisemitic activity. Both club owners will also each donate $1 million in support of the cause.
“The sport is growing so much in America and it’s incredible to see. The game will be fantastic and it’s for a really important cause, something that’s very close to the owner’s heart.
“To bring people together through football and to rise past this issue is something fantastic and I think it’s really important.”
– Chelsea and USMNT midfielder Christian Pulisic
“Part of the benefit of being a professional athlete is being able to use your platform to bring light to issues that people aren’t so comfortable talking about. This one hits home for me personally. Coming from a Jewish background, this whole thing is pretty special – the whole occasion, the whole build up. Like I said, (it’s) bringing light to an issue that some people deny even exists – but it’s definitely very real out there in the world, so hopefully we can do something pretty special to help combat it.”
– Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner
“Sports can do amazing things that other phenomena simply can’t. As athletes, to be able to be a part of something so special that is very important as far as making sure that we understand as players that we’re all people first. We’re humans first.
“Doing what we can to move humanity in a forward trend is always paramount as far as just day-to-day life and human relations are concerned. For that, we’re excited to be a part of it, and there’s no better cause to try to help.”
– Revolution defender Jalil Anibaba
National TV: FS1
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub (English), 1260 AM Nossa Radio USA (Portuguese)
Elizabeth Pehota and Jeff Lemieux will break down the starting lineups and all the storylines for the ‘Final Whistle on Hate’ charity match against Chelsea FC on Revolution Pregame Live, available at 7:15 p.m. on the Revolution’s official Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels, as well as on www.revolutionsoccer.net.
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Parking Information – Free to All Attendees
To augment the spirit of the ‘Final Whistle on Hate’ charity match combating antisemitism, Gillette Stadium will feature special kosher items on their in-stadium menu. Please see the below offerings that will be available during the game.
Break out your blue kits!
The Revs will be sporting their primary kits, which take inspiration from the Boston Minutemen, a North American Soccer League club that played in Foxboro’s Schaefer Stadium in 1976.
You can get your own Revs primary jersey by visiting the Gillette Stadium Pro Shop, or clicking HERE.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution and Chelsea FC will play a charity match for the “Final Whistle on Hate” at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday, May 15. Kicking off at 8:00 p.m. ET, the match will be played against a backdrop of ongoing antisemitism and discrimination around the world with all proceeds from the match being dedicated to initiatives to combat antisemitism and all hate crimes. The initial idea for the match was developed by club owners Roman Abramovich and Robert Kraft in light of a global rise in antisemitic activity. Tickets for the “Final Whistle on Hate” are on sale now on Ticketmaster.
Chelsea and the Revolution have teamed up to highlight the ongoing rise of hate crimes around the world and are working together to harness the power of sport in bringing people together to tackle hate and prejudice in all its forms.
The match’s primary beneficiaries will include the World Jewish Congress, the Tree of Life synagogue, the Anti-Defamation League, and the Holocaust Educational Trust. Representatives from these and other anti-discrimination organizations will be invited to attend the game, while Abramovich and Kraft will also each donate $1 million in support of the cause, with further initiatives to combat antisemitism to be announced closer to the game.
Fans can purchase tickets to the match, which will take place at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday, May 15, by visiting Ticketmaster, or by calling 1-877-GET-REVS.
Select groups, including Revolution Season Members, will have access to a series of private sales beginning on Monday, March 11. Prices for individual tickets for the match start at $40. Special discounts on group tickets and multi-game packages are available through Revolutionsoccer.net and 1-877-GET-REVS, with dedicated sections for Chelsea supporters behind one of the goals and behind Chelsea’s bench.