A minimum of four games are guaranteed per participating team, with squads permitted up to eight players. With a past Chelsea player or sporting legend acting as team manager, the event will provide participants with a truly Premier League experience, including fully branded team kits for each player, pitch-side physiotherapist and tournament-approved referees.
Chelsea FC will also provide a pitch-side gourmet BBQ serving food during each match, as well as an unlimited wine, beer and soft drink bar available to all attendees, with a 10 spectator tickets available per team.
Corporate teams will also be offered the chance to showcase their organisations via the perimeter boards and big screens around the iconic Stamford Bridge pitch, an opportunity only usually available to official club sponsors and partners.
Simon Hunter, Head of Venue and Brand at Chelsea FC said: “I am delighted to announce the return of The Stamford Cup, which offers a completely unique corporate hospitality or team-building experience. This is a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play on the hallowed turf of Stamford Bridge, following in the footsteps of legends.”
Both dates will be documented by an official tournament photographer, with teams able to access the images post-event. A whole host of prizes are also on offer, including eight matchday hospitality packages and tunnel tours to be taken during the first home game of the 2015/16 season, as well as an official photograph of the winning team proudly showcasing the Stamford Cup to be featured in a future matchday programme.
The winning team can defend their title, with complimentary team entry into the 2016 Stamford Cup, offering another unforgettable experience.
Tickets are limited and priced at £10,000 per team, including spectator allocation, with all profits donated to the Chelsea Foundation. Formed in 2010, the Chelsea Foundation brings together the Football in the Community and the Education department along with the club’s other charitable and community activities, including environment and anti-discrimination projects.