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Tigers to host Foxes in Corendon Cup

2 July 2022

Hull City are to host Premier League side Leicester City at the MKM Stadium in the inaugural Corendon Cup.

Shota Arveladze’s men will take on a full-strength Foxes team on Wednesday 20th July, kick-off 7:45pm.

Finalising our pre-season schedule, the game will be sponsored by Corendon Airlines and forms the latest stage of our lucrative partnership with the Turkish company.

Our front-of-shirt sponsors and travel partners will have representatives in attendance as our guests of honour, with a specially commissioned trophy to be awarded to the victors.

Jim Rodwell, Hull City CEO, said: “We are delighted to be able to welcome Leicester to the MKM Stadium – a team that have been very strong in the Premier League for a number of years under Brendan Rodgers.

“We look forward to welcoming Corendon as our special guests and it’s fantastic they will be sponsoring the game, further enhancing our already strong relationship with them.

“We hope our ticket prices will entice as many people as possible to attend the game and make it a fantastic occasion for the very first Corendon Cup.”

Yıldıray Karaer, Corendon Airlines CEO, said: “We are happy to be sponsoring this friendly game between the Tigers and the Foxes, two strong and deep-rooted UK teams.

“It will be exciting for us to be at the MKM Stadium, which we embrace as our home now, owing to our growing partnership with the club.

“This will be the very first Corendon Cup in this stadium and we hope it will become a tradition.”

Tickets for the match will be priced at just £5 for adults and £2.50 for concessions, and will go on sale early next week.

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FA Cup winners in 2021, Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester finished eighth in the top flight last season and reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Conference League.

Their last visit to HU3 came on the opening day of 2016/17, when the newly-promoted and managerless Tigers claimed a shock 2-1 win over the then reigning Premier League champions.

Adama Diomande was credited with one of the most unusual goals in our history – the iconic double bicycle kick when he combined with Abel Hernandez – and Robert Snodgrass converted the winner after Riyad Mahrez had equalised from the spot.

 

Pre-Season Schedule 2022/23:

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