For the second consecutive year, Bayern Munich will host a “virtual world tour” for fans globally. Per the club website:
Just like last year, FC Bayern are once again to undertake a digital “Audi Summer Tour”. From 23-31 July, the German champions’ global fanbase will have the opportunity to witness new coach Julian Nagelsmann and his team’s preseason program in real time. The unifying motto for 2021 is: “Together we move”.
“In this pandemic, we as a club once again experienced the strength of the solidarity in our FC Bayern family. We are close, despite the distance that coronavirus requires,” said Bayern board member Oliver Kahn. “With our Audi Summer Tour, our team remains real and tangible for our fans around the world, even in times of coronavirus. Next summer we all hope we can go on our travels with our players again.”
Additional details on what fans can expect are below:
At the “Audi Summer Tour”, the FC Bayern stars will compete in a very special kind of competition: Team Manuel Neuer with Joshua Kimmich, Alphonso Davies and Lucas Hernandez will compete against Team Robert Lewandowski with Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry and Jamal Musiala in a penalty challenge, in teqball and other unfamiliar disciplines. In addition, FC Bayern will provide a glimpse behind the scenes in keeping with the tour motto, with topics such as exercises and workouts in focus, and women’s players and legends of the record champions also in action.
It might not be a series of games like the International Champions Cup, but Bayern Munich is committed to giving fans “an experience” one way or another this summer.