Real Madrid pre-season 2023: Tour, fixtures, results, tickets & how to watch
Real Madrid's 2023-24 pre-season will be an important one as Los Blancos, with faced with the issue of revitalising an aging squad and closing the gap to Barcelona in La Liga.
Last year, Carlo Ancelotti's side kept things simple, heading to the United States for a brief tour before returning to Valdebebas to prepare for the year. This season, things look to be much the same. And without the European Super Cup to worry about, Los Blancos should have even more time to prepare.
Here, GOAL has everything you need to know about Real Madrid's pre-season tour, including info on how to buy tickets, where to find games, squad details, and more.
Real Madrid pre-season 2023 fixtures & results
Los Blancos have announced an American tour, and have scheduled four fixtures in two weeks. They will open the trip with a contest against Champions League semi-finalists AC Milan on July 23 at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles. Their tour will continue three days later, when Madrid are set to square off against Manchester United on July 26 in Houston, Texas. The Spanish giants will stay in Texas for the big one: an American Clasico with arch-rivals Barcelona on July 29. Madrid will round things off with a clash with Juventus in Orlando on August 2. The American trip will also see Madrid debut their 2023-24 home kit.
Real Madrid pre-season 2023 tickets
Tickets are available on the Soccer Champions Tour website.
How to watch & stream Real Madrid 2023-24 pre-season tour
Broadcasters for Real Madrid's pre-season contests are yet to be confirmed, but the club's in-house network, Real Madrid TV, has carried friendlies in the past, and will likely do so again this summer. Highlights and other coverage will also be available on Real Madrid's official YouTube channel.
Real Madrid 2023-24 pre-season tour squad
Los Blancos should have a full squad in place for pre-season, with Karim Benzema, Luka Modric and Vinicius Jr all likely to be involved. There might be a few changes, though. Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio and Nacho could all have departed on free transfers, while Eden Hazard could also have moved on.
Ancelotti will also hope that Madrid have a couple of new faces in the squad by then, with Jude Bellingham among the club's top targets for this summer. Los Blancos are reportedly closing in on a deal for the English midfielder, and will enter negotiations with Borussia Dortmund for his signature soon.
You can stay up to date on the latest Real Madrid transfer news and rumours here.
When does Real Madrid's 2023-24 season start?
La Liga will start the 2023-24 season on Saturday, August 12, 2023, and last until late May 2024. Fixtures are not yet available, and no announcement date has been confirmed. However, last year, they were made available in late June.