Saints head to Austria for pre-season

By SFC Media time Tue 24 May Pre-season
Photo by Getty Images | Wörthersee

Southampton Football Club can announce that its men’s first-team will visit Austria this summer for a pre-season training camp, which will include a friendly against SK Austria Klagenfurt.

After reporting back to Staplewood in late June, Saints will depart on Wednesday 13th July for the lakeside resort of Velden am Wörthersee, where they will be based until Wednesday 20th July, as they step up preparations for the 2022/23 Premier League campaign.

As part of the trip, they will face a game against Klagenfurt, at their 32,000-capacity Wörthersee Stadion, on Monday 18th July, with kick-off at 6pm BST/7pm local time.

VELDEN, AUSTRIA - JULY 20:  General view of the Worthersee Stadionprior the friendly match between WAC RZ Pellets and Chelsea F.C. at Worthersee Stadion on July 20, 2016 in Velden, Austria. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)
Wörthersee Stadion (Getty Images)

The Austrian Bundesliga side finished sixth in this season’s competition and will be a particularly notable opponent for Saints manager Ralph Hasenhüttl, as his son, Patrick, is part of their squad.

It will also mark a return to Velden am Wörthersee for the first time since 2013, when Saints spent part of their pre-season in the same location.

Full ticketing information for fans wishing to attend the game, as well as any broadcast details, will be announced on in due course, as will details of additional pre-season fixtures this summer.


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