Cech, Lampard & Cahill excited after making history at Yankee Stadium

The Premier League team was the first to play a football match at the home of one of Major League Baseball's most storied franchises when they faced Paris Saint-Germain
By Alex Labidou in New York

Chelsea's stars have revealed their excitement at playing at the "amazing" Yankee Stadium as they drew 1-1 with Paris Saint-Germain in the first football match at the 54,000 capacity venue.

The Blues kicked off their tour of the United States at the home of the world's most famous baseball team, the New York Yankees, who moved to their new arena in 2009.

"Everyone that I told that I was going to play at Yankee Stadium was so excited," Petr Cech told Goal.com. "They know about the history that this club has with Major League Baseball.

"You could feel that the atmosphere at the ground was just there."

Yankee Stadium, which cost the baseball powerhouse over $1 billion (£643m) to build, welcomed 38,000 fans for Sunday's friendly.

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The Yankees have won 27 titles in their 109-year history, a fact that was not lost on Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard.

"Fantastic experience," the midfielder said. "I've never been here before but I've heard a lot about it and it lived up to my expectations."
Defender Gary Cahill, meanwhile, could not speak highly enough of the stadium and was keen to return to take in a game as a fan in the future.

"I thought it was amazing. I would love to come and watch a game here for sure," Cahill told Goal.com. "It was quite a experience being a part of history, playing the first soccer match here."

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