Audi Summer Tour 2022
Wed, 20/07/22, 11:11
Recap: Here's how Tuesday went in Washington, D.C.
Tuesday was the Bayern squad's first full day in the USA on the Audi Summer Tour - and it was packed with numerous events. fcbayern.com gives us an overview:
'Venerated – Persecuted – Forgotten' at the Capitol in Washington
A delegation from the German record champions visited the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday evening, where the touring exhibition "Venerated - Persecuted - Forgotten: Victims of National Socialism at FC Bayern München" is currently on display - find out more here:
Vital Voices panel
Dee Kundra, FC Bayern's managing director of the Americas, represented FC Bayern on a panel conversation hosted by Vital Voices to discuss the importance of female leadership in the sports industry. Dee was joined by Isabelle Van Coevorden, head of marketing for Bundesliga International, and Ashland Johnson, founder of Inclusion Playbook to share their experiences as women in the sports industry and inspire future generations to continue to build an equitable future for all those in sport
The Bayern players had two sessions scheduled for Tuesday. Manuel Neuer and Co used the time in between to take in a few of the sights in the capital of the USA. The captain also visited the world-famous Washington Monument.
Fan photo at Audi Field
Bayern's training session on Tuesday afternoon at Audi Field was also open to the fans - and they had a lot of fun. Spectators were able to look over the shoulders of the German record champions' players as they worked on the pitch, while Bayern legend Giovane Élber greeted everyone from the touchline. The 49-year-old Brazilian posed for a selfie with the FCB supporters - and it was quite a sight.
Paulaner fan event
Munich is home to many a famous brewery, but only Washington, D.C. is home to the Saufhaus Beer Hall. There, Bayern sponsor Paulaner and celebrity guests Lucas Hernández and Joshua Kimmich hosted numerous supporters of the German record champions to get in the mood for the upcoming Audi Football Summit on Wednesday evening between local heroes D.C. United and FC Bayern. Stephan Lehmann warmed up the fans at the venue, but the biggest cheer erupted when the stadium announcer asked Kimmich once again about the sextuple year of 2020/21: "Of course, that was a very special moment for me, but we missed the fans," said the 27-year-old midfielder: "Now we want to do it again with you!" It would certainly not only be the Bayern fans in the USA who would be happy about that.
On Tuesday, FC Bayern also announced the signing of Matthijs de Ligt: