English Premier League club Chelsea will host a first-ever fast-breaking or iftar meal at their home stadium Stamford Bridge on March 26, a few days after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan starts.
"On Sunday 26 March, Chelsea Foundation will host an Open Iftar at the side of the pitch at Stamford Bridge, in what will be a first for the club and a Premier League stadium," the London club said Monday in a statement.
Ramadan will begin on March 23 and will continue through April 21-- the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
"A number of local mosques and members of Chelsea’s Muslim community such as supporters and school students will be invited to attend, along with Chelsea FC staff," the club said.
Chelsea Foundation head Simon Taylor said they are "delighted" to organize an open iftar, and cannot wait to welcome everyone.
The Premier League club added that the event "will be run in collaboration with the Ramadan Tent Project," an award-winning charity founded in 2013. It has a goal to bring communities together and develop an understanding of Ramadan.
In 2021, Chelsea launched a "No To Hate" campaign as the club took action against racism, hate speech and discrimination but promoted equality, diversity and inclusion.