HEARTS have confirmed that they will be travelling to Northern Ireland as part of their pre-season build-up.
As reported in the Evening News last month, Hearts will head to Ballymena to take part in a four-team tournament.
Hosted by Crusaders, Gary Locke’s men will also be joined by a Liverpool XI and, although the fourth side has yet to be announced, Celta Vigo, Ajax and Leeds United are all thought to be in discussions over taking part.
The tournament will be held at Ballymena Showgrounds and games will be played on Wednesday July 24 and Thursday July 25, both with a 7.45pm kick-off, and the remaining two matches will take place on Saturday, July 27 at 2pm and 5pm.
Ticket arrangements for Hearts supporters should be announced around the middle of next month.