Bournemouth announce pre-season tournament

Bournemouth's Dean Court ground
Bournemouth's Dean Court will become Seward Stadium on 1 July

Bournemouth will host a pre-season tournament at their newly named Seward Stadium in July.

The EC Group Cup takes place on 16 and 17 July with participating teams to be announced on Friday.

Cherries boss Lee Bradbury said:external-link "I cant think of a better way to prepare for the season ahead.

"This will provide us with a unique challenge, a trophy and something to fight for at a time when other teams will be going through the motions."

Bradbury continued: "Steve Fletcher and I are really looking forward to what will be a fun, but testing addition to our pre-season schedule."

The Cherries sold the naming rights to Dean Court in May and the ground will become Seward Stadium from 1 July with the EC Group Cup being its first competition.