Liz (grrliz) wrote in ontd_football,


Reds to face AS Roma in Boston

Liverpool FC will take part in a showpiece game against AS Roma at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, as part of the ballpark's 100th anniversary this summer.

The match against the Italian giants will take place on July 25 and will form part of Liverpool FC's North American pre-season tour presented by Standard Chartered Bank.

Tickets for the Boston match will go on sale on Saturday April 28 with details of how to buy tickets available at next month.

The Reds last travelled to North America in 2004 to play matches in Connecticut, New Jersey and Toronto, and will return this July for a 12-day tour that will include at least two matches. Boston will serve as Liverpool FC's home base throughout the tour and the team will conduct its pre-season training sessions at the esteemed Harvard University. Details and ticket sales information for other tour stops and venues will be announced in the near future on

"We had a great time playing in front of our supporters in Asia last year and it will be good to give our fans in North America the chance to watch us live this summer," said Liverpool FC Manager Kenny Dalglish. "My son Paul worked and played in America and he's told me about just how much interest there is in Liverpool, and English football, right now. We've had some amazing matches against Roma in the past, particularly the 1984 European Cup final, so it should be fantastic."

"During its 100-year history, Fenway Park has hosted some of the best in athletic competition and a match between Liverpool and AS Roma - two of the world's most well-known and respected clubs - is an appropriate way to help celebrate Fenway's 100th anniversary and showcase our ballpark to an international audience," said Fenway Sports Group Principal Owner John W. Henry.

"We're thrilled to bring Liverpool Football Club to North America and provide our fans with the chance to see the team live in action this summer," said Fenway Sports Group and Liverpool FC Chairman Tom Werner. "Our goal is to create an unforgettable experience for our North American fans while building a lasting legacy for Liverpool here in the States."

The Club's Managing Director Ian Ayre said, "It's been a few years since we last travelled to North America to play, but everyone's very excited about our plans for this summer. We'll work closely with our main sponsor Standard Chartered and our other partners in the region to put together a fantastic tour schedule, which will hopefully see us engage with as many fans as possible. Taking on AS Roma at Fenway Park will be a great experience, particularly as the ballpark is currently celebrating its 100th anniversary."

Gavin Laws, Group Head of Corporate Affairs at Standard Chartered, said: "Last summer's pre-season tour to Asia was a great success thanks to the reaction and support of the local fans. We expect the team's American fans to extend an equally warm welcome to their heroes. It will be great to see the Club playing in the States again and we're looking forward to some very exciting football."


WHO'S GOING?!?!?!?!?! I had temporarily already booked time off of work in mid-July for this so I just have to shift my dates a bit, but I am totally there. I can't wait for them to announce the other cities because I want to try to hit up at least two. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!
Tags: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, $ £ €, club: liverpool fc, club: roma, oh god please yes, pre-season, unbridled joy, yes please
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