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Football (Soccer) Comes to Fenway Park

Liverpool faces off against Roma tomorrow


There’s good news for the legions of Boston-area soccer fans who have been missing the game ever since the World Cup ended: the Liverpool Football Club will face off against AS Roma tomorrow night in a preseason game at Fenway Park. Tickets are still available but are expected to sell out quickly, so it’s best to order them in advance.

The clubs last faced each other at Fenway two years ago, when they played before a sold-out crowd of more than 37,000 fans. AS Roma won, 2–1.

Tomorrow marks the start of Liverpool’s 2014 preseason tour, which includes International Champions Cup games in Chicago, New York, and Charlotte. Founded in 1892, Liverpool FC plays in the English Premier League, and has won 18 English League Titles, 7 Football Association Challenge Cups, 8 League Cups, 5 European Cups, 3 Union of European Football Association Cups, and 3 European Super Cups.

AS Roma—nicknamed the “Giallorossi,” or “Yellow Reds”—competes in the Italia Serie A League. The team has won three Serie A titles, nine Italian Cups and two Italian Super Cups.

Both teams have Boston connections. Liverpool is owned by Red Sox owner and billionaire John Henry and his Fenway Sports Group, while AS Roma is owned by Boston businessman James Pallotta, a minority shareholder in the Boston Celtics.

A fan area featuring a pipe band, food stalls, and giveaways will open two hours prior to the start of the game

The Liverpool/AS Roma game takes place tomorrow, Wednesday, July 23, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $120 and are available here or by calling 877- RED-SOX9. A fan area featuring a pipe band, food stalls, and giveaways will open at 5:30 p.m.

Amy Laskowski

Amy Laskowski can be reached at amlaskow@bu.edu.

2 Comments on Football (Soccer) Comes to Fenway Park

  • Rashed alhajeri on 07.22.2014 at 9:25 am

    Thank you

  • Tristan Reinhard on 08.01.2014 at 2:41 pm

    Its awesome that you used the word Football in your article as this is what the sport is internationally known as. Very nice article!

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