The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that English giant Liverpool F.C. and Italian club A.S. Roma will meet on Monday, August 1, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The match will kick-off at 7:30 p.m. CT.
“St. Louis soccer fans will not want to miss this exciting match between these two historic clubs,” said Bill DeWitt III, President of the St. Louis Cardinals. “This is a wonderful opportunity for soccer fans to see two of the most renowned teams in the world play in a ballpark that has proven to be ideal for world class soccer.”
Tickets for the general public will go on-sale on Wednesday, June 8, at 10:00 a.m. CT. Fans can buy tickets at cardinals.com/soccer.
This will be the fifth soccer match Busch Stadium has hosted since 2013. Over 48,000 fans packed the ballpark in April, 2013 to watch English Premier League clubs Manchester City and Chelsea meet for a club friendly. Later that year, Busch Stadium was the site for an International Friendly that saw the national teams from Argentina and Bosnia and Herzegovina square off in November. Further, 2015 saw both the United States Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Teams visit St. Louis as the U.S. Women defeated New Zealand 4-0 in an International Friendly match in April and the U.S. Men dominated Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6-1 in front of over 43,000 fans this past November as part of qualification for the 2018 World Cup.
Founded in 1927, A.S. Roma has won Serie A three times, with the last coming in the 2000-01 season, as well as nine Coppa Italia titles and two Supercoppa Italiana titles. The club just completed their 64th consecutive season competing in Italian football’s top domestic league, Serie A. Roma features captain, all-time leading goal scorer and the most capped player in the club’s long history Francesco Totti. He is currently the top active Serie A goal scorer and second all-time in league history. The team also features Italian defender Daniele De Rossi as well as leading goal scorers Mohamed Salah (Egypt) and Miralem Pjanić (Bosnia). For more information on Roma, visit asroma.it.
Founded in 1892, Liverpool F.C. is one of the world’s most historic and famous football clubs. Having won 18 League Titles, seven FA Cups, eight League Cups, five European Cups, three UEFA Cups, three European Super Cups and 15 Charity Shields, they remain one of England’s most illustrious clubs. Their five European championships are tied for third, only behind Real Madrid (10) and AC Milan (7), both of whom are also participating in the International Champions Cup put on by Relevent Sports in 2016. Liverpool F.C. has one of the best records in all of European football and has more top-flight wins than any other English team. For more information on the Reds, please visit liverpoolfc.com.