WASHINGTON, March 30, 2012 — Big-time soccer is coming back to Baltimore.
A Premier League exhibition game between Liverpool and Tottenham will take place at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md., home to the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens on July 28 at 1 p.m.
The game will be part of Tottenham’s three-game tour of the United Sates. The London-based club visits the Los Angeles Galaxy on July 24 and the New York Red Bulls on July 31.
“Taking on Liverpool on US soil will be a great experience and one that I’m sure will really appeal to our fans,” said Tottenham coach Harry Redknapp. “Both Clubs have a fantastic heritage and matches against the two teams have a history of being exciting, hard fought and high scoring affairs. I expect this to be no different.”
Liverpool will also play Italian club Roma at Boston’s Fenway Park on July 25. Liverpool is owned by Fenway Sports Group, parent company of the Boston Red Sox, while Roma is owned by one of Fenway’s limited partners.
This will be the third big soccer game at M&T Bank Stadium. In 2010, 36,500 saw Inter Milan play Manchester City. A year before, AC Milan and Chelsea played before a sellout crowd of 72,000.
The Premier League season starts Aug. 18.
Tickets for the game, from $36 to 145, go on sale on Tuesday. The game has an early kickoff at 1 p.m. so as not to conflict with the Orioles-Oakland Athletics game at 7:05.
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