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Premier Soccer Coming To M&T Bank Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur will take on Liverpool in a Barclays Premier League showdown on July 28.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 9:54 am | Categories: Ryan Mink

Premier soccer is coming back to M&T Bank Stadium.

Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool will be squaring off on Saturday, July 28 at 1 p.m., in a showdown of two elite Barclays Premier League teams.

 

Tickets will go on sale at Ticketmaster Tuesday, April 3 at 10 a.m. The game was announced Friday by the Baltimore Ravens, Maryland Stadium Authority and Maryland Office of Sports Marketing.

“We are thrilled to bring the world’s best soccer back to Baltimore,” Ravens President Dick Cass said. “This match features two of the most successful and popular teams in the Premier League and two teams who have not played in the region previously.”

The Ravens hosted Manchester City and Inter Milan for a preseason friendly last July, which drew 36,569 fans. In 2009, they welcomed Chelsea of the English Premier League and Italy’s AC Milan as part of the World Football Challenge, drawing a sell-out crowd.

“We’ve learned from hosting previous international matches here in Maryland that the regional fan base is fervent and diverse,” Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley said.

“Fans of all ages are excited with the opportunity to see some of the best soccer in the world played where they can enjoy it firsthand. The energy they bring to the stadium – particularly the youngsters – is electric, and I look forward to welcoming the match to Maryland.”

Liverpool Football Club, commonly referred to as the “Reds,” has won eighteen League titles, the second most in English football, as well as seven FA Cups and a record eight League Cups. Liverpool has won more European titles than any other English club.

“The M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore is an amazing stadium and holds 71,000 fans,” said Ian Ayre, Liverpool FC Managing Director. “The prospect of playing a big game between two great Premier League clubs on American soil is one that I’m sure will excite lots of our fans because nothing beats watching the team live.”

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is based in North London and has a reputation for playing the game with flair, style and adventure. Founded in 1882, it has won two League titles, eight FA Cups, four League Cups and two UEFA Cups and the European Cup Winners’ Cup.

“With matches already confirmed against LA Galaxy and the New York Red Bulls, this third fixture is a great opportunity for two of the biggest names in English football to showcase the strength of the Premier League to a North American audience – something we know will appeal to our many fans that live across the USA.” Said Daniel Levy, Tottenham Hotspur Chairman.

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