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Liverpool to play at Fenway on July 25

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  March 28, 2012 10:49 AM

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Liverpool FC will play AS Roma at Fenway Park on July 25 according to a release from Fenway Sports Management.

It will be Liverpool's first trip to the United States since 2004. The team is owned by Red Sox owners John Henry and Tom Werner.

Boston will serve as Liverpool FC's home base throughout the tour and the team will conduct its pre-season training sessions at Harvard. Details and ticket sales information for other tour stops and venues will be announced in the near future.

"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," Henry said.

"We're thrilled to bring Liverpool Football Club to North America and provide our fans with the chance to see the team in action live this summer," Werner said. "Our goal is to create a great experience for our North American supporters while introducing Liverpool Football to new audiences."

AS Roma is based in Rome and competes in the Italian Serie A League. Commonly referred to as the "Giallorossi," or "Yellow Reds," AS Roma has won three Serie A titles, nine Italian Cups and two Italian Super Cups.

Tickets for the Boston match go on sale Saturday, April 28. Visit www.lfctour.com for more information.

Since 2011, Roma has been owned by Thomas DiBenedetto, a limited partner of the Red Sox and a Boston native.

"As an ownership group we have made growing the Roma brand in the US one of our top priorities and this is a big step in the right direction," said James Pallotta, Chief Executive of AS Roma Holdings. "I cannot think of a bigger stage for Roma to play on than Fenway Park, in my hometown, in what is hopefully just the beginning of an on-going derby between these two great teams."

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