SOUTH BEND, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – The highest level of soccer will be on display at Notre Dame Stadium this summer as the venue welcomes powerhouse clubs Liverpool F.C. and Borussia Dortmund to the pitch.
The university announced the July 19 “friendly” between the clubs on Tuesday.
It will be the first time such an event has been held at the historic stadium.
The complete news release from Liverpool FC follows, and includes information on other stops on its U.S. visit.
Liverpool Football Club will head across the pond to the United States as part of their pre-season preparations this July to play in three of the most iconic sporting venues in the U.S.
Jurgen Klopp’s men will visit Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana, Fenway Park in Boston and Yankee Stadium in New York City.
The University of Notre Dame will host a competitive soccer match for the first time in the 90-year history of its historic 77,000-seat stadium when the Reds face Borussia Dortmund on Friday, July 19th (8 p.m. EST). The team will then make their way to Boston for a welcome return to the home of the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park, to meet Spain’s oldest football club Sevilla FC on Sunday, July 21st. On Wednesday, July 24th, the famous Yankee Stadium baseball field will be transformed into a football pitch when Liverpool return to take on Sporting CP.
“Pre-season tour is an important time of the year for our first team to prepare for the upcoming season while also providing the opportunity to bring the first team to our fans around the world,” Billy Hogan, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer, Liverpool FC said. “We’re heading to three incredible locations this year. Each of the stadiums has their own deep-rooted heritage similar to our own and we’ll face three great opposition teams in Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and Sporting CP. This trip to the USA will be very special and we’re really looking forward to having as many of our supporters with us along the way.”
While in the USA, the club will also take an active role in key local community projects in each of the three locations visited. “We are honored to partner with Fenway Sports Group and Fenway Sports Management in hosting Liverpool F.C. at historic Notre Dame Stadium,” said University Vice President and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick.
“This is a perfect event for Notre Dame in that it combines iconic sport brands, celebrates a sport that is of great importance to us as evidenced by our four NCAA soccer titles and addresses the growing international reach of our University. We look forward to hosting Liverpool F.C. and invite its fans from throughout North America and the world to visit us for the match against Dortmund.”
Ticketing information for supporters:
- July 19 – LFC v BVB – Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Indiana – General Sale – April 26th – 10am EST
- July 21 – LFC v SEV – Fenway Park, Boston – General Sale – April 26th – 10am EST
- July 24 – LFC v SCP – Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York – General Sale – TBA
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