Busch Stadium to host Liverpool F.C. and A.S. Roma on August 1

Tickets for the international soccer friendly to go on sale June 8 at 10 a.m. CT

The St. Louis Cardinals and Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, 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 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.

"Year in and year out, both A.S. Roma and Liverpool field ultra-competitive rosters in their respective leagues," said Charlie Stillitano, Chairman of Relevent Sports. "Pairing them with a city so rich in professional sports history like St. Louis is a perfect fit, as the city has hosted numerous soccer matches over the years. St. Louis has a passionate base of soccer fans that always support these great matchups, and we are thrilled at the opportunity to continue spreading the game of soccer to this wonderful city." 

A.S. Roma

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.

Liverpool F.C.

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

About Relevent Sports

Relevent Sports provides an innovative approach to building a soccer presence in the United States and around the globe. Relevent Sports showcases the best matchups and tournaments in soccer featuring the top clubs, international teams and players. Relevent Sports also organizes the International Champions Cup, the annual summer soccer tournament featuring the best teams in the world.

About RSE Ventures

Founded in 2012 by Stephen M. Ross and Matt Higgins, RSE Ventures is a multi-national sports and entertainment venture firm with a focus on new technologies. RSE builds, owns and operates companies in sports, media, entertainment and technology, including Catalyst Media Group, VaynerMedia, Vayner/RSE, Relevent Sports, and Ascendent Sports Group.