ESPN to carry July 25 AS Roma vs. Liverpool FC at Fenway Park and July 28 Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool FC at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore
Liverpool Football Club announced on Monday, July 9 that ESPN will televise two U.S. matches on Liverpool FC’s 2012 North America Tour presented by Standard Chartered.
The live broadcasts of both the Wednesday, July 25 AS Roma vs. Liverpool FC match at 6:30 p.m. ETand the Saturday, July 28 Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool FC match at 1 p.m. ET will air on ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes in the United States.
The deal was negotiated by Fenway Sports Management, the sales and marketing arm of Fenway Sports Group, parent company of the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool FC, Roush Fenway Racing and New England Sports Network.
The Reds’ match against Serie A side AS Roma will feature two of the most prominent and esteemed clubs in European soccer – both of whom have significant fan bases and supporter groups in the Greater Boston area – setting the stage for a match with an energetic audience at Fenway Park during its 100th Anniversary season.
The all-Premier League clash between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, the first time two Premier League teams face-off on in the U.S., will take place at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
“World football has experienced consistent growth in the U.S. over the last two decades and ESPN has played a critical role in that growth through its award-winning coverage and analysis, and by providing Barclays Premier League fans with live access to key matches across its network,” said Liverpool FC Chief Commercial Officer Billy Hogan in a press release. “This partnership will allow our U.S. supporters to see the club live in action this summer and presents a signature opportunity to introduce Liverpool football to new audiences across the globe.”
Liverpool’s first game, which is against Toronto FC of Major League Soccer, of its North American tour will take place at the Rogers Centre in Toronto — July 21, 2012 4 p.m. ET. The game is scheduled to be broadcast live on Fox Soccer Channel. The game against TFC will mark the first game in charge of Liverpool for new manager Brendan Rodgers.