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      Summer 2019 friendlies in USA
      Apr 23, 2019 07:56:04 pm
      Jürgen Klopp’s men will visit Fenway Park in Boston, Yankee Stadium in New York City and Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana at the University of Notre Dame.

      Kicking off the Reds’ trip, the University of Notre Dame in Indiana will host a competitive football match for the first time in the 90-year history of its 77,000-seat venue, when the Reds face Borussia Dortmund on Friday July 19 (8pm kick-off local time).

      The team will next 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 21 (6pm kick-off local time).

      Then, on Wednesday July 24, the famous Yankee Stadium baseball field will be transformed into a football pitch when Liverpool take on Sporting CP (8pm kick-off local time).

      https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/347116-liverpool-tour-united-states-dortmund-sevilla-sporting.

      South Bend,Fenway and Yankee stadium.
      « Last Edit: Apr 23, 2019 11:07:00 pm by JD »
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      Re: Summer 2019 friendlies in USA
      Reply #1: Apr 23, 2019 09:22:35 pm
      Am I being overly hopeful by assuming the game vs Sporting Lisbon is part of the deal for us to sign Bruno Fernandes?

      ......thought so.
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      Reply #2: Apr 24, 2019 02:14:15 pm
      Am I being overly hopeful by assuming the game vs Sporting Lisbon is part of the deal for us to sign Bruno Fernandes?

      ......thought so.

      Lol.

      Reds coming to my home state of Indiana for the first time. Sadly the ticket prices will likely exclude me again.
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      Reply #3: Apr 24, 2019 02:20:04 pm
      I’ll go to the game at Yankee Stadium.
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      Reply #4: Apr 24, 2019 02:30:01 pm
      Not sure what the fascination is with playing footy at baseball grounds is all about.

      Can any of our US friends enlighten me because it all looks a bit daft to me - fans miles away from the pitch around most of the stadium.

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      Reply #5: Apr 24, 2019 02:42:15 pm
      Not sure what the fascination is with playing footy at baseball grounds is all about.

      Can any of our US friends enlighten me because it all looks a bit daft to me - fans miles away from the pitch around most of the stadium.



      Was just about to post this.

      Not as if there are a shortage of stadiums in the US either.
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      Reply #6: Apr 24, 2019 03:34:13 pm
      I don't think there's a specific reason other than the obvious Fenway connection,Patriots stadium is in the ass end of Foxborough,35 miles away,plastic pitch,only other choices in Boston are Harvard and B.C both plastic pitches.That champions cup thing has probs got dibs on alot of stadiums.Notre Dame has never had a soccer game and has an iconic status as far as stadiums go.Kinda the same goes with Yankees stadium,better going there than than New Jersey.
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      Reply #7: Apr 24, 2019 03:40:29 pm
      I don't think there's a specific reason other than the obvious Fenway connection,Patriots stadium is in the ass end of Foxborough,35 miles away,plastic pitch,only other choices in Boston are Harvard and B.C both plastic pitches.That champions cup thing has probs got dibs on alot of stadiums.Notre Dame has never had a soccer game and has an iconic status as far as stadiums go.Kinda the same goes with Yankees stadium,better going there than than New Jersey.

      I thought this idea to play a sport in a different stadium started with the NHL and their winter classics where they play outdoors then soccer caught on? Could be wrong.
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      Reply #8: Apr 24, 2019 03:57:27 pm
      Don't know but they ain't playing at Fenway if Henry doesn't own it! Anyway advanced tickets are live for Boston game.Anyone remember what the break is for players after international tournaments 2 weeks or a month after their last game? Some big names cold be missing!
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      Reply #9: Apr 24, 2019 04:52:50 pm
      I do think it's more about the spectacle of big names in famous stadiums. The seating not really fitting with football as JD noted is one issue, and then some American football stadiums, like Michigan last summer, have too narrow of a playing surface even when you expand the boundaries, which really changes the dynamic of a match. But this event everybsummer has shown that if you put the right teams out, fans will flock in large numbers, even with exorbitant ticket prices.
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      Reply #10: Apr 24, 2019 05:20:41 pm
      Don't know but they ain't playing at Fenway if Henry doesn't own it! Anyway advanced tickets are live for Boston game.Anyone remember what the break is for players after international tournaments 2 weeks or a month after their last game? Some big names cold be missing!

      There's the obvious Fenway connection, but they are playing at Yankee stadium too, and Liverpool are not co-owned by the Steinbrenners.

      There are plenty of stadiums in the US where they could play, so i think Robby the Z is onto something regarding big names in famous staadiums.
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      Reply #11: Apr 24, 2019 05:24:36 pm
      I do think it's more about the spectacle of big names in famous stadiums. The seating not really fitting with football as JD noted is one issue, and then some American football stadiums, like Michigan last summer, have too narrow of a playing surface even when you expand the boundaries, which really changes the dynamic of a match. But this event everybsummer has shown that if you put the right teams out, fans will flock in large numbers, even with exorbitant ticket prices.

      I think that makes sense. I am about halfway between NY and Boston so i could go to either game, but friendlies really do not interest me much. There is no intensity and it's basically a glorified training exercise often times with big names missing which in my opinion is not worth the price that these games are likely to cost. I'd pay the equivalent to what a minor league game costs, not premium price.
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      Reply #12: Apr 24, 2019 06:05:08 pm
      I think that makes sense. I am about halfway between NY and Boston so i could go to either game, but friendlies really do not interest me much. There is no intensity and it's basically a glorified training exercise often times with big names missing which in my opinion is not worth the price that these games are likely to cost. I'd pay the equivalent to what a minor league game costs, not premium price.

      It's just too dear for me with all the medical expenses we have. I'd rather go see a legit training session if they happen to open up one of those while they are out here.
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      Reply #13: Apr 24, 2019 06:18:28 pm
      Won't be much of the first team there considering the Copa America and African Cup of Nations in the summer.
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      Reply #14: Apr 24, 2019 07:43:43 pm
      I think that makes sense. I am about halfway between NY and Boston so i could go to either game, but friendlies really do not interest me much. There is no intensity and it's basically a glorified training exercise often times with big names missing which in my opinion is not worth the price that these games are likely to cost. I'd pay the equivalent to what a minor league game costs, not premium price.
         

      Think we're arguing the same side of the coin here.I wonder if Clyne will show! :action-smiley-035: >:D
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      Reply #15: Apr 25, 2019 01:24:59 am
      I bought my tickets for the game at Notre Dame in South Bend, IN. I am excited to see the game. I enjoy getting to see the mighty Reds play.
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      Reply #16: Apr 25, 2019 04:06:27 am
      I bought my tickets for the game at Notre Dame in South Bend, IN. I am excited to see the game. I enjoy getting to see the mighty Reds play.

      Enjoy and enjoy a relatively short trip. Not quite Soldier Field but not too much further for you!
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      Reply #17: Apr 25, 2019 04:10:31 pm
      I do think it's more about the spectacle of big names in famous stadiums. The seating not really fitting with football as JD noted is one issue, and then some American football stadiums, like Michigan last summer, have too narrow of a playing surface even when you expand the boundaries, which really changes the dynamic of a match. But this event everybsummer has shown that if you put the right teams out, fans will flock in large numbers, even with exorbitant ticket prices.
         

      You're right about fans flocking to these games.I had a look at LFCBoston social media and thru the roof with comments about it compared to the league title/Champions league run.Bunch of weirdo's!
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      Reply #18: Apr 26, 2019 12:57:52 am
      Enjoy and enjoy a relatively short trip. Not quite Soldier Field but not too much further for you!

      Thank you very much. My dad is joining me. It should be a great time.

      I know sometimes we don't see everyone from the first team, but there is always a chance. I have seen quite a few of the starters throughout the games I have seen in the States. I can safely say that I will have seen the Reds each time they have come here.
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      Reply #19: Apr 26, 2019 06:21:16 pm
      Went on general sale this morning already tickets up on the legal touting sites at higher prices for a f**king friendly.I don't get it?
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      Reply #20: Jun 22, 2019 04:22:12 pm
      I see John Barnes is doing a promo p.a in Cambridge,mass on monday evening.
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      Reply #21: Jun 24, 2019 12:27:30 pm
      I see John Barnes is doing a promo p.a in Cambridge,mass on monday evening.

      Isn't it already sold out? Is this just to promote the Liverpool "brand" ?

      As for the demand, I get it as going overseas is not an option for most American fans (or maybe it's a once in a lifetime trip - I've been lucky enough to go a half-dozen times but luck has run out for me).

      But a single match here is no small price tag. I suppose selling 80 % of the seats at those prices spins the amount of cash all parties are looking for.
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      Reply #22: Jun 24, 2019 01:09:46 pm
      I do wonder what kind of side is going to be heading out for this US tour - AFCON, Copa America and even that Nations League stuff (as well as the fact our season didn't end till June 1st!) 

      Bit of a shame that some big European clubs get to face off in different parts of the world but they don't have the players who people are used to seeing week in week out.
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      Reply #23: Jun 24, 2019 03:33:10 pm
      I do wonder what kind of side is going to be heading out for this US tour - AFCON, Copa America and even that Nations League stuff (as well as the fact our season didn't end till June 1st!) 

      Bit of a shame that some big European clubs get to face off in different parts of the world but they don't have the players who people are used to seeing week in week out.

      Most of us will take what we can get. I went to the match vs. Roma three years ago in st. Louis and saw (among others) Sheyi Ojo, Lazar Markovic, Andre Wisdom and Alex Manninger in action! But we still had a great day/night out my son and me.
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      Reply #24: Jun 24, 2019 04:12:18 pm
      Most of us will take what we can get. I went to the match vs. Roma three years ago and saw (among others) Sheyi Ojo, Lazar Markovic, Andre Wisdom and Alex Manninger in action! But we still had a great day/night out my son and me.


      Was that the game in St Louis?  I was at that one as well. 

      I've also been to Soldier Field (Olympiacos) and Fenway 6 years ago to see us take on Roma. 

      I'm gonna try to get to South Bend in a few weeks to see us play Dortmund at Notre Dame. 
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      Reply #25: Jun 24, 2019 04:53:11 pm
      Was that the game in St Louis?  I was at that one as well. 

      I've also been to Soldier Field (Olympiacos) and Fenway 6 years ago to see us take on Roma. 

      I'm gonna try to get to South Bend in a few weeks to see us play Dortmund at Notre Dame.

      That was the match. Hope you have a great time. Wish I could go as well but them's the bounces.
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      Reply #26: Jun 25, 2019 02:03:31 pm
      Isn't it already sold out? Is this just to promote the Liverpool "brand" ?

      As for the demand, I get it as going overseas is not an option for most American fans (or maybe it's a once in a lifetime trip - I've been lucky enough to go a half-dozen times but luck has run out for me).

      But a single match here is no small price tag. I suppose selling 80 % of the seats at those prices spins the amount of cash all parties are looking for.
       

      I think the fan section is sold out but not the general wicked expensive seats.No clue what Barnes was talking about don't go to the bar that held it,he's in Nyc wednesday after work. Did see Ian Rush showed up out your way at the speedway but the club didn't tell the supporters lot out there.Also threw out a first pitch at Cubs/White Sox game.Would imagine a few more of these type things.Boston had an outdoor viewing for the yanks women yesterday,dunno if LFC had a presence there.
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      I think the fan section is sold out but not the general wicked expensive seats.No clue what Barnes was talking about don't go to the bar that held it,he's in Nyc wednesday after work. Did see Ian Rush showed up out your way at the speedway but the club didn't tell the supporters lot out there.Also threw out a first pitch at Cubs/White Sox game.Would imagine a few more of these type things.Boston had an outdoor viewing for the yanks women yesterday,dunno if LFC had a presence there.

      I guess it is all aimed at the casual sport fan, someone who isn't going to become a supporter of any football team, but might be willing to go to "an event" at a place like Notre Dame or Fenway. The diehards already know about it and will go in numbers.
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      Reply #29: Jul 03, 2019 05:07:03 pm
      I read the LFC womens team is coming over as part of this,be kinda interesting to see if the Boston people buy into it.Still not to much info coming out about the tour,did see the games are on tnt/br.
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      Reply #30: Jul 03, 2019 08:13:40 pm
      Anything at Fenway Park or Yankees Stadium becomes an event and local media all want a piece. In other words, play at Yankee Stadium and 25 million locals will here about it not to mention the national media attention.
      The Notre Dame game will achieve national notoriety simply because the national media devours anything to do with Notre Dame.

      Remember, Fenway Group founding partner Tom Werner's expertise is US TV and media and knows all the major players here.
      Anyone who watches NBCSports PL games in the states know how much attention LFC gets on that network...even when the team was struggling for 4th place or worse.
      LFC's status grows by the day in the states.
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      Reply #31: Jul 04, 2019 09:08:21 am
      I read the LFC womens team is coming over as part of this,be kinda interesting to see if the Boston people buy into it.

      Capitalising on England's womens world cup campaign and the USA team.  For what was such a marginal sport here in the UK the Eng v USA semi-final was the most watched network TV programme of the year.  Whether that improves average attendances at the games above 1000 remains to be seen but from a PR point of view then I can see why LFC are doing it.

      Wouldn't surprise me if LFC Women's team landed some kind of marquee US signing during this trip!
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      Reply #32: Jul 04, 2019 09:15:11 am
      The Women's World Cup was watched in the same way as the Olympics. It was more to do with supporting the country than the sport.

      This featured the best of Women's football, and yet the standard was low. In Women's league football, it is obviously far lower. Not worth the attention.
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      Reply #33: Jul 04, 2019 09:38:29 am
      The Women's World Cup was watched in the same way as the Olympics. It was more to do with supporting the country than the sport.

      This featured the best of Women's football, and yet the standard was low. In Women's league football, it is obviously far lower. Not worth the attention.

      The quality doesn't really matter so much as long as its entertaining to watch and competitive, in that regard I thought the USA v England match was actually quite good
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      Reply #34: Jul 04, 2019 03:30:52 pm
      Capitalising on England's womens world cup campaign and the USA team.  For what was such a marginal sport here in the UK the Eng v USA semi-final was the most watched network TV programme of the year.  Whether that improves average attendances at the games above 1000 remains to be seen but from a PR point of view then I can see why LFC are doing it.

      Wouldn't surprise me if LFC Women's team landed some kind of marquee US signing during this trip!
       

      My first thought was fsg testing the water for a new Boston women's team but no doubt lfc women's need a few marquee players if they wanna compete.I'm curious whether lfcboston people would go to watch an lfc womens team friendly against a lower league non boston team? my guess is no.And for all the hype/love the USA world cup team gets the NWSL still struggles to get any recognition. Anyways still no news on public training,appearences and that kinda stuff. :confused-smiley-013:
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      Reply #36: Jul 09, 2019 03:35:10 pm
      Sami Hyypia at 11st bar for the Sevilla game watch.And Patrick Berger doing  q and a on july 24th.
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      Reply #37: Jul 11, 2019 03:05:49 am
      Sami Hyypia at 11st bar for the Sevilla game watch.And Patrick Berger doing  q and a on july 24th.

      I’ll have to go to see Sami!!! Would love to meet him.
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      Reply #38: Jul 12, 2019 05:58:08 pm
      Vladi Smicer in Boston for the game watch against Dortmund,wonder if they'll take his seat when the d.j starts up!  :aaliverpoolwz0: still tickets available for Fenway,over priced it? Club dragging it's heels about fan events.
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      Reply #39: Jul 12, 2019 08:20:19 pm
      I'm interested in attending the Yankee Stadium match, but it's dependent on who travels over here.
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      Reply #40: Jul 13, 2019 03:10:18 am
      Vladi Smicer in Boston for the game watch against Dortmund,wonder if they'll take his seat when the d.j starts up!  :aaliverpoolwz0: still tickets available for Fenway,over priced it? Club dragging it's heels about fan events.

      I'm reminded of John Henry (or was it Gordon?) asking Charlie Adam if he ever watched cricket.
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      Reply #41: Jul 13, 2019 03:11:12 am
      I'm interested in attending the Yankee Stadium match, but it's dependent on who travels over here.

      You won't get Bobby, Allison or Sadio. Not sure about Mo.
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      Reply #42: Jul 13, 2019 05:27:31 pm
      I'm interested in attending the Yankee Stadium match, but it's dependent on who travels over here.

      Doesn’t matter who is there for me.  I’ll be there. 

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