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SBD/July 26, 2012/Events and Attractions
Fenway Park Sees 37,169 Fans For Liverpool Exhibition Against Italy's AS Roma
Published July 26, 2012
MIDSUMMER CLASSIC? In N.Y., George Vecsey notes summer exhibition matches in the U.S. featuring European soccer clubs are "fast becoming a midsummer ritual." It is "hard to take a midsummer soccer match seriously when the lads have just come back from those brief vacations from a sport that grinds bodies and minds down to nubs." But data from SeatGeek indicated that tickets "were going for an average of $110, with seats atop the scoreboard going for more than $400 and standing room at $70." U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati "speaks about 'signals' of soccer's incremental rise." It is "all a work in progress," but the summer tour "is here to stay" (N.Y. TIMES, 7/26).