Fenway Park turns into soccer pitch once again
BOSTON (WHDH) -- With the Red Sox on the road, the Fenway park diamond has been converted into a soccer pitch once again.
The historic ballpark is hosting a pre-season match Wednesday night between Liverpool and Italian giant AS Roma.
“To be able to play at one of the most iconic sporting venues in American is obviously very special,” said Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool manager.
The world’s most popular sport is invading the world’s most beloved ballpark, bringing two of the sports’ most renowned franchises including Liverpool who shares the same ownership as the Boston Red Sox.
“They’ve invested not only money, but a lot of hard work into the club, so for them to be able to bring the football club to the home pitch here in Boston is great,” Rodgers said.
The two franchises share great times and they also share their struggles. The Red Sox are last in the American League east, while the Reds are looking to regain their status among the world’s elite.
“I think the message is just keep working hard and things turn around. Sports aren’t just about highs, they’re about lows as well and sometimes the lows help you,” said Steven Gerrard, Liverpool captain.
And just like Fenway faithful, Liverpool fans are expected to support during Wednesday night’s game.
The Red Sox hold the longest sellout streak in major league sports at 765. While that streak won't change Wednesday night, the showdown between Liverpool FC and AS Roma is also sold out.