Harrison, NJ (Monday, July 2, 2012)- Red Bull Arena today announced that it will be host to an international friendly match between the three time Italian SerieA champions AS Roma and El Salvador National Team on Friday, July 27 at 8pm ET.
Tickets to the AS Roma vs. El Salvador match will go on sale to all Red Bulls Full Season Ticket holders, Red Bulls Stampede Memberships cardholders as well as ASRoma season subscribers in an exclusive presale on Tuesday, July 3. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, July 5 at 10:00 AM atwww.newyorkredbulls.com.
“We are delighted to welcome AS Roma and El Salvador National Team to Red Bull Arena for this international exhibition match,” said Chris Heck, New York Red Bulls President of Business Operations.
The match at Red Bull Arena will be AS Roma’s final tune up on American soil, closing out the Giallorossi’s first-ever US Tour before returning home for their 80th season in Serie A play, Italian soccer’s top division. Additional tour stops include international friendlys against top Polish club Zaglebie Lubin at Wrigley Field in Chicago and English Premier League standout, Liverpool FC at Fenway Park in Boston.
“We can’t wait to bring AS Roma to America’s finest soccer-specific venue and provide our passionate fan base in the Tri-State area with the opportunity to watch international soccer at its best,” said AS Roma Chief Executive Officer Mark Pannes. “Roma has had an outstanding summer thus far showcasing its star studded roster, featuring four players competing in the UEFA European Championships 2012, highlighted by Italian National Team members Fabio Borini and Daniele De Rossi.”
El Salvador’s national team, led by Uruguayan coach Ruben Israel, is currently in the midst of its 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign competing in CONCACAF’s Group B with Mexico, Costa Rica and Guyana.
“This game presents a good opportunity to give our team continuity as we prepare for the upcoming matches in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers,” said El Salvador FA President Carlos Mendez. “All fixtures in La Primera will be suspended for the weekend to ensure we can bring a full strength team and we are looking forward to a competitive game that will surely summon the large Salvadoran community in the North East region of the United States.”
“As an ownership group we have made growing the Roma brand in the U.S. one of our top priorities and an international friendly in the footprint of the greatest city in America is a big step in the right direction,” said James Pallotta, Chief Executive, AS Roma holding company NEEP Roma Holding. “The previous two stops on Roma’s US Tour are at iconic American baseball parks and it will be great to finish the tour against an elite national team from the Americas at Red Bull Arena, a state of the art facility offering fans an unmatched soccer experience.”
Tickets for the AS Roma vs. El Salvador on Friday, July 27 at 8:00PM at Red Bull Arena will be available by calling 1.877.RBSOCCER or logging ontowww.newyorkredbulls.com starting Thursday, July 5, 2012.
-New York Red Bulls Media