Busch Stadium is so excited to be hosting it’s first professional non-baseball sporting event. Busch Stadium has begun making changes to turn the baseball field into a soccer field. The international exhibition match between two of the most notable English Premier Leagues, Chelsea Football Club and Manchester City, is scheduled for Thursday, May 23rd at 7:30pm with a training session to be held Wednesday, May 22nd at 7:00pm.
Game day tickets sold very quickly but there are still training session tickets available. The training session will begin at 7:00pm with several events to follow. The first event after training is a Crossbar Challenge. All attendees of the training session will receive a scratch off ticket when they enter the stadium. There will be five winners who will then be paired with a soccer player competing in the Crossbar Challenge. The fan whose soccer player wins the challenge will receive a trip for two to London to see Chelsea play during the 2013-2014 Season at Stamford Bridge Stadium. Following the Crossbar Challenge, there will be a live concert performed by the alt-rock band “Cracker” and fireworks. Tickets for the training session are $20.
What is a Crossbar Challenge you ask?
It’s a rarely accomplished challenge among Soccer players, where each player lines up one-by-one at the half-way line and attempts to kick the ball and hit the crossbar of the goal without the ball bouncing first.
This is definitely going to be a great match between these two fantastic teams. Common facts about both teams:
- They are both 2012 league champions
- They have both won the FA Cup at least 5 times
- They both have 6 players on their team that are listed in the Top 100 players in the world
Soccer fan or not, this is an event not to be missed. Do you have your tickets yet?
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