Liverpool-Man City Friendly At Yankee Stadium Draws Higher Attendance Than Any Of Last Season’s NY Yankees Baseball Games

Chris Wright

31st, July 2014


By Chris Wright


It may well have been a meaningless, instantly-forgettable jumped-up friendly game between two Premier League second-strings as part of a commercialised off-season promotional tour, but more football fans packed in to Yankee Stadium last night to watch said friendly between Liverpool and Man City than any of the New York Yankees home games last season.

Don’t just take our word for it…

Obviously there are some mitigating factors (MLB baseball teams seem to play about 400 games a season, the post-World Cup bubble, we’re talking about one game here, etc, etc) but it definitely looks like football/soccer is steadily on the up-and-up Stateside.

By the way, the game finished 2-2 after 90 minutes with Liverpool going on to win 3-1 on penalties…

(Via New York Daily)

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  1. Grant says:

    Great to know that NYCFC (who will play at least the first 3 seasons at Yankee Stadium) might at least have a shot at packing them in at something approaching these levels.

  2. JLBK says:

    @Grant – no chance unfortunately. It will be a lot like when the Red Bulls played at Giants stadium. Granted it was a 80k seater but still, they were lucky to get 15-20k in there per match – no atmosphere, terrible pitch conditions. I don’t understand why they didn’t just do a stadium share with Red Bulls for the first season.

  3. Linda says:

    Hate to tell you but it was actually a fantastic match, end-to-end most of the time. There were no handbags and no ref controvacies but I’m sure there will be plenty of that in a few weeks so consider me buzzing. Bzzt.

  4. UpbeatGunner says:

    NYCFC are making much hay out of being “the first ever MLS team to play in the 5 boros of NYC,” thumbing their nose at the Red Bulls in the process. A share at RBA was never on, they’d be trading away their marketing hook.

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