Busch Stadium to Host U.S. Men’s Soccer World Cup Qualifier

Maria Keena (@kmoxmaria)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The 2018 World Cup Qualifier U.S. Men’s Soccer game will take place at Busch Stadium on Nov. 13.

“The opponent will either be St. Vincent Grenadines, or Aruba. We don’t really care who it is in St. Louis – it’s the USA that we’ll be cheering for that day,” says St. Louis Cardinals’ Vicki Bryant.

U.S. Soccer Federation President Dan Flynn says they looked at several stadiums, but decided on Busch because of the compelling program the Cardinals put together, making the decision very easy.

“We embraced it, but it’s always easier to embrace it when you’ve been embraced by your partner, and the Cardinals have been great,” Flynn says.

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says this establishes St. Louis as a world soccer venue.

Lori Chalupny, member of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup championship team displays the championship trophy in St. Louis on July 27, 2015. Chalupny was on hand for the announcement that the U.S. Men's National team will play its first home match of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The match will be played November 13, 2015 against the winner of the Third Round Qualifying match between St. Vincent & The Grenadines and Aruba.  Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Lori Chalupny, member of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup championship team displays the championship trophy in St. Louis on July 27, 2015. Chalupny was on hand for the announcement that the U.S. Men’s National team will play its first home match of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The match will be played November 13, 2015 against the winner of the Third Round Qualifying match between St. Vincent & The Grenadines and Aruba. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Many events are planned leading up to the game. Those announcements are expected in the coming months.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 5.

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