With the World Cup next year in Brazil, the match presents an opportunity for the teams to test themselves.
“We’ve asked our FBI friends to give us a threat assessment and they say there are no credible threats toward St. Louis,” St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says.
“I think it’s just another chance for St. Louis to shine and we continue to look at it as we’ve got another match that might come down here in another few months”
Thursday night’s attendance for “friendly” was 48,263.
The playing surface of Busch Stadium has been transformed from a baseball field to a soccer field as British rivals Chelsea and Manchester City finish their season playing a friendly in St. Louis.
“We’ve just released a limited number of all-inclusive tickets to the match,” Vicki Bryant with the St. Louis Cardinals tells KMOX.
A preview of the Thursday EPL friendly, John Mozeliak has roster updates and Dan Reardon essentially gives a fans guide to Bellerive for the tournament this week.
St. Louis natives Bill McDermott and Ty Keough will team up for the station’s radio broadcast of the English Premier League exhibition match Thursday.
The St. Louis Cardinals announced that additional tickets are being made available for the Chelsea practice scheduled May 22nd at Busch.