Report: Scottish Soccer Teams Will Play Exhibition Game at Fenway Park in July

Soccer fans can get their kicks at Fenway Park this summer.

According to the Boston Herald, Fenway will host a soccer match between the Rangers Football Club and the Celtic Football Club of the Scottish Premier League on July 21.

Patrick B. Moscaritolo, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, feels the exhibition game will help the Red Sox and the city.

"This is a huge event for Boston," Moscaritolo told the Herald. "These are very well-known teams with European fans that travel just like the way Red Sox Nation shows up at Sox games throughout the United States."

Red Sox owner John Henry has found ways to make Fenway Park more profitable since purchasing the team eight years ago. Neil Diamond, The Rolling Stones and Jimmy Buffett have performed at Fenway in the past, and the historic ballpark even hosted this year's NHL Winter Classic featuring a Bruins-Flyers matchup.

According to Moscaritolo, the soccer match gives the Red Sox an opportunity to reach a new audience, and could generate $35 million in revenue. 

"They are extending the Red Sox and Fenway's brand to an international audience," Moscaritolo said.

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