FORT MYERS, Fla. — We have seen soccer at Fenway Park. How about the Red Sox going back overseas?
With separate entities of both sports now under their control, Boston’s ownership group continues to explore more ways to expand the appeal of their organizations.
President and CEO Larry Lucchino said Saturday that he would like to have Liverpool, the English Premier League team purchased by the Sox’ owners in the fall, to play a friendly match in Fenway by “next summer.” That would follow up the match between Celtic FC of the Scottish Premier League and Sporting Clube de Portugal last July.
Also, the owners are wrapping their arms around the idea of sending their baseball team over the pond.
“If baseball wants to invite the Red Sox to play internationally, we’re open to that,” Lucchino said.
The Sox last played out of the country in 2008, when they opened the regular season with three games in the Tokyo Dome against Oakland.