Soccer Business Bits: Revs Partner, All-Star Tickets & More

The Revs have announced a relationship with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Massachusetts Chapter for a year-long campaign through the end of 2012. Per the team’s press release, the Revs will fundraise on the organization’s behalf and will showcase and support three of LLS’ campaigns throughout the season: Pennies for Patients, Team In Training and Light The Night. “We’re pleased to work with LLS this year,” Revolution President Brian Bilello said. “We have incredibly compassionate fans, many of whom have been touched by blood cancer in their lives. We hope to be able to raise awareness about LLS’ work and blood cancers while utilizing the collective power of our fan base to help fundraise on LLS’ behalf.” On June 16, the Revs host LLS Night against the Columbus Crew.

Per Major League Soccer’s press release, “after presale opportunities for Philadelphia Union Full Season Ticket Holders and VISA cardholders, the remaining seats for the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game at PPL Park will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, May 9 at 10:00 a.m. ET.” The game will pit the MLS All-Stars against Chelsea and will take place on July 25, 2012.  Unfortunately, the link provided by the league within the press release doesn’t work, so tickets cannot be purchased directly through the e-mail.

One final note.  Fox has released its broadcast schedule for the final weekend of EPL matches.  The network will have nine matches starting at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday and will be preceded by a 9:30 a.m. pre-game show.  The games will be spread out over the array of Fox affiliated networks.  Manchester City’s match against QPR will be the only game on another network  (ESPN2), while the premier Fox game will feature Manchester United on FX.