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Soccer fans ready to welcome their brand of football to M&T Bank Stadium

Soccer fans ready to welcome their brand of football to M&T Bank Stadium

M&T Bank Stadium has been transformed again this week, to accommodate another kind of football team and fan.

While the Ravens are getting ready for their season in relative seclusion in Owings Mills, two English Premier League soccer teams will be taking over their stadium Saturday when Tottenham Hotspur takes on Liverpool in a 1 p.m. preseason match.

Tickets are still available, but Ravens officials are pleased with what they expect to be a crowd of more than 40,000. That would make it the second-largest crowd among more than a dozen friendlies so far in the U.S. this summer involving at least one international team.

While Tottenham and Liverpool might not be as big...

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