ST. LOUIS — Two of the top teams in soccer's English Premier League are coming to St. Louis for an exhibition match.
The St. Louis Cardinals announced Friday that Busch Stadium will host a game on May 23 between Manchester City and Chelsea.
St. Louis has a long soccer heritage but has been hurt in recent years because of the lack of an appropriate venue for big-time matches.
Vicki Bryant, vice president of event services and merchandising for the Cardinals, said the hope is to make a high-profile game an annual event.
The match will be the first professional, non-baseball sporting event at Busch since the stadium opened in 2006.
Tickets starting at $30 go on sale Tuesday, with a pre-sale Monday for Cardinals season ticket holders.