Celtic and Rangers could play their first Old Firm game outside Scotland this summer at Fenway Park, the historic home of baseball's Boston Red Sox.
Red Sox chief operating officer Sam Kennedy has confirmed that negotiations are under way with match promoter Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to bring the Glasgow rivals to Boston for a pre-season friendly on July 21.
Kennedy added that other cities in the US and Canada were in the running to stage what they hope will be a lucrative fixture between two clubs with big fan bases around the world, but he will be travelling to Glasgow to watch the Clydesdale Bank Premier League Old Firm clash on May 4 and is hoping to seal the deal during his visit.
‘We're aggressively pursuing the match,’ Kennedy told Press Association Sport. ‘We don't have anything confirmed but it's something we're trying to put together for July 21.
‘We recognise it's a very special match between two very historic teams and the thought is that a very historic venue like Fenway Park would be appropriate to host that rivalry.
‘We're hopeful that we can make it a reality.’
Fenway opened in 1912 and has a maximum capacity of 37,402.