Downtown St. Louis Could Get Rowdy With Soccer Fans

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- Soccer fans from all over the country are coming to St. Louis for the big match up.

And given how things often go in Europe, some are wondering what might happen when fans from opposing teams meet up, especially after the game.

Well even though they have never played here before, St. Louis has its own official Chelsea Soccer Fan Club and they are so excited about their team coming to their town, they are establishing a headquarters in downtown St. Louis.

The side room at the Dubliner on Washington Avenue is now "Chelsea Central” and fans are already showing up from as far away as California ready to party Chelsea style.

But there is an interesting twist because they have heard there is a possibility that just a block away, Manchester City fans will be setting up their own hangout. And that has some wondering if there is any reason for worry, given that soccer fans in Europe are known to get pretty feisty with each other, even away from the stadium.

That other bar is the Over-Under, but the man who runs it tells me he'd love to have any soccer fans visit regardless of which team they favor. He has had no official word that Man-City fans will be bending their elbows at his place.

You may have noticed those rubber celery stalks on sale by the Chelsea fans. That's because the team has its own song called "The Celery Song" which used to be accompanied by British fans throwing celery on the field until it was banned.

As for St. Louis Chelsea fans, they are already getting ready to party Wednesday night at a karaoke contest at the Dubliner starting at nine o'clock.

No word if anyone will be singing the celery song.

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