March 12, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- Purdue's Boilermaker Soccer Complex will serve as the site of an April 1 exhibition game between the Indy Eleven and the Chicago Fire. Indy Eleven is gearing up for its inaugural season of play in the North American Soccer League.
Indy Eleven Professional Soccer today added to its calendar of local exhibition matches by announcing a match-up against Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire on Tuesday, April 1, on the campus of Purdue University. The April 1 game at the Boilermaker Soccer Complex in West Lafayette (1350 McCormick Road) is set for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff.
Tickets for the exhibition are currently available at IndyEleven.com and cost $15 for Preferred Seating and $11 for Standard Seating/General Admission/Supporters Sections (plus fees). Please note that online ticket sales will end on March 31 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Fans that choose the e-ticket option of delivery should receive the e-ticket in their inbox on Monday, March 24.
Separate sections at the Boilermaker Soccer Complex will be made available for members of the two clubs' respective independent supporters groups, which are available for $11 (plus fees) by clicking the below links:
"A match against the Chicago Fire has been high on Indy Eleven fans' wish list since day one, and we're glad to give them the chance to create what will be an outstanding atmosphere up in West Lafayette," said Indy Eleven President/General Manager Peter Wilt. "Most importantly, this game offers one more chance to take on quality opposition as we get ready for the opening of our season 11 days later."
The matchup against the Fire will mark Indy Eleven's sixth exhibition game against an MLS side this preseason. With its April 12 Inaugural Game against the Carolina RailHawks quickly approaching, the matchup will provide Indy Eleven another tough test in preparation for its first season of play in the North American Soccer League.
Indy Eleven's now four local exhibition contests will lead up to the team's Inaugural Game on Saturday, April 12, which will kickoff from Michael A. Carroll Stadium at IUPUI at 7:30 p.m. ET and air live on MyINDY TV-23. A limited amount of tickets remain available for that match and can be secured by visiting IndyEleven.com.
About Indy Eleven Professional Soccer
Indy Eleven will kick off its inaugural season in the North American Soccer League (NASL) on April 12, 2014, against the Carolina RailHawks and will play its home contests at Michael A. Carroll Stadium on the campus of IUPUI in downtown Indianapolis. Born Indy Pro Soccer after launching as the 11th member of the North American Soccer League on January 16, 2013, Indy Eleven established its identity 99 days later on the 152nd anniversary of the establishment of the 11th Indiana Regiment during the Civil War on April 25, 1861.
The NASL is the officially-sanctioned Second Division of professional soccer in the United States and Canada. In 2014, expansion newcomers Indy Eleven and Ottawa Fury FC will join Atlanta Silverbacks, Carolina RailHawks, FC Edmonton, Fort Lauderdale Strikers, reigning Soccer Bowl champion New York Cosmos, Minnesota United FC, San Antonio Scorpions FC and Tampa Bay Rowdies, while Virginia Cavalry FC, Jacksonville Armada FC and a franchise in Oklahoma City will join in 2015.