Grassroots support for professional soccer in Indianapolis was established August 3, 2011 with the creation of supporters group The Brickyard Battalion. Its membership has volunteered countless hours to promote soccer and lay the foundation for a professional soccer team in Indianapolis. The Brickyard Battalion has eight leaders, nine official affiliate chapters located across the state of Indiana (listed below), more than 900 members and a database with thousands of names committed to the success of Indy Eleven. The Battalion has its own website, Facebook page, and Twitter account.
The origin of the Brickyard Battalion moniker came from the group’s promotion of the name Racing Indy FC for a potential team, for which they mocked up a uniform design and created and sold their own supporters scarves. While that name did not pan out, Indy Eleven is committed to growing the “BYB” aura and encouraging fans to continue to “Build the Brickhouse” in the lead-up to the 2014 season. In conjunction with Indy Eleven’s team naming announcement on April 25, 2013, the Brickyard Battalion voluntarily adjusted its logo featuring their trademark black-white-green color scheme to a red-white-blue pattern to show even more solidarity with their beloved club.
Brickyard Battalion Affiliate Chapters
A Carmel area BYB affiliate.
Contact: Steve Cocca
The Official IU Men’s Soccer Supporter’s Club! The Hoosier Army was founded in 2011, and is open to ANY and ALL IU soccer fans. Membership is free, send an email to email@example.com to join and visit the Hoosier Army facebook page for more information.
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