More than 1,700 Hoosiers have purchased season tickets for Indianapolis’ new pro soccer team, scheduled to start play in 2014.

“We are a soccer family and excited about professional soccer coming to Indy,” said Shane Floyd, a soccer fan who bought six season tickets. “We used to drive to Chicago every summer to catch a game and now with our own team in Indy to support we were happy to buy season tickets!”

The name for the men’s pro soccer team, which has not yet been chosen, is in the hands of the soccer community. Soccer fans have the opportunity to vote from a list of possible names or submit an original idea for the Indianapolis expansion team. Since the advisory poll was launched on January 16, has received more than 3,000 votes and submissions for an official name.

The list of names the team proposed includes:

- Indianapolis Athletic Club (AC)
- Indianapolis Majestic
- Indianapolis Speed
- Indianapolis United

Fan submissions are also being collected at

Indy Pro Soccer President, Peter Wilt, is encouraged by the positive feedback.

“The response from the community has been overwhelming. Indiana, including the huge soccer community, has demonstrated that it wants professional soccer in Indianapolis by buying season tickets in unprecedented numbers.”

On January 16, the North American Soccer League granted an expansion team to Indianapolis and owner Ersal Ozdemir. For more on that annoucement click here.

Full season tickets range from $135 to $390 and include tickets to 15 home games. Soccer fans can reserve their place in line for season tickets by going to and placing a $25 deposit. Season tickets will be allocated in the order of deposits received.

Individual game ticket prices range from $10 to $30. A limited number of suites and high end premium seats will also be offered with additional amenities. Send inquiries for these to [email protected]. To help name the team or to confirm your pledge, visit

To learn more about the plans, vision and goals for professional soccer in Indiana, join Peter Wilt on February 4 for two fan forums in Fort Wayne. The first forum will begin at 6 p.m. at the Plex South and the second will be held at the Fort Wayne Sport Club at 7:45 p.m. For more information and details on other forthcoming events, click here.