Local Ownership Group Seeks Input
INDIANAPOLIS (November 7, 2012) – A group of Indianapolis businessmen researching the feasibility of launching a professional soccer team to play in the North American Soccer League launched a website today to promote its efforts and gauge the level of interest locally. If it goes forward, the team would begin play with the 2014 season.
The group is seeking input from stakeholders in the state’s soccer community to guide their decision. Their help is needed to determine answers to critical issues that would ensure a successful and sustainable professional soccer team for Indiana.
The website at www.IndyProSoccer.com includes a fan survey, answers to anticipated questions, friends and supporters of the project, a history of soccer in Indiana, news stories on the efforts and opportunities to provide input into the team name, colors and venue. The team also began a Twitter account @IndyProSoccer.
The group is also asking the public to pledge a commitment to purchase season tickets in order to get a sense for the level of support the team would have.
The project is being managed by veteran pro soccer executive Peter Wilt. Wilt has successfully launched three professional soccer teams including Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire.
“I’m excited to work with the local soccer community to assess the appetite for professional soccer and help start the foundation for what could be the NASL’s 12th team,” Wilt said.
About The North American Soccer League:
The North American Soccer League is the Division 2 men’s outdoor professional soccer league in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The NASL member teams are: Atlanta Silverbacks, Carolina RailHawks, FC Edmonton, Fort Lauderdale Strikers, New York Cosmos (beginning play in 2013), Minnesota Stars FC, Ottawa (beginning play in 2014), Puerto Rico Islanders, San Antonio Scorpions FC, Tampa Bay Rowdies and Virginia (beginning play in 2014).