ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Rowdies fans, you don’t want to miss two great season kickoff events taking place this week — a grand season kickoff party at the Mahaffey Theater and the annual fan fest at Al Lang Stadium.
The Tampa Bay Rowdies invite fans to the 2014 Season Kickoff Party, celebrating the start of a thrilling season of professional soccer! The event will take place Friday, April 4 from 8 – 10 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater in downtown St. Petersburg. RSVP by emailing [email protected].
Fans are invited to meet the entire 2014 team, including NASL Golden Ball winner Georgi Hristov, NASL Golden Boot winner Brian Shriver and newly acquired goalkeeper Matt Pickens, along with returning Head Coach Ricky Hill, General Manager Perry Van Der Beck and the club’s passionate new ownership. Guests will also get a sneak peek at the new jerseys and the entire line of 2014 Rowdies apparel and accessories. Music and entertainment presented by DJ Fresh Events. There will be complimentary beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Parking at the Mahaffey Theater will cost $5, but entrance to the event is free of charge.
A day later, come back to downtown St. Petersburg for Fan Fest at Al Lang Stadium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Young Rowdies fans can interact and run through drills with the Rowdies players and then play soccer on a giant inflatable field or get player autographs and explore the new Midfielder’s Club and Midfielder’s Reserved seating sections. Selecting your perfect seats for the 2014 season couldn’t be any easier with Rowdies sales representatives on hand to help. With the season opener taking place one week after Fan Fest, this is the perfect opportunity to explore the stadium and reserve your seats.
The quest for the 2014 NASL Soccer Bowl will begin just a week later on Saturday, April 12, as the Rowdies will open up the season in front of their home crowd at Al Lang Stadium in downtown St. Petersburg.