FC Wichita and the Tulsa Roughnecks have agreed to a friendly match in Wichita on April 9th at Stryker Soccer Complex.
The Roughnecks are currently in their 2015 USL season but have a small break in action that allowed the clubs an opportunity to create this mutually beneficial platform.
On one hand, Tulsa needed a game near home to help them stay in match form. On the other, Wichita starts May 15th and has local players fighting for roster spots who could see action and further their evaluation.
“The match was set to be closed door since our complex won’t be ready for the proper game day atmosphere until the NPSL opener May 15th. However, we decided to open doors to the public for their viewing pleasure,” said Blake Shumaker, FC Wichita CEO. “We look at this as an opportunity to identify some locals who’ve been training with us, but also for our signed players to play top competition and showcase themselves at a level they all want. So you’ll see guys in action like Clare, Ten Eyck, Pittman, and more. In the next few days, players begin to report to town and we will be announcing their signings. Wichita will love these guys! Eight of them have international caps for their country and class attitudes!”
GATES OPEN: 6pm CST
KICKOFF: 7pm CST
This is a Non-Conference match and ticket purchase is only available at the gate. Cars will be stopped as they enter the complex and charged $5 per person OR $20 for the entire car. That’s right, if you get 10 people in a van it’s still only $20!!
Some of FC Wichita’s signed players will not be in action including Cramer, Hagenkord, Anelli and Procopio.
Beer sales will not operational until NPSL conference play begins. Other concessions will be open for purchase.
The complex is not yet prepared for full game day atmosphere and will only accommodate 1500 GA seats. It is a scrimmage match only. Things like the field-side tables, kids-corner, supporters stand, team bench enclosures, vendor tents and food trucks won’t be available until NPSL conference play May 15th.
NPSL Season Tickets are available for purchase http://www.fcwichita.com/tickets/