Schedule officially released for Louisville City FC
“We are really pleased with our inaugural regular season schedule,” said General Manager Amanda Duffy. “We look forward to hosting some of USL PRO's historically successful teams in the Rochester Rhinos, Richmond Kickers and Charleston Battery but will also see newcomers from MLS owned and operated clubs in Toronto FC II, FC Montreal and New York Red Bulls come to Louisville Slugger Field."
"Having the majority of our home games on Saturday evening will allow our fans to enjoy the complete game day experience that will be unique to any other sporting experience in this city," Duffy said.
The club has said all home games are tentatively scheduled for 7 or 7:30 p.m. start times, but the season opener's start time may be moved based on the NCAA Men's Basketball Midwest Regional set for the same day in Cleveland.
But now that fans can officially start planning their summer around the schedule, the team hopes more fans will jump on board with season ticket purchases.
“There's still a lot of people who we hope will show their support once they can make plans,” Louisville City Vice President of Ticket Sales Mark Baxter said last week.
With four matches against in-conference opponent St Louis FC, the Missouri side seems like a natural rivalry for Louisville City. In fact, the Louisville Coopers and the St. Louligans (STL FC's supporters' group) have already been exchanging barbs on twitter.
Many of the home openers this season were scheduled between in-conference rivals and it appears USL PRO endorses this as a rivalry game.
The St. Louligans and the Coopers have dubbed the matchup 'The King's Cup' -- previously 'The Louis Derby' -- and a representative of the St. Louligans says they have already garnered support for a group of fans to travel together to Louisville for games.
"We are delighted to finally see the schedule, so we can make plans for the year," The Coopers said in a statement. "We are looking forward to the four games with Saint Louis, as there is already a friendly rivalry with the St. Louligans. We are looking forward to bringing the noise for all 14 home games, and making a couple of trips down the river too"
The club says all home games will be streamed live via their YouTube channel. Most other teams will do the same and likely all of Louisville City's away games will be streamed live on the USL PRO YouTube channel.
Without further ado...
The full 2015 schedule for Louisville City FC
|Sat 3/28||vs||St. Louis FC|
|Sat 4/4||at||Richmond Kickers|
|Thu 4/16||vs||Rochester Rhinos|
|Sun 4/19||at||Pittsburgh Riverhounds|
|Sat 4/25||vs||Tulsa Roughnecks FC|
|Sat 5/2||at||Charlotte Independence|
|Tue 5/12||vs||Wilmington Hammerheads FC|
|Sat 5/16||vs||Toronto FC II|
|Sun 5/24||at||St. Louis FC|
|Sat 5/30||vs||St. Louis FC|
|Wed 6/10||at||FC Montreal|
|Sat 6/13||at||Rochester Rhinos|
|Sat 6/20||vs||New York Red Bulls II|
|Sat 6/27||vs||Oklahoma City Energy FC|
|Sat 7/4||vs||Richmond Kickers|
|Sat 7/11||vs||Charlotte Independence|
|Sat 7/18||at||Pittsburgh Riverhounds|
|Sat 7/25||at||Wilmington Hammerheads FC|
|Sat 8/1||at||Toronto FC II|
|Wed 8/5||vs||FC Montreal|
|Wed 8/12||at||Harrisburg City Islanders|
|Sat 8/15||at||Tulsa Roughnecks FC|
|Sat 8/22||vs||Charleston Battery|
|Sat 8/29||vs||Pittsburgh Riverhounds|
|Wed 9/2||vs||Harrisburg City Islanders|
|Sat 9/5||at||New York Red Bulls II|
|Sat 9/12||at||Charleston Battery|
|Sat 9/19||at||St. Louis FC|
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