Germantown, MD (April 20, 2013) – After a two-year absence, women’s professional soccer officially returns to Washington, D.C. region tonight as the Washington Spirit host the Western New York Flash and reigning world player of the year Abby Wambach in their National Women’s Soccer League debut at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, Md. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET. Tickets online at tickets.washingtonspirit.com. Box office opens at 5 p.m., gates at 5:0 p.m.
Ticket sales have been strong leading up to this opening game, with over 1,000 season ticket holders and brisk online sales this week, the team is confident of a sellout crowd today and urging fans to order online in advance to secure their view of history.
To ease the pressure, the team has temporarily suspended season ticket package sales for the day and made unsold season seats available in their “VIP Reserved” section. Partial season ticket packages will go back on sale after the game. Fans without tickets yet can purchase seats online now, fans wishing to upgrade will need to come to the box office and exchange their existing ticket.
What: Washington Spirit vs. Western New York Flash
When: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 7 p.m. kickoff, gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Maryland SoccerPlex Stadium (18031 Central Park Cir, Boyds, MD 20841)
How: Fans can order tickets at tickets.washingtonspirit.com or risk box office walk-up (online sales are turned off at 5 p.m.)
Streaming Update: The game will be streamed live, but not via the previously announced YouTube link due to technical difficulties. A link will be provided to the stream from WashingtonSpirit.com and announced on the team’s Facebook and Twitter feeds a few hours prior to kickoff.
Official match preview release available for republish here: http://washingtonspirit.com/pro/spirit-welcome-wambach-flash-for-first-ever-home-game/
ABOUT THE WASHINGTON SPIRIT
The Washington Spirit are a women’s professional soccer team based at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, Md. Launched in 2012, the Spirit play in the National Women’s Soccer League, the premier women’s soccer competition in North America. For more information about the Spirit, visitwww.washingtonspirit.com, follow the club on Twitter @WashSpirit and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/washingtonspirit.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCCER LEAGUE
The NWSL is an eight-team league organized and administered by the U.S. Soccer Federation that will begin play in the spring of 2013. The eight founding clubs are the Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, FC Kansas City, Portland Thorns FC, Sky Blue FC (New York/New Jersey), Seattle Reign FC, the Washington Spirit and the Western New York Flash.