We may not be able to answer all your questions, but we are certainly going to try. Find answers below, or contact us at email@example.com.
What is USL Championship?
The USL Championship is one of the largest, fastest-growing professional soccer leagues in the world, reaching a population of more than 84 million and fueling the growth of the game across the United States. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the USL provides unparalleled club support with a growing team of more than 80 professionals across 17 departments, ranging from operations to marketing, communications and sponsorship.
The USL Championship has a national media partnership with ESPN, wherein all league matches are broadcast on ESPN+ and across linear channels. The league also operates USL Productions, which includes a state-of-the-art facility that produced and distributed more than 1,000 league matches and more than 2,000 hours of original content to national partners, local affiliates and international markets throughout the past two seasons.
Are any players, coaches, staff or executive leadership signed to the team?
Soon…very, very soon. Anticipate a series of announcements before the end of 2022 related to club leadership and executives, with more to follow in the following year. The cub roster will be developed in the months prior to its inaugural season in 2024.
Where will the club play its home matches?
Rhode Island FC will play in a new stadium in at Tidewater Landing – a historic development opportunity that will transform Pawtucket’s riverfront and be the largest driver of economic development for the city since the Industrial Revolution. Construction for the stadium is underway with completion set for 2024.
Are tickets on sale?
Deposits for Rhode Island FC season tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. ET on November 15, 2022. This is your opportunity to be a part of a historic inaugural season and building something special for the soccer community. To learn more and place your deposit, visit our ticket info or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will you have premium seating or suits?
Yes and yes. We will have a variety of experiences and ticketing products, including corporate suites or boxes. If interested, please contact email@example.com.
How can I become a partner or corporate sponsor?
We look forward to partnering with our regional corporate leaders on opportunities to invest in the club and the community. If you are interested in learning more about opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will there be public or open tryouts?
We might be a small state, but we are big on soccer talent. Rhode Island FC is looking forward to hosting public open tryouts for its first team roster. More information will be available closer to the 2024 Inaugural Season. To be one of the first to hear info on tryouts including dates, join our online newsletter.
How long is the season?
The USL Championship season runs from March to October with playoffs running through the middle of November. The 2024 USL Championship season schedule will be released in late 2023.
Will you play in the U.S. Open Cup?
We are looking forward to the return of U.S. Open Cup to Pawtucket. As the oldest, annual team tournament in US sports history, the U.S. Open Cup dates back to 1914 when the Brooklyn Field Club won the first national title by defeating the Brooklyn Celtics in Pawtucket, R.I. In 1941, the Pawtucket Rangers raised the cup and the region celebrated their success. We may be a new team, but we are grounded in a long history of honoring the beautiful game. To learn more about the U.S. Open Cup, visit thecup.us.
Is there a supporters club?
We strongly believe that the best way to experience a match is by standing, chanting and cheering for 90 minutes with others that share your passion. We look forward to working with local supporters to develop a club for them that represents all of Rhode Island, including a recognized Supporter Club. Individuals or groups that are interested are encouraged to contact email@example.com.
Do you have pro/rel?
Unfortunately, there is no pro/rel in North American soccer. However, we are proud to be part of a league that is exploring the possibility. For all other technical questions, we recommend the wit and wisdom of Ted Lasso.
How can I follow the team?
Follow us on all social media channels at @RhodeIslandFC on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube. You can sign up for the Club Report/Newsletter on our contact page.