I am not a soccer guy. I am a FC Edmonton season ticket holder. So how does a guy who is not a soccer guy have season tickets? The game day experience of a FC Edmonton is what compelled me to buy season tickets after the team “went dark” months before the league they were playing in (the NASL) disbanded. The fan based movement called YEG4CPL forced the hand of FC Edmonton owners to seriously look into the newly formed Canadian Premier League (CPL). When the owners put out a number of season seat deposits required for them to take action, Edmonton responded and we will be watching soccer once again this spring at Clarke Stadium.
Be that as it may, I receive all the e-mails about cool upcoming events the Club puts on. To grow the fan base of any team you have to reach people outside the inner circle. Please allow me, someone who still considers himself a soccer outsider, to invite you to the FC Edmonton Thursday February 28th event at Polar Park Brewing Co. at 7PM.
What’s happening at the event?
“Get an exclusive sneak peek of one of Edmonton’s newest brewpubs. Taste their first craft beer and join loyal fans and supporters on February 28 for another entertaining #FCED Pub Night. Eddies TV Host, Greyson Knutson will talk with Son Yongchan a.k.a the Smiling Assassin and some very special guests about the approaching season and their aspirations for the Canadian Championship.”
For those who do not know, Polar Park Brewing Co is located on 10416 80th avenue. I reckon it will become one of your favourite Whyte Ave venues if you check it out. Somewhat like I reckon if you check out an Eddies game this spring, you will become hooked on the passion of “the beautiful game”.
As of this writing as we know about the schedule is an Ontario based rivalry will kick the league off on April 27th. Even without a schedule there is already a rivalry between FC Edmonton and Cavalry FC (Calgary).
Be a part of the growing fan base of the Eddies and let it start with checking out this special event being held at the Polar Park Brewery. Check out the FC Edmonton website for details on tickets and their inaugural roster.
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