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Lionsbridge Soccer: Get Ready For A Roaring Good Time

The Pride of the Peninsula Is Back!

~ Lionsbridge Soccer is about to kick off its 7th season ~

The Pride of the Peninsula is back! Lionsbridge FC, Newport News’ pre-professional soccer club, kicks off its 7th season on Wednesday, May 15, at TowneBank Stadium on the campus of Christopher Newport University.

Attending a Lionsbridge FC game is an experience you won’t want to miss. It’s more than just a soccer match. It’s community. It’s a family night out. It’s local flavor. 

Plus, there is something for everyone: music, food trucks, bounce houses, adult beverages … and even fireworks after select home games!

If that’s not enough to convince you, here are six more reasons to attend:

1. Family-Friendly Fun:
Bring the whole family and enjoy a day of excitement together! Lionsbridge FC games offer a welcoming atmosphere for fans of all ages. From pre-game activities to interactive halftime contests, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Plus, with affordable ticket options, group ticket discounts and special promotions, it’s easy to make this a regular family outing.
2. Community Spirit:

As we touched on earlier, Lionsbridge FC isn’t just a soccer team – it’s a community. From the players on the field to the passionate fans in the stands, there’s a sense of camaraderie that makes every event feel like a party! Whether you’re cheering alongside like-minded supporters or meeting new friends who share your passion, you’ll feel like part of something super special. The club’s single-game attendance record was set on July 3, 2022, when 3,547 fans gathered to see Lionsbridge FC defeat archrival Virginia Beach United, 2-1.  

3. Unique Game-Day Experience:

With Lionsbridge FC, it’s not just about what happens on the field; it’s about the entire game-day experience. From the moment you arrive at the stadium, you'll be surrounded by excitement. Grab a bite to eat from one of the food trucks, pick up some team merchandise to show your support, and soak in the energetic atmosphere as you await kickoff. And don’t leave early because after every match, there’s an autograph session with the players!

4. Support Local Talent:

By attending Lionsbridge FC matches, you’re not just supporting a soccer team – you’re supporting local talent and the growth of the sport in your community. Many players on the team are up-and-coming stars with dreams of making it to the professional level. By cheering them on from the sidelines, you’re helping to fuel their drive for success. Since its first season in 2018, 19 Lionsbridge FC players have gone on to sign professional contracts in the United States, Australia, England, France, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Scotland, Spain, and Sweden.

5. High-Quality Soccer:

Lionsbridge FC showcases some of the best college soccer talent in America. With skilled players and strategic teamwork, every match is action-packed. Whether you’re a die-hard soccer fan or just looking for a fun outing, you’ll be impressed with the players’ mastery on the field. The team has made the playoffs three straight seasons, won back-to-back Chesapeake Division titles, and reached the USL League Two national championship game in Seattle last summer.

  1. 6. Memorable Moments:
  2. Whether it’s a game-winning goal, a spectacular save, or a thrilling comeback victory, Lionsbridge FC matches are filled with unforgettable moments that you’ll talk about for years to come. There’s nothing quite like the excitement of being part of the action live and in person!

  1. By now, you may be wondering how Lionsbridge FC got its name? Since 1932, the Lions Bridge sculptures on the grounds of The Mariners’ Museum and Park have been an iconic Peninsula landmark. Situated on the banks of the James River, the sculptures have long served as a gathering place for residents and visitors alike, especially at sunset. And now we have Lionsbridge FC adding to this history.

Don't miss out on the excitement! Mark your calendars and join us for some Lionsbridge FC fun. With thrilling soccer, a welcoming atmosphere, and plenty of excitement, it’s an experience you won’t forget. The season runs until mid-July, so click here to get your tickets online today … and get your ROAR on!