CHICAGO, Ill. (March 26th, 2012) - The Chicago Red Stars today have announced their 2012 WPSL Elite League schedule, which features 7 home and 7 away fixtures. All home dates this season will be open to the general public as part of the full season ticket package, or as individual game ticket options.
The Red Stars will be foregoing one specific home venue for 2012, as field turf renovations will be ongoing this summer at Benedictine University, and instead will feature in various locations in the Chicagoland area. This unique opportunity will allow fans across the entire Chicago region to have several dates available within closer proximity to them. Expected venues include Benedictine University in Lisle, North Central College in Naperville, and Northwestern University in Evanston.
The team's home opener will take place on Sunday, May 20th, at 3pm CST against regional rival FC Indiana. Other key features will be Sunday, June 3rd, at 5pm against the Boston Breakers, and the season home finale on Saturday, July 14th, at 7pm against 2011 WPS champions WNY Flash. Full schedule can be seen below. All venues and times listed are 'tentative' until further confirmation.
The Red Stars have also announced 2012 ticket packages. The Red Stars Supporter Club season ticket package is available for $135 and includes admission to every Red Stars Elite league and exhibition home game at each venue in the preferred seating area, special access to non-public events, and an official 2012 Red Stars home jersey in the women's or men's size of your choice, which will be officially unveiled in the next month.
The Red Stars also have a 10-game Flex Package which includes 10 undated general admission tickets for use in any combination for a Red Stars home game for $90. Supporter's and Flex tickets can be purchased now: redstarsgear.com/tickets2012.
Single game and group tickets will be announced at a later date. Any group inquiries can be directed firstname.lastname@example.org .
Chicago Red Stars 2012 WPSL Elite Schedule
Sunday, May 20th 3pm vs FC Indiana (North Central College, Naperville)
Friday, May 25th tbd at FC Indiana (IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN)
Sunday, June 3rd 5pm vs Boston Breakers (North Central College, Naperville)
Friday, June 8th 6pm vs NY Fury (tbd)
Sunday, June 10th 3pm vs Chesapeake Charge (North Central College, Naperville)
Wednesday, June 13th tbd at WNY Flash (Sahlen's Stadium, Rochester, NY)
Saturday, June 16th 3pm vs NE Mutiny (Northwestern University, Evanston)
Friday, June 22nd tbd at Chesapeake Charge (tbd)
Sunday, June 24th tbd at Philadelphia Fever (tbd)
Saturday, June 30th tbd at Boston Breakers (Dilboy Stadium, Somerville, MA)
Saturday, July 7th 6pm vs Philadelphia Fever (Northwestern University, Evanston)
Saturday, July 14th 7pm vs WNY Flash (Benedictine University, Lisle)
Thursday, July 19th tbd at NE Mutiny (tbd)
Sunday, July 22nd tbd at NY Fury (tbd)
*Times listed in Central Standard. Home games in BOLD.
The Chicago Red Stars have joined the new WPSL Elite League for the 2012 season. WPSL Elite is comprised of three former WPS clubs: the Red Stars, Boston Breakers and WNY Flash. Joining the Red Stars from their former WPSL — Midwest Conference is regional rival FC Indiana. Rounding out the 8-team league is ASA Chesapeake Charge, New England Mutiny, New York Fury and Philadelphia Fever.
See the mailing list at www.chicagoredstars.com for details and follow the team on twitter @chicagoredstars and facebook.com/chicagoredstars.