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New Indy soccer team tops 1,500 season tickets

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Indianapolis' professional soccer team has already received financial commitments for 1,500 season tickets, team organizers said Thursday.

Local developer Ersal Ozdemir unveiled his plans Jan. 16 to launch the team in the North American Soccer League.  The team is set to start play in 2014.

Team officials said they've received a $25 deposit toward each of the 1,500 season tickets.

Ozdemir has hired the former founding general manager of the MLS’s Chicago Fire, Peter Wilt, to lead the initiative and is looking for investors to defray start-up and operational costs.

More than 3,000 fans have cast votes to decide the team name by choosing from a list of four proposed selections or by submitting an original name. The four proposals are Indianapolis Athletic Club, Indianapolis Majestic, Indianapolis Speed and Indianapolis United.

Season tickets for 15 home games range from $135 to $390. Fans can reserve their place in line for season tickets by going to www.IndyProSoccer.com and placing a $25 deposit. Season tickets will be allocated in the order deposits are received.

Individual game ticket prices range from $10 to $30.
 

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  • Soccer
    Ready for some games!!
  • The Barrel
    I believe the CIB should provide Lucas Oil's sections 100 and 200 for the new soccer team. The soccer team should be responsible for all the costs associated with changing the field and operating the venue. Having paid as much as we did to have that incredible venue (which is built for soccer as well) there is no reason Indianapolis should let it sit vacant during soccer games. There is no reason to build a new stadium. We have a prefectly good stadium right downtown. Playing soccer in Lucas Oil vs. at Kuntz stadium will compel ten times the amount of ticket sales. Great ticket sales and developing alligence to a soccer team is exactly what the MLS is looking for in future teams. Right now, MLS has 19 teams. Indy's opportunity to join the MLS is only about three years. We must generate a large fan support early and often. Lucas Oil stadium is just the place to start the party.
  • Time to start saying no
    Whether this excites people or not is immaterial. (Yeah, I get the sarcasm, JJ.) Point is that we can barely afford the sports venues we have while the teams that use them are taking money out of them hand over fist. Taxpayers' money should not be spent for this boondoggle. Let Mr. Ozdemir find his own investors and build his own stadium, otherwise not one thin dime.
  • Great
    I am so excited, we should give the br parking garage guy ten or twenty mill to get going. He needs the pocket money.He did not make enough money in broad ripple.

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