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.