Photo courtesy Carlos Barron for Austin Bold FC
AUSTIN, Texas (March 8, 2019) — Austin Bold FC begins the inaugural USL Championship season in Nevada, as the club will square off with Las Vegas Lights FC at Cashman Field on Saturday, March 9, at 9:30 p.m. CT.
The match marks the first of a two-match road swing in Nevada for ABFC, as the club will travel across the Silver State the following week to face Reno 1868 FC.
Austin Bold FC heads into the contest in Las Vegas following a successful first preseason in which the team went 3-1-1, including a 2-2 draw with Saint Louis FC to open the preseason and a 2-1 victory over North Texas SC last week.
Following the multi-city trip in Nevada, the Bold will have two weeks to prepare for the first-ever home match on March 30. The match is not only the first home contest for ABFC, but also the debut of Bold Stadium, the first soccer-specific facility in Central Texas. The Bold will face San Antonio FC, with kickoff slated for 7:30 p.m. CT. Tickets are available for the match and can be purchased at www.AustinBoldFC.com or by calling the Austin Bold FC sales office at 512.872.8700.
Game 1 – Austin Bold FC at Las Vegas Lights FC
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Kickoff: 9:30 p.m. CT
Stadium: Cashman Stadium (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Austin Bold FC: 0-0-0, 0 pts
Las Vegas Lights FC: 0-0-0, 0 pts
All-time Series: This is the first matchup between ABFC and Las Vegas Lights FC
Stats: USL Match Center
About Austin Bold FC
Founded in 2018, Austin Bold FC is an American professional soccer team based in the capital of Texas. Austin Bold FC will compete in the United Soccer League (USL), a Division II sanctioned league in the U.S. Soccer Federation hierarchy comprised 36 teams in the United States and Canada. Within the USL, Austin Bold FC will compete in the USL Championship, the top division in the league. Led by head coach Marcelo Serrano, the club’s inaugural season will kick off in March 2019. Austin Bold FC is devoted to growing soccer in Central Texas and forming bonds with youth leagues and soccer supporters throughout the region. Austin Bold FC will play an exciting, up-tempo style of soccer, delivering a matchday atmosphere as dynamic as the city of Austin itself.
About the USL
The United Soccer League (USL) is the largest professional soccer organization in North America, possessing nearly a decade of experience in bringing the world’s game to communities across the United States and Canada. Overseeing the USL Championship, USL League One, and USL League Two, the organization is built on a proven and recognized model in international football and counts more than 100 clubs in its membership. Based in Tampa, Fla., the USL has grown over the past decade into a model organization with strong corporate partnerships, stable organizational leadership, and a dedicated staff that provides outstanding support to member clubs and outside partners. Sanctioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation and Canadian Soccer Association, the USL is #UnitedForSoccer, moving the game forward in the United States and Canada.
About the USL Championship
The USL Championship is one of the most successful professional soccer leagues in the world, reaching a population of more than 84 million across more than 35 markets in 2019, and fueling the growth of the game across North America. At its core, the Championship is community. It’s the commitment of passionate and financially secure owners and talented players to embrace their hometowns, to create opportunity and to grow together through the beautiful game.