National Indoor Soccer League Announcing Home Openers for 2023 Season
TAMPA, FL – The National Indoor Soccer League (NISL) is pleased to announce home opening dates and match-ups for the 2023 season.
In its second year in action, NISL is adding two expansion teams, Tampa Bay Strikers and Central Florida Crusaders.
NISL kicks off its first match in Memphis on Friday, January 20 with the Americans women’s team looking to defend their title from the 2021-2022 season, and the men’s team looking to improve from their loss in the 2021-2022 championship game.
The Strikers will get their first taste of league action in their home-opener, scheduled for Sunday, January 29 at Yuengling Center.
The bulk of each team’s 16-game league schedule will be held in the months of February – April, with 8 home and 8 away contests.
The Columbus Rapids kickoff their NISL home opener on Wednesday, February 1st.
On Sunday, February 5th the expansion Central Florida Crusaders host their home opener.
Finally, the Fayetteville Fury have their home opener on Saturday, February 18th at the Crown Coliseum.
NISL Home Openers:
Memphis Americans (Landers Center)
Friday January 20th
Tampa Bay Strikers (Yuengling Center)
Sunday January 29th
Columbus Rapids (Columbus Civic Center)
Wednesday February 1st
Central Florida Crusaders (Addition Financial Arena)
Sunday February 5th
Fayetteville Fury (Crown Coliseum)
Saturday February 18th
Season tickets are on sale in each market and are currently featuring team apparel incentives with each full-season ticket purchase for a limited time. To purchase season tickets in one of our five markets, fans can visit each team’s website:
Central Florida Crusaders - https://www.cflcrusaders.com/season-tickets
Columbus Rapids - https://www.columbusrapids.com/season-tickets
Fayetteville Fury - https://www.fayettevillefury.com/season-tickets
Memphis Americans - https://www.memphisamericans.com/season-tickets
Tampa Bay Strikers - https://www.tbstrikers.com/season-tickets
A post-season tournament will be held at the conclusion of league play to crown champions in both the Men’s Division and the Women’s Division. The regular season champion in both divisions will automatically advance to the post-season championship match. The teams that finish in second & third place from the regular season will meet in a semi-final game with the winner advancing to the championship game.
Game times for all matches will be announced with the full season schedule release, expected later this month.
ABOUT NATIONAL INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE (NISL): The National Indoor Soccer League was founded in January 2021 by a group of seasoned sports team/league owners with over 50 years of ownership experience. The league features both a Men's & Women's Division, competing in double header game days over a 20-game regular season that takes place between the months of January and April. Current teams include Central FL Crusaders (Orlando), Columbus Rapids (Georgia), Fayetteville Fury, Memphis Americans, and Tampa Bay Strikers, and Rome Gladiators (Georgia - will sit out this season with the goal to resume play for the 2024 season). The NISL is committed to promoting and supporting our member teams, while providing an avenue for players, coaches, and front office staff to develop their skills and gain exposure for opportunities at higher levels, all while providing high-quality, affordable entertainment in the communities we serve. For more information, go to nislpro.com.