Tampa Bay Strikers Announce Full NISL Inaugural Season Schedule
TAMPA, FL – The Tampa Bay Strikers are pleased to announce the team’s inaugural season schedule of games for competition in the National Indoor Soccer League (NISL).
Joining NISL as it enters its second year in action, the Strikers are one of two expansion teams, along with the Central Florida Crusaders out of Orlando. The Strikers and Crusaders join returning teams in Memphis (Americans), Fayetteville (Fury) and Columbus, GA (Rapids).
NISL features both a Men's and Women's Division of professional indoor soccer. Strikers game days will feature doubleheaders with home matches taking place at Tampa’s Yuengling Center. A single ticket will allow fans to enjoy both competitions.
Tampa Bay can enjoy its first local opportunity to take in NISL action when the Strikers welcome the Columbus Rapids on Sunday, January 29. The first kick of Match 1 is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. EST. The following weekend, they will meet the Memphis Americans on the pitch for the first time. That doubleheader will take place on Saturday, February 4, kicking off at 6:00 p.m. EST.
The team will travel for one away contest in the middle of February before returning for two more home contests to close out the month. In March, the team will primarily be on the road with three matches away from home. Their single home match of the month will be the first time Fayetteville will compete at Yuengling Center, scheduled for Friday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. EST. April will be a heavy month of competition with three road contests and three matches at home.
The team’s full home schedule can be found on their website, at this link: https://www.tbstrikers.com/schedule.
The Strikers home schedule is included here:
Sunday , January 29 Columbus Rapids 2:00 pm
Saturday, February 4 Memphis Americans 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 19 Columbus Rapids 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 26 Central Florida Crusaders 2:00 pm
Friday, March 24 Fayetteville Fury 7:00 pm
Friday, April 7 Memphis Americans 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 15 Fayetteville Fury 6:00 pm
Saturday, April 29 Central Florida Crusaders 6:00 pm
Season tickets are on sale now and are currently featuring team apparel incentives with each full-season ticket purchase (for a limited time). To purchase season tickets, fans can visit each team’s website: https://www.tbstrikers.com/season-tickets.
Single game tickets will go on sale Friday, January 6 at 10:00 a.m. These may be purchased through the link on the team’s website or through the Yuengling Center’s website.
A post-season tournament will be held at the conclusion of league play to crown champions in both the Men's and 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 and third place from the regular season will meet in a semi-final game with the winner advancing to the championship game.
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 and Women's Division, competing in doubleheader game days over a 16-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, Rome Gladiators (Georgia) and Tampa Bay Strikers. 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.
TICKETS: Season tickets are on sale now. Single game tickets go on sale Friday, January 6 at 10:00 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices are $15.00, $20.00, $30.00, $40.00 and $50.00. Prices do not include facility fee or service charges. Group Tickets are also available. Advanced parking passes are available at ParkWhiz.com.