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SIFC Ribbon Cutting Featured on WLKY

SIFC’s Season Opening Ribbon Cutting was recently covered on WLKY:

“…Officials from OneSi, Southern Indiana FC, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, and a representative from the city of New Albany were all in attendance for the ceremony on Friday.

The club’s head coach, Andrew Minnis, said the team hopes to bring even more pride to the community….”

Addie Meiners (WLKY)

SIFC Ribbon Cutting Featured on WAVE Louisville

SIFC’s Season Opening Ribbon Cutting was recently covered on WAVE Louisville:

“…Friday morning, a ribbon cutting was held at Green Valley Soccer Complex in New Albany ahead of the team’s season opener this weekend.

Excitement was buzzing as some southern Indiana students braved the chilly weather to be there for the grand opening.

WAVE News talked with the team’s president about the big plans they have for the football club down the road….”

Samantha Murray (WAVE Louisville)

SIFC Victory over FK HAN Featured on BGSC

SIFC’s March 30 Victory over FK HAN was recently covered on Bluegrass Soccer Cast:

“…In their UPSL debut, Southern Indiana FC made a strong statement by defeating FK Han 4-1. The match took place at Warren Central High School in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on March 30th. Southern Indiana FC took the pitch with determination, dominating the game and showcasing their skills.

Southern Indiana FC netted four goals, thanks to David Ibrahimkadic, Francisco Anton, Haji Abdikadir, and Daiki Ozawa. FK Han managed to pull one back with Fahrudin Dervisevic converting a penalty. From the kickoff, Southern Indiana FC controlled the game, dictating the pace and keeping FK Han on the back foot…”

Fahad Alotaibi (Bluegrass Soccer Cast)

SIFC featured on Great Day Live!

SIFC was recently covered on WHAS11 regarding the upcoming Spring 2024 Season!:

“…It began in 2014 when Orlando City FC relocated to Louisville and became Louisville City FC in the United Soccer League, which currently stands in the second tier of the American pro soccer pyramid below Major League Soccer…”

WHAS11

TEAL vs BLACK: The Ultimate Fan Experience!

Southern Indiana, brace yourselves! Here comes your meet the team community event, Teal vs. Black! Get ready for a night of high-energy competition, special fan interactions, and unforgettable moments.

Date and Time: Mark your calendars for Saturday March 23rd, where the excitement kicks off at 5:00 pm with a lineup of engaging activities and giveaways outside of the stadiuem brought to you by several local businesses in Southern Indiana. The main event? A dynamic showdown starting at 7pm between the Teal and Black teams that promises to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Admission: Admission is a wallet-friendly $5 for adults at gate, with free entry for kids 17 and under.  All ticket sales will go to charity! We’re all about creating a family-friendly environment, making it the perfect outing for sports enthusiasts of all ages.

What to Expect:

  • Ultimate Fan Experience: The Teal vs. Black event is more than just a game; it’s an immersive experience crafted with our new fanbase in mind. Expect special games, activities, and player access that will elevate your connection to the team.
  • Player Access: Ever dreamt of meeting your sports heroes? Now’s your chance! After the game, fans will have the unique opportunity to interact with the players, creating lasting memories and connections.
  • Game Dynamics: The main event is a heart-pounding 60-minute game, followed by a special Penalty Kick (PK) shootout that adds an extra layer of excitement and intensity.
  • Family-Friendly Fun: We encourage families to join the festivities with free entry for kids. It’s not just about the game; it’s about creating memories and fostering community spirit.

Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a casual observer, Teal vs. Black promises an evening of sports, entertainment, and community spirit. Join us for a night that goes beyond the game – let the excitement begin!

SIFC covered in The Corydon Democrat

SIFC was recently covered in The Corydon Democrat regarding the upcoming Spring 2024 Season!:

“…It began in 2014 when Orlando City FC relocated to Louisville and became Louisville City FC in the United Soccer League, which currently stands in the second tier of the American pro soccer pyramid below Major League Soccer…”

Corydon Democrat

SIFC Announces Sponsorship with ForeverLawn

March 12, 2024 (New Albany, IN) – Southern Indiana FC is excited to announce ForeverLawn Kentuckiana as a founding title sponsor.

Southern Indiana FC (SIFC) is a new professional soccer club based in Southern Indiana. The club will compete this coming spring and fall in the United Premier Soccer League, a development league for the United States Soccer Federation. The club is finalizing its youth academy and will also support recreational soccer programming for youth and adults.

ForeverLawn Kentuckiana is a title sponsor for the SIFC 2024 and 2025 seasons and is excited for the opportunities this relationship will provide. They offer synthetic grass solutions for a multitude of uses, such as playgrounds, dog parks, backyards, putting greens, sports fields, and more. Having a quality product with athletes’ needs in mind has created a long-term opportunity for the partnership with ForeverLawn as SIFCs synthetic turf supplier. “From the beginning, Joe Leavell and team matched our passion to succeed in creating something special for Southern Indiana,” says Nick Hunter, Owner of Southern Indiana FC. “I am also a proud customer of ForeverLawn’s K9Grass and SportsGrass and can attest to its superior quality. My backyard now has a beautiful verdant green color all year long!”

SIFC practicing

SIFC is partnering to build new full-sized soccer fields in Corydon, Indiana as their long-term training facility. ForeverLawn Kentuckiana will install these fields, creating a space that will have a positive impact on the players, coaches, and the community. Joe Leavell, CEO for ForeverLawn Kentuckiana says, “It is a huge opportunity for our team to be part of something that will truly help transform our community. Everyone involved has been wonderful to work with, from the players and coaches to the front office, and it has been a joy to see what this organization has planned for the future of Southern Indiana. We are thrilled to walk alongside them in this journey and can’t wait to get started!”

“We are very excited to have ForeverLawn Kentuckiana as part of the SIFC Family,” says Andrew Minnis, Sporting Director of SIFC. “We look forward to a great long-term partnership and the opportunities it will provide for both organizations and the community!”

This is just the start of SIFC’s plans as they look to not only fuel the growth of soccer in Southern Indiana but to also advance in the U.S. soccer pyramid. SIFC is focused on creating an exciting fan experience and continue growing the popularity of soccer. When looking at Americans who identify soccer as their favorite sport to watch, Gallup polling reported that the percentage was below 2% through 2004. In 2023 a Washington Post Poll reported that the figure had risen to 8% of Americans. SIFC is excited to use this momentum and growth to build on the foundation they have created over the past six months.

SIFC Interviewed on WDRB

SIFC was recently interviewed on WDRB regarding the upcoming Spring 2024 Season!:

…players on the team said the style of play will be fast-paced and exciting.

“The play style that [Coach Joe] is trying to put on us, I think, is what I like. I always play like that, a position that’s trying to play around with the ball so I’m looking forward to it. I think it’s going to be really pretty,” said Kamal Yarbouh, a forward from Venezuela.,,

WDRB

SIFC Gears Up for Inaugural Season on WLKY

SIFC was recently covered by WLKY TV regarding the upcoming Spring 2024 Season!:

…players on the team said the style of play will be fast-paced and exciting.

“The play style that [Coach Joe] is trying to put on us, I think, is what I like. I always play like that, a position that’s trying to play around with the ball so I’m looking forward to it. I think it’s going to be really pretty,” said Kamal Yarbouh, a forward from Venezuela.,,

WLKY