Minnesota Stars Set Kickoff Times for 2011 Season
BLAINE, Minn. (FEBRUARY 7, 2011) – The NSC Minnesota Stars announced Monday the completion of the home schedule including kick off times for the 2011 North American Soccer League season. All 14 league home games will be played at the National Sports Center Stadium in Blaine, Minnesota with 13 of the 14 home games starting at 7:30 p.m.
All games will kick off at 7:30 p.m. except the August 27 match against the Montreal Impact, which will kickoff at 7:05 p.m. to help accommodate Radio Canada, which will televise the game nationally in Canada. Although most games are on weekends, a consistent start time was important to the team, and the later start time will help ease traffic woes for the team’s weekday matches.
The July 4 matchup will correspond with Blaine’s Blazin’ Fourth festival. Fans will be treated to prime seats for the city’s annual fireworks display following the game. The team will also play two matches during the Schwan’s USA Cup tournament hosted by the National Sports Center.
Date, opponent, kick off
Saturday, April 30; Carolina RailHawks, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 7; Miami FC/Strikers 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 14; Atlanta Silverbacks, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 18; Puerto Rico Islanders, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 28; FC Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 18; FC Edmonton, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, July 4; FC Edmonton, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 9; Carolina RailHawks, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 17; Puerto Rico Islanders, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 22; Montreal Impact, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 10; Miami FC/Strikers 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 27; Montreal Impact, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 7; FC Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 10; Atlanta Silverbacks, 7:30 p.m.
Stars season tickets are available now and start at $75 for youth under age 18 and $135 for adults. A supporters’ ticket is available for $150 and includes a scarf. To order tickets, call (763) 792-7355 or email email@example.com. Single game tickets will be available in March.