Indy Investors Explore Options for Pro Soccer Team
A group of Indianapolis businessmen is trying to launch a professional soccer team in the city.
A website, INDYPROSOCCER.COM was launched November 7th.
The site doesn't identify the investors behind the effort, but does invite interested people to make pledges, sign up for season tickets, and make suggestions for a name for the team. The project is being managed by Peter Wilt who, according to the website, has launched professional soccer teams in three other cities including Chicago.
The website suggests the team would be a member of the North American Soccer League, which is a Division 2 men’s outdoor professional soccer league in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Other teams in the league include the Atlanta Silverbacks, the Carolina RailHawks, the FC Edmonton, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, the Puerto Rico Islanders, the San Antonio Scorpions FC, and the Tampa Bay Rowdies. A New York team is scheduled to begin play in 2013 with two other new teams in Minnesota and Virginia scheduled to join in 2014.
A team in Indiana would be the 12 team in the league.
IndyProSoccer has a Twitter account and a Facebook page for more information and updates.