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Florida Atlantic University confirms that magicTalk SC will play on campus

Mitch Silverman, Asst. AD (Facilities Management, Operations and Events) at Florida Atlantic University, said Wednesday night that magicTalk SC will play all of its home games on the Florida Atlantic University campus in Boca Raton, Florida.

The team will play at FAU Soccer Stadium on the varsity soccer complex, and Silverman said the plan is to bring in more seating to accommodate more fans. The additional seating will bring maximum capacity up to anywhere between 1,200 and 1,500, Silverman said. He said he spoke with magicTalk SC General Manager Briana Scurry earlier today to confirm that the team will play at FAU.

“All home games will be here,” Silverman said. “They’re relocating their whole operations here.”

The WPS regular season roster is scheduled to be announced by the end of this week. Each team will play an 18-game schedule, running from April through August.

“I think it’s going to be great for our community, specifically for women’s soccer in general,” Silverman said about having magicTalk SC play on the FAU campus. “This is a hotbed for soccer and for youth soccer. And, it’s 75 degrees here every day.”

Silverman said magicTalk SC will not train during the preseason at FAU. He said the team will train in Palm Beach.

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9 responses

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  2. Kristen

    This is sad news for Freedom fans. Anyone know how I can get my money back for 2011 tickets purchased back in November?

    February 16, 2011 at 7:16 pm

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  4. People wanting a season ticket refund should contact Dawn Marshall at 240-449-1612.

    February 17, 2011 at 9:14 am

  5. Jim D.

    75 degrees every day? Uh, not in July and August.

    By the way, the “maximum capacity” of 1,200 – 1,500 is HALF the attendance the Freedom were getting at the SoccerPlex.

    In other words: Fuck You, Dan Borislow.

    February 17, 2011 at 10:16 am

  6. BethJ

    I’m happy that they are getting a womens soccer team. Why exactly did they need to take the Washington Freedom team to do that?
    They had a well established and growing fan base there (2000-5000/game) with plans to make the stadium bigger, loyal season ticket holders, excited teams of girls going to game after game and going to their summer camps and clinics. Why exactly did that have to go away to get this?
    WPS seems not to be able to manage things well. They didn’t seem to help the Freedom manage things (they could have used some help last season apparently), they sold this great team out to a guy who would take it to Florida (could he not have just bought the rights w/o taking the Freedom). Do you know have any rules or any management standards at all?

    February 17, 2011 at 5:38 pm

  7. BethJ

    Gooooo Jim D.
    Yeah, Florida in the summer? Stupid.
    This all just seems way self centered and short sighted.

    February 17, 2011 at 5:39 pm

  8. Tracy C.

    Thank you Jim! I could not have put that any better (especially that last line).

    February 17, 2011 at 7:05 pm

  9. Chris C

    Part of me would like to see Dan fail but that would mean another nail in the WPS coffin. Unfortunately the league has cut back on marketing which is about as stupid a move the league can make. DC United has made great strides in trying to connect the youth to the team/league especially creating a “Sportsmanship” game to all the teams voted on by each area youth soccer league. The Freedom never had anything comparable. Even Barislow is surprisingly clueless with marketing something that is HIS product. Unless the WPS pulls it’s collective head out of its ass the league is doomed. The Freedom has acquired some decent talent for this season. But I guess we’ll turn the the Philadelphia Independence for soccer games or one of the area W-League teams. BTW, if folks haven’t noticed this means the end of the Freedom Futures as well.

    February 18, 2011 at 4:36 pm

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