Indy Eleven 2020 Regular Season Schedule Set
TAMPA/INDIANAPOLIS - The United Soccer League announced today the revised schedule for the 2020 USL Championship season. The league's 35 clubs are set to play 263 games over 13 weeks to decide which 16 teams will advance to the 2020 USL Championship Playoffs, which will open in the second weekend of October.
Courtesy of the unbalanced schedule option unique to the 2020 season, Indy Eleven will host ten of its remaining 15 games at Lucas Oil Stadium, starting with next Saturday's home opener against Saint Louis FC (7:00 p.m., live on ESPN+).
"This is the day we've been waiting for and working towards for more than three months," said Indy Eleven Head Coach Martin Rennie. "To have the schedule in hand is a wonderful payoff for the patience of our players and fans alike, and to have two additional home games is really the cherry on top. All that's left now is to get to the games, and I know the squad is ready to deliver starting next weekend against Saint Louis."
Indy Eleven will implement a comprehensive Health and Safety Plan that will allow a limited number of fans to enjoy games in a safe and responsible fashion next Saturday and throughout the 2020 season. Fans can visit indyeleven.com/safety-plan for details of the plan.
"Indy Eleven would like to thank Lucas Oil Stadium, the Capital Improvement Board, the City of Indianapolis, and the Marion County Health Authority - just to name a few organizations - for their pivotal help in formulating a health and safety plan that will allow our fans to enjoy games during the 2020 season," said Greg Stremlaw, Indy Eleven Chief Operating Officer. "Our combined efforts have resulted in a thorough plan that should serve as a best practice for venues across the country and keep spectators, players, coaches and staff safe for every moment of their gameday experience."
As Indy Eleven continues to march towards next Saturday's "re-opener," the club will announce additional details regarding ticketing, broadcasts and more as they are finalized in the coming days.
As announced last week, Indy Eleven's schedule across the three months of regular season play will include four games against Group E foes Saint Louis FC, Louisville FC, and Sporting Kansas City II - the latter of which will come to Lucas Oil Stadium for all four 2020 matchups.
The squad's remaining non-group games will consist of meetings with Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC both home (August 15) and away (July 22, live on ESPN2), and a home contest against Hartford Athletic (July 29). Indy Eleven's 4-2 season opening win at Memphis 901 FC back on March 7 stands as the fourth out-of-group result in the Eleven's 16-game regular season calendar.
Indy Eleven's heated rivalry with Louisville City FC could reach new peaks in 2020, as the border combatants will face off four times in a five-week span, starting with Indy's first trip to the new Lynn Family Stadium on August 8. The Louisville-Indianapolis Proximity Association Football Contest (LIPAFC) participants meet once again in Kentucky on August 26 before coming to the right side of the Ohio River for pivotal late-season showdowns at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sept. 5 & 16. Those two LIPAFC games are part of a rare five-game homestand spanning the month of September, leading into the season finale on October 3 at Saint Louis FC.
Every game of the 2020 USL Championship season will air on the ESPN family of networks, with broadcasts on ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ bringing all the excitement of the first league in the United States to return to play in home markets directly to homes across the United States.
For more updates on the 2020 season as they are made available, please continue to visit indyeleven.com and uslchampionship.com.
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