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Rochester Lancers Introduce Safe Suite

September 23, 2020 - Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) - Rochester Lancers News Release

The Rochester Lancers want to make their game atmosphere as safe as possible for the 2021 MASL season.

Rochester's only professional soccer team has devised a revolutionary way to keep their biggest supporters in a safe environment at their indoor games..Quite appropriately, it is called Safe Suite.

Safe Suite allows fans to sit and watch a game safely during these challenging times.

"We have no idea what our governor will mandate prior to our season opener but we will be ready," Lancers owner Salvatore "SoccerSam" Fantauzzo said. "We've been focusing on every COVID safety detail since March in our other businesses and will continue to make sure that all our indoor games are COVID-19 safe. We will have safety shields, distance decals, sanitize stations, social distancing seating and now a first for soccer ... the Safe Suite!"

Safe Suite is a 4' X 4' vinyl area that protects fans on all sides. Each Safe Suite sits two people, with enough room for game refreshments. Supporters can zip up the plastic front shield for even more protection.

"Season ticket holders can reserve Safe Suites for the season," Lancers Director of Operations, Kayla Kent-Moreira said. "We will have 10 for our indoor games."

The Safe Suites will be located on each side of the home and visiting team benches at the Dome Arena.

"They won't have anyone close next to them," Fantauzzo said. "It's designed for the fans who are extra Covid concerned."

The Lancers' Safe Suite is believed to be a first for an American sports team.

Many sports team owners have tried to think of ways to keep their fans safe. It is believed no club has come up with such a unique way to enjoy and keep safe at a sporting event during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I think Safe Suite can be used for any sporting event," Fantauzzo said. "I hope more people consider using them if our economy is going to open up."

If season ticket holders decide to upgrade to Safe Suite, they will have to pay $50 for each person, a total of $100 extra, for the season. Season tickets cost $150 per fan. To reserve your safe suite you can contact [email protected]

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