Big Top Soccer Announces New Green Bay Soccer Team

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Published: Oct. 27, 2018 at 11:12 AM CDT
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Big Top Soccer announced a new team in Green Bay, that will join USL League Two ahead of the 2019 season.

The club will play its home games at the newly built Capital Credit Union Park in Ashwaubenon.

The launch is being led by Big Top Soccer’s managing director, Peter Wilt.

Green Bay will share a home with the Northwoods League summer collegiate baseball team, the Green Bay Bullfrogs, at Captial Credit Union Park. The new venue, which is located less than one mile from historic Lambeau Field, will open in May 2019.

"It's really turning around, kind of connecting our retail district down to Titletown, that's another level of sports entertainment for the community to enjoy," said Allison Awanson, Ashwaubenon Village Manager.

The FIFA certified field will bring the best college soccer players together from across the country and inspire an already growing interest in the sport.

"Often times when a soccer team plays with a baseball team, the field is compromised, but here it's going to be an official width, official length for soccer," said Peter Wilt, Managing Director of Big Top Soccer.

Green Bay is the 5th team to join the amateur soccer league ahead of the 2019 season; joining more than 70 teams across north America.

"I think this is another feature that will give them another interest or reason to why to do a younger tournament here with being able to expose themselves to a higher level of soccer playing at the same time," said Swanson.

On the field, the team will be led by former MLS All-Star, and De Pere resident, Brian Kamler.

The veteran professional soccer player will serve as head coach and technical director.

During a decorated career, Kamler won the 1998 CONCACAF Champions League, two MLS Cups and two US Open Cup titles.

"He's also a good person off the field, he was awarded 'Humanitarian of the Year' in Major League Soccer and he's going to be an important part of our outreach in the community," said Wilt.

Fans will have the opportunity to be a part of the naming process.

There will be a one-week window to submit names. The team encourages submissions that reflect the history, tradition, culture, or geography of Green Bay. Fans will then have a week to vote on the top submissions in a weeklong advisory poll.

The team is accepting season ticket deposits now. Fans can secure their spot for the 2019 season with a $25 deposit per seat. Season tickets start for as low as $75 for the Supporters’ Section, a primarily standing and singing area, up to $425 per ticket for a premium club experience that includes food and drink options. Fans who place a deposit will be entered in to a drawing to win two 2019 season tickets, 2019 season scarves, and a meet and greet with the team.

Fans can also place deposits for group ticket options. A single game suite will be available for $1,200 that includes premium food options, a self-service bar and personal wait staff. Tickets for club seats will be available for $40, with food and drink options included. Club seats with food and drink, plus access to an indoor, climate-controlled area will sell for $40. Tickets with access to the Party Deck will sell for $25.

Single game tickets will go on sale approximately one month before the season begins.