Photos and video from the news conference held yesterday follow the news release.
News release from the TinCaps:
College soccer returns to Parkview Field
IU, Notre Dame to lock horns at Shindigz National Soccer Festival
(March 1, 2011) – College soccer will return to downtown Fort Wayne during the 2011Â Shindigz National Soccer Festival. The Indiana Â Hoosiers are set to match up with the Notre DameÂ Fighting Irish in an exhibition match on April 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Parkview Field.
“We couldn’t be more excited to team up with Shindigz and bring soccer back to Parkview Field,”Â Shindigz National Soccer Festival director Terry Stefankiewicz said. “These are two nationally respectedÂ soccer programs and we’re proud to showcase them in Fort Wayne.”
The Hoosiers have won seven national championships while the Irish have won five conferenceÂ crowns. Both teams are coming off appearances in the NCAA Tournament in 2010.
Tickets purchased in advance are $7 for adults, $5 for kids college age (college ID required) andÂ under. On the day of the game, they will be $9 for adults, $7 for kids.
This will be the second straight year Indiana and Notre Dame have played at Parkview Field. TheÂ facility is the home of the Fort Wayne TinCaps, Class-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres.
“Last year we couldn’t have been happier with the Shindigz National Soccer Festival and we’reÂ looking forward to hosting it again,” TinCaps president Mike Nutter said. “Parkview Field is a first classÂ facility and a big part of that is its ability to host unique events like this.”
Shindigz returns as the primary title sponsor of the National Soccer Festival.
“We are proud to continue as the presenting sponsor of the Shindigz National Soccer Festival,”Â Shindigz President Shep Moyle said. “As the Â largest party supplier in the country, we are excitedÂ to be part of a very special event at Parkview Field that will benefit all of northeast Â Indiana. WeÂ have enjoyed our partnership so far and look forward to continued growth and expansion of theÂ Shindigz National Soccer Festival for the benefit of our youth and families across the Midwest.”