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Hello and Welcome from our VB City FC Family,
As Virginia Beach City FC kicks off its sixth season of soccer, I’m excited to help lead our club into a new chapter. Soccer is one of the fastest growing sports in Hampton Roads and has undoubtedly taken its place as a major sport in our country. The 2018 MLS Cup is evidence of this, drawing 73,019 in attendance. I believe the sport will continue to grow as we get closer to the United States hosting the World Cup in 2026.
Our club has been built organically to serve the Coastal Virginia Metro through our men’s and women’s teams, our Academy of over 500 competitive youth and our new Foundation through the Major League Development Association to launch in 2019 – touching over 1,000 youth in total with all types of backgrounds, nationalities and demographics.
As the area’s top professional soccer organization, Virginia Beach City FC has made significant changes for 2019 including moving from amateur players to professional players providing the full player development model from youth to professional and further adding to VB City FC’s ability to have a year round branding presence.
We secured a multi-year agreement with D.C. United of Major League Soccer exclusively in Hampton Roads in 2018. Our Head Coach, Brian Hinkey, was named as the Head Scout for the area. The basis of the arrangement is to expand D.C. United’s scouting network and development opportunities for players in Hampton Roads. Our club neutral talent center has attracted hundreds of players across multiple clubs with two players earning the opportunity to join D.C. United Academy.
To help improve the fan experience, we have relocated our home games to Powhatan stadium located at Old Dominion University’s campus, located within the Hampton Roads beltway. The brick front stadium is central and easily accessible to all of Hampton Roads featuring a brand new turf field installed last year and 2,800 seats surrounding the entire field delivering an intimate fan experience. We are planning a festival style event prior to each game, featuring live music, food trucks and events for kids, families and soccer enthusiast. We are also empowered to dress the stadium up to give our fans an authentic professional soccer experience.
We are grateful for our supporters. Neptune’s Armada has continually supported our team at every home game since inception five years ago and throughout the year on social media. As our organization pushes for a higher level of soccer we believe Neptune’s Armada will continue to grow with us and believe that this passionate support will also help translate to positive goodwill for our corporate partners and sponsors.
Over the last five years, we have been building a solid foundation that is fiscally responsible so that our families, kids and future generations will be able enjoy the same Virginia Beach City FC we enjoy now. We will continue to responsibly reinvest into the club and the community we serve.
We invite you to join the Virginia Beach City FC family and as we continue to build a special soccer experience for kids, families and soccer enthusiast for many years to come.
I’m pleased to share our promotion partners package with you.
Thank you for taking the time to invest in your community and become part of our story as we look to grow soccer in the United States.
Go VB City FC!
Steven A. Wagoner
Founder | President