What on earth is this Unfortunately Not Inaugural Gameday stuff all about, then?
You’ve come to the right place to find out.
Let us explain:
We had planned for May 9 to be the date of our inaugural game at TCU School Field.
A special day that would culminate in an exhibition game bringing the community together for the very first time in support of their new club.
Understandably that won’t now be happening.
However, we are excited to announce that teams from around the world have agreed not to play us instead and the aim is for supporters to come together to stage a virtual tailgate on what would have been the date of South Bend Lions’ inaugural game.
So thanks to these great folk from around the world, we’re gearing up for an even more special day on May 9.
We’re selling commemorative etickets from both repthebend.com for $1 (buy as many as you want) for the games that won’t be played.
Proceeds raised will be utilized to provide support to COVID-19 relief funds in Indiana.
Here are some of the teams involved:
Indy Eleven (USA)
Visahka Football Club (Cambodia)
Oxford United (England)
York9 Football Club (Canada)
FC Mumbaikars (India)
Maryland Bobcats (USA)
Forward Madison (USA)
The verdict from the soccer world: