Pacific FC is set to kick off their inaugural Canadian Premier League season against HFX Wanderers FC at Westhills Stadium Sunday, April 28th at 4pm. Tickets for the game sold out on Thursday afternoon with some standing room tickets left.
Gates open at 1pm with performances from Stages Performing Arts and the Military Dixie Land Band. Beer gardens will be open and there will be a post-game concert from Towers & Trees and Deep Sea Gypsies.
“There is excitement from our players, staff and throughout the city,” said Rob Friend, CEO, Pacific FC. “We have been working hard in all aspects of our club to provide an exceptional football experience to Vancouver Island and the time has finally come to take the field.”
There is a predicted rivalry between the two coastal teams, many Pacific FC team members have played under Halifax Head Coach Stephen Hart through their National Team training and are familiar with his keen coaching abilities. In current Canadian professional sports coast-to-coast match ups are non-existent. In fact, it’s the third furthest distance in professional soccer for two teams to play each other in the world.
“Our team has been working hard to be prepared for this very special season opener. I feel we have come a long way since the start and I can’t wait to see the boys out there competing,” said Michael Silberbauer, Head Coach, Pacific FC. “It is an exciting time for our club and for soccer in Canada in general.”
The team roster includes:
Forwards: Marcus Haber, Terran Campbell, Issey Nakajima-Farran
Midfield: Ben Fisk, Victor Blasco, José Hernandez, Noah Verhoeven, Alessandro Hojabrpour
Defenders: Hendrik Starostzik, Lukas MacNaughton, Matthew Baldisimo, Kadin Chung, Blake Smith, Ryan McCurdy, Émile Legault
Goalkeepers: Mark Village, Nolan Wirth
Parking Info at Westhills: https://pacificfc.canpl.ca/parking-at-westhills-stadi
Transportation Info to Westhills: https://pacificfc.canpl.ca/transportation-services
ABOUT PACIFIC FOOTBALL CLUB
Founded in 2018, Pacific Football Club brings professional football to Vancouver Island. Playing out of a renovated, 6000-seat Westhills Stadium in Langford, the club will provide an outlet for Canadian soccer players to compete at the professional level of the sport on home soil. Fans will be able to enjoy the thrilling, fast-paced sporting atmosphere associated with the sport when the Canadian Premier League season kicks off in April 2019.
For season ticket information: https://pacificfc.canpl.ca/pacific-football-club-ticketing
ABOUT THE CANADIAN PREMIER LEAGUE
Canadian Premier League (CPL) is Canada’s professional men’s soccer league set to debut on April 27, 2019. Playing in world-class and unique venues, and partnering with strong community-led ownership groups, the CPL is a league for Canadians by Canadians that will bring professional soccer to communities coast-to-coast.