The Tampa Bay Rowdies are serious about joining the MLS. So serious, in fact, they’re giving themselves a taste during the 2017 Suncoast Invitational.
The Rowdies are in a field with five MSL teams, including league runner-up Toronto. Montreal was the Eastern Conference runner-up.
In addition, the tournament includes D.C. United, the Philadelphia Union and the Chicago Fire.
Four of the five MLS teams in this year’s edition of the Rowdies Suncoast Invitational qualified for the 2016 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs.
Along with their participation in the Rowdies Suncoast Invitational, the Impact will have an extended visit to St. Petersburg for their preseason training camp. During their time in the Sunshine City, the Montreal Impact will call Al Lang Stadium home, using the field, locker room and gym facilities alongside the Rowdies.
Tickets range from $15 to $20 in the main stadium bowl to $30 for the Midfielder’s Club and Reserve sections. A ticket includes all matches on a specific day. 2017 Tampa Bay Rowdies season ticket members will receive a complimentary ticket to one of the two match days of their choice (2/18 or 2/25).
Tickets to the Rowdies Suncoast Invitational will be available at Ticketmaster.com and will go on sale at 9 A.M. on Thursday, January 19.
Saturday, February 18 – Al Lang Stadium (St. Petersburg)
Montreal Impact vs. D.C. United, 5 p.m.
Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Philadelphia Union, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 22 – Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex (Clearwater)
Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact – 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 25 – Al Lang Stadium
Toronto FC vs. Chicago Fire, 3 p.m.
Philadelphia Union vs. D.C. United, 5 p.m.
Tampa Bay vs. Montreal Impact, 7:30 p.m.