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Rowdies hosting Independence Day Celebration July 6 with parachute demo, concert

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Tampa Bay Rowdies are hosting the club’s largest event of the season – the Independence Day Celebration – Thursday, July 6, at Al Lang Stadium as the Tampa Bay Rowdies take on FC Cincinnati.

Kickoff is at 8 p.m.

The night will begin with the U.S. Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team, widely known as the Para-Commandos, delivering the American Flag to the field from an altitude of 12,500 feet.

Para-Commandos are comprised of U.S. Special Operations Command personnel headquartered at Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base. Most members are combat veteran special operators from the U.S. Army Special Forces or Rangers, the U.S. Air Force’s Special Tactics Squadrons, U.S. Navy SEALs, or U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Raiders.

After the match, fans will enjoy a free concert by Kool & the Gang, presented by Big Storm Brewing Co., the Rowdies’ official craft beer partner and brewer of Kick in the Grass – a light, refreshing Pilsner style lager.

The multiple-platinum selling Kool & the Gang will get fans moving with top hits including “Celebration,” “Fresh” and “Get Down on It.” Kool & the Gang has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide and performed continuously for the past 35 years, longer than any rhythm and blues group in history. More of their smash hits include “Jungle Boogie,” “Too Hot” and “Fresh.”

The concert is included with the purchase of a match ticket. Tickets for the Independence Day celebration are available online or by calling (727) 222-2000.


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