2012 Rowdies Retro Night
Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Carolina RailHawks
Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Al Lang Stadium, St. Petersburg, Florida
Fans are encouraged to wear retro Rowdies apparel and tickets will be available at the 1975 inaugural Rowdies price of $7.50 in General Admission or Lower Goal Reserved seating.
To receive this special offer fans must contact the front office at 813-287-1539 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Discounted tickets for the match will only be available until 12 noon on the day of game.
Fans can also buy tickets for Wednesday night's match and all Rowdies home games by emailing email@example.com or by clicking here.
Tickets will be available at the box office at Al Lang Stadium beginning at 4:30 p.m. on gameday as well.
The match can be seen live online at RowdiesSoccer.com - Play-by-Play: Mike Pepper
What’s at Stake:
The Tampa Bay Rowdies host Carolina in their third match of the season, where they look to get their second straight win after a 1-0 victory over FC Edmonton in their home opener.
2011 Season Series:
Tampa Bay posted a 0-0-4 mark (W-T-L) against Carolina last season, the only league team that the club failed to earn a point against in 2011. Carolina scored first in three of the four meetings to sweep the season series on its way to the regular season league title.
Last time Out:
The Tampa Bay Rowdies defeated FC Edmonton 1-0 in the 2012 Home Opener at Al Lang Stadium on Saturday night. Defender Takuya Yamada scored in the 20th minute after a pass from defender Andres Arango for the lone goal. Yamada's goal marked the second straight season that he notched the game-winner in the home opener, following his goal in the 85th minute in last season's 1-0 over Montreal on April 9.
Carolina has tied its first two games of the 2012 season, coming off a 4-4 draw in their home opener against Atlanta last Saturday night. Colin Clarke is in his first season at the helm of the Carolina RailHawks after five successful seasons with league rival, the Puerto Rico Islanders. Carolina forward Nick Zimmerman ranks tied for first in the NASL with two goals thus far.
Rowdies Head Coach Ricky Hill
"We had a good game Saturday and emotionally it was a good win for us. It was our first home game, a great crowd here giving us awesome vocal support and the players were up for that game. We managed to get the three points and we're hoping to do the same tomorrow night. Emotionally, we need to get where we were on Saturday. Sometimes that's not so easy, having three games in seven days."
The Rowdies travel to Atlanta this Saturday, April 21 for their first meeting against the Silverbacks this season. Following that match, Tampa Bay hosts rival Ft. Lauderdale on Saturday, April 28 at Al Lang Stadium.