FC Tampa Bay spent two hours on the practice field at Shimberg Tuesday morning as it continues preparations for this Saturday's matchup with the Montreal Impact at Al Lang Stadium at 7:00 p.m.
The team worked on fitness training and short possession-style passing as it gets set to take on its Canadian counterparts in what is expected to be warm conditions this weekend.
FCTB and the Impact have become very familiar with one another in the early part of the 2011 campaign, having already played twice in the first month and a half. Midfielder Takuya Yamada gave FC Tampa Bay a 1-0 victory in the season opener on April 9 at Al Lang Stadium in the first meeting, and the teams played to a scoreless draw in Montreal on April 23 at Saputo Stadium.
And the team will be hosting its second annual Military Appreciation Night against Montreal, with special guests from our military in attendance.
To purchase tickets, call (813) 287-1539 or click here.
Night Practice at Gulf Coast United
FC Tampa Bay returns to work this Wednesday, May 18 with a special night practice at Gulf Coast United.
The session will take place at the GCU Seminole Junior Warhawks Complex located at 11800 125th St North in Largo starting at 7:00 p.m. The practice will take place on Field 1 and is free and open to the public.
For more information, call the FCTB office at (813) 287-1539.
Just a reminder for fans to arrive early for parking this weekend. The Al Lang stadium lot offers those who show up early a $5 spot, but the parking lot may fill up quickly. Fans may also park in the nearby South Core garage, reachable from First Ave. S., between First and Second Streets for $5. Another option is the BayWalk garage, a six-minute walk from the stadium, on Second Ave. N., between First and Second Sts. Rates for these facilities are $5, except for the Fourth of July.
Limited parking is also offered in the Progress Energy Center for the Arts/Mahaffey Theater garage for $5 when the garage is not in use by theater patrons. If fans decide to park on-street instead of lots and garages, they should pay close attention to the posted time limits or other requirements.