Indy Eleven is excited to announce the fourth annual Craft Brew Festival, set for Saturday, May 6 at Carroll Stadium.
Featuring a two-hour tasting ahead of a 7:30 p.m. kickoff against FC Edmonton, a $40 package gets you into the event, plus a commemorative Indy Eleven tasting cup and a ticket in the Brickyard Battalion section.
The festival includes at least 13 breweries with all but one bringing samples for tasting from right here in the Hoosier State, and more breweries may be added leading up to the event.
Spring is on the way and so is the 2016 Indy Eleven soccer season. The action begins April 9 at Carroll Stadium against the Ottawa Fury.
Through our partnership with Indy Eleven, you can order tickets for this game and any other match during the 2016 Indy Eleven season before they go on sale to the general public.
Access this special presale opportunity now, running through 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 29. To order your Indy Eleven tickets starting at only $11, visit http://presale.indyeleven.com and enter the code PRESALE.
I love to tackle (no pun intended) stories that fall under the Business of Sports banner, combining business elements with the games we love to watch and play. Our team did some excellent work in BizVoice from Nov-Dec 2013 through Sept-Oct 2014, with a summary available here.
The Indy Eleven, in a rare Wednesday night game on August 19, is mixing soccer action with a “Networking Night” featuring business leaders representing a variety of industries.
A pre-game reception, open forum with the business representatives, dinner, two drink vouchers and exciting professional soccer (7:30 p.m. against the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Carroll Stadium) are all included for just $25. Tickets are now available.
Indy Eleven will host “Craft Brew Night” (presented by Kroger) on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Carroll Stadium 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. prior to the match vs. Ottawa Fury FC.
The event, dubbed “The World’s Game, Indiana’s Beer,” will feature offerings from many of the state’s top craft brewers. On hand will be:
Barley Island (Noblesville)
Carson’s Brewery (Evansville)
Flat 12 (Indianapolis)
Fountain Square (Indianapolis)
Oaken Barrel (Greenwood)
People’s Brewing (Lafayette)
Quaff On (Nashville)
Scarlet Lane (McCordsville)
Sun King (Indianapolis)
Tow Yard (Indianapolis)
Tin Man (Evansville)
A highlight of the evening’s festivities will include Flat 12 Bierwerks’ unveiling of the name and logo for their new English Pale Ale, created in honor of Indy Eleven and the team’s independent supporters group, the Brickyard Battalion. Fans are encouraged to visit Flat 12 Bierwerks’ blog to see the five name and logo pairings for this delicious new addition to the Indy Eleven corporate partner’s stable of beers.
A limited number of tickets will be available for this Craft Brew Night event, so fans interested in securing their spots can go online to purchase their $25 game/tasting ticket combo pack or $11 Craft Brew tasting event passes or call (317) 685-1100 during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.). Fans should also be on the lookout for contest offerings surrounding Craft Brew Night on Indy Eleven’s Facebook, Twitterand Instagram channels and Reddit throughout this week, including free ticket packages and Indy Eleven merchandise.
The Indy Eleven may be going through a few growing pains on the field (1 win, 6 losses and 4 draws but with a number of close, heartbreaking setbacks) as a first-year team in the North American Soccer League, but the franchise has a perfect mark at the gate — six home games in league play and six sellouts.
All games are played on Saturday evenings with the exception of an upcoming Wednesday contest (August 6) against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. The team has a special “Happy Hour Night” offer available for businesses and individuals with a game ticket and hospitality package for just $25. Details are available here.
The Indiana Chamber’s BizVoice magazine featured the off-field success of the franchise in its March-April issue this year. Check out the story if you missed it, and check out the state’s newest professional team and the excitement of the soccer experience on August 6.
If you haven’t been to an Indy Eleven contest yet, you may be in the minority as the state’s new professional soccer team has created quite the buzz while filling its seats in Carroll Stadium. (And you can read our feature story on the team in the March/April BizVoice.)
The squad is closing out the spring season (the North American Soccer League split the year into two seasons because of the World Cup) with three home matches in May.
Here are links to tickets so you can treat yourself or your family to some high-level soccer: