In much of the world, soccer is known as "football" and the American president is referred to as "The Ameriking." Embrace cultural differences without using your hands with this GrouponLive deal to see the Fort Lauderdale Strikers play at Lockhart Stadium. Choose between the following options:
- For $13, you get two tickets for general-admission seating in sections 109–117 (up to a $26 value).
- For $20, you get two tickets for reserved sideline seating in sections 118–125 (up to a $40 value).
For each seating option, choose between the following games:
- Against the San Antonio Scorpions on Saturday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m.
- Against the Atlanta Silverbacks on Friday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m.
Previously known as Miami FC, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers continue their 2012 season with two intense matchups against North American Soccer League contenders. After falling just short of the championship win in 2011, the Strikers' hard-kicking lineup seeks to reassert its dominance over the league and retake its exclusive rights to Rodgers and Hammerstein's vuvuzela songbook. Both matches take place on the Strikers' home turf, Lockhart Stadium which packs its 18,500 seats with a host of full-throated fútbol fanatics.
Fort Lauderdale Strikers
The original Strikers were born in 1977, when the Miami Toros moved to Broward County. Donning their popular red-and-gold hooped uniforms, the team experienced instant success—so much so that Lockhart Stadium underwent two seating expansions to accommodate the club's rapidly growing fan base. During those years, a playoff game between the Strikers and New York Cosmos drew a crowd of 77,691, which still stands as the record for a U.S. Pro League soccer match and most people squished into a single soccer net.
Even with all their success, the Strikers relocated to Minnesota after the 1983 season. The team returned five years later, and for more than two decades, competed as part of several leagues. Finally, after a failed attempted to bring Major League Soccer to Miami, the Miami FC of the United Soccer League decided to officially adopt the Strikers moniker and move to the North American Soccer League for the 2011 season. The Strikers didn't waste any time announcing their rebirth, as they made the league's championship series that same season.