The Rochester Lancers have given soccer fans a deal that they can’t refuse.
Fans can purchase season tickets for $99 — for three Lancers teams.
That includes the Lancers’ indoor team, which starts up again at the Dome Arena in suburban Henrietta, N.Y., the Lancers’ men’s and women’s teams as well. And that includes any playoff or championship games.
The indoor squad will kick off play with two games in the Major Arena Soccer League each in January, February and March.
The Lancers’ men’s indoor team will continue performing in the National Premier Soccer League in May as will the Lady Lancers in United Women’s Soccer in that month as well.
Lancers patriarch Soccer Sam Fantzuzzo said on his Saturday radio show, Kick This! that after signing two title sponsors this past week — they will be announced soon — the team wanted “to give back to our fans.”
“We want fans to come to our games,” he added. “We came up with an idea. You won’t even believe us. And I hope all you soccer people help us, support us, share this. We’re going to do a $99 season ticket.
“Let’s sell out this, baby! The first 1,000 season ticket holders, we’re going to hold that price. It’s the best deal in sports, the best deal in town.”
After playing at the Rochester Rhinos stadium this past year, both Lancers outdoor teams will return to play at Charles A. Schiano Field at Aquinas Institute.
“Doug Miller and I had an amazing meeting with the Aquinas family this week and they’re welcoming us back and a lot of surprises,” Fantauzzo said of the Lancers’ president. “All the things you want in a real professional-type venue will be at Aquinas Institute. It will be amazing.”