Haute 100 MIA: Riccardo Silva’s Soccer Club Announces Official Home Stadium


Riccardo Silva
Riccardo Silva

Miami’s first official soccer club has been working feverishly to prepare for its 2016 inaugural season. As a result, Miami FC has finally unveiled its home stadium. The soccer club will be calling Ocean Bank Field at Florida International University (FIU) Stadium its official home.

Miami FC, co-owned by Riccardo Silva, president and founder of sports media rights group MP & Silva, as well as soccer legend Paolo Maldini, former player for A.C. Milan and the Italy national team, is looking forward to connect with Miami’s communities through one of the world’s favorite sport—soccer.

“This is Miami’s team,” Silva said. “By calling the FIU stadium home we are taking a step further to building a strong and passionate fan base in our city.”

The university is delighted to be the soccer club’s home stadium. FIU President, Mark B Rosenberg, says the university is excited to provide a proper home for the soccer club and ring in the 2016 NASL spring season. Rosenberg welcomes all Miami FC fans to cheer the team on in their 20,000-seat stadium located at 11200 SW 8th Street.

“FIU is all about win-win partnerships,” Rosenberg said. “We are thrilled to be working with Riccardo Silva and delighted that our students will be getting internships through this partnership.”

Two weeks ago, the soccer club announced it will be hosting open tryouts Nov. 21–22.

“We have been diligently scouting for top talent to build a high caliber team that will make Miami proud,” said Alessandro Nesta, who was recently announced as Miami FC’s head coach. “We expect great things from our open tryouts and are looking forward to seeing what South Florida’s top players have to offer.”

Tryouts will be held at Barry University located at 11300 NE 2nd Avenue Miami Shores, FL 33161. Anyone interested in trying out for the team can fill out a registration form on Miami FC’s official website at www.miamifc.com. The registration went live on Friday, Oct. 16 at 1:00 p.m.

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