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4 things not to miss during Louisville City FC’s 2023 season ⚽

Derby City, get excited about a jam-packed season of football fun.

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LouCity fans it’s almost time to head back to Lynn Family Stadium.

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Calling all soccer fans. Louisville City FC has a packed schedule for this season, with the home opener on Saturday, March 25. After defeat in the USL Championship Final last year, now more than ever the team is on the hunt and eager for a chance to capture the championship title for a third time in 2023. ⚽

Excited yet? We’ve got the inside scoop on who to watch and what to do when you attend a game at Lynn Family Stadium.

How to grab tickets

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Grab your BFFs and head to Lynn Family Stadium for the next LouCity game.

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Both season memberships and individual game tickets are on sale. Season memberships start at $17 each for 17 games (good for a chairback seat at Lynn Family Stadium or spot in the supporter zone) and come with a ton of benefits including first access to parking, exclusive events, an opportunity to get tickets to playoff matches, and more.

Pro tip: $8 special-rate student tickets are available for all games.

Who to watch

Josh Wynder of Louisville City FC dribbles a soccer ball

Experts project the LouCity Academy graduate — who had a breakout 2022 season — has a $1 million value.

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  • The Wynder brothers, defender Josh and midfielder Elijah, are part of a small group of players who signed professional deals straight out of the club’s youth academy. Josh started 21 of his 24 USL Championship appearances last year and was named one of five finalists for U.S. Soccer’s 2022 Young Male Player of the Year award. After returning from a 2021 knee injury, Elijah helped secure a win for LouCity in the Eastern Conference Final of the 2022 USL Championship Playoffs against the Tampa Bay Rowdies by scoring the game-winning goal. He was also honored with the inaugural USL Championship Comeback Player of the Year award, presented by Shift4.
  • Forward Cameron Lancaster is poised for a bounce-back campaign after a hamstring pull and groin strain reduced his 2022 regular season contributions to only two starts in eight appearances. However, when on the pitch he proved as explosive as ever, scoring four goals in limited action. He’s also one of two players with multiple 20-goal seasons in the league (2018, 2021).
  • Forward Brian Ownby (who turns 33 this season) has only grown more effective in the later stages of his career. Ownby, who remains faster than counterparts a decade younger, scored a career-high nine goals during the 2022 regular season and chipped in the club’s only scoring strike in the USL Championship Final — despite playing at less than 100% due to a leg injury.
  • Goalkeeper Oliver Semmle recently signed with LouCity after a trial with Colorado Rapids. In 2021, he helped Marshall University capture the NCAA National Championship. The German native joins returning goalkeepers Kyle Morton + Danny Faundez who have both have missed time during the preseason due to injury, giving Semmle opportunity to shine in LouCity’s friendlies.

Catch up on more player storylines before the 2023 season kickoff.

Can’t-miss games

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Since launching in 2015, the boys in purple have reached at least the league’s conference final in all eight of their seasons.

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Mark your calendars for these must-see matches:

  • Saturday, March 25: Home Opener vs. El Paso Locomotive FC
  • Saturday, April 15: College Night/Purple Out vs. San Antonio FC
  • Saturday, May 13: Pups at the Pitch Night vs. Miami FC
  • Saturday, July 29: Fill the Fam Night vs. Indy Eleven
  • Saturday, Oct. 14: Fan Appreciation Night vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies

Before the game

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The Fan Zone offers entertainment for all ages.

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Download the new LouCity app to navigate game day, manage or re-sell tickets, and access live player stats + team info. The Fan Zone opens 90 minutes before kickoff at Gate 5 on the stadium’s the north/waterfront end, and offers entertainment for all ages, including: inflatables, lawn games, mini pitch soccer, and sponsor activations. Bonus: Get $2 beers in the Fan Zone from 90 minutes to 30 minutes before kickoff.

Bookmark this page to have easy access to tickets throughout the season. See you at the stadium, Louisville.*

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