Rowdies to take on Bethlehem Steel FC in 2018 Season Home Opener

Our favorite season on Beach Drive is kicking off tomorrow night. That’s right, it’s the Rowdies Home Opener. Get ready to fill your Saturday nights with green and gold glory. To watch the sun set and the goals drive in to our opponents nets at Al Lang. Following a highly successful 2017 season, complete with an exciting playoff season, the Rowdies will go head-to-head against Bethlehem Steel FC.

Last weekend, both the Rowdies and Bethlehem Steel FC opened their seasons with wins. The Rowdies went 3-1 over North Carolina FC with goals from Leo Fernandes, Georgi Hristov, and Jack Blake. Since 2010, the Rowdies have gone unbeaten in home openers, with a record of 3-0-5 (W-L-T). Last year, the Rowdies topped Orlando City B in the home opener.

Bethlehem Steel FC opened their season with a dominant 4-1 home win over the Richmond Kickers last weekend, and reached top of the early-season Eastern Conference Standings.

Don’t miss this exciting game featuring two of the best teams in the USL!

Grab tickets to the the Rowdies v. Bethlehem Steel FC at Al Lang Stadium here.

Get geared up for the next game at the Rowdies online store.

From the Rowdies themselves:

The Basics
Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Bethlehem Steel FC
Saturday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. ET
Al Lang Stadium, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Follow us for live updates on Twitter at @RowdiesGameday

Tickets for Saturday’s match are available by calling (727) 222-2000 or clicking here. Gates open at 6 p.m.

How to Watch
The match will be broadcast locally on thisTV Tampa Bay and online on the USL’s official YouTube channel here.

There are several options for parking at Al Lang Stadium and around downtown. Parking in Lot A, right in front of the stadium, is for PASS HOLDERS ONLY and opens at 4 p.m. For more parking options, click here.

Tampa Bay: 1-0-0 (W-T-L), 3 points, 3rd place, Eastern Conference
Bethlehem Steel FC: 1-0-0 (W-T-L), 3 points, 1st place, Eastern Conference

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Megan Holmes

By day, Megan writes, project manages, and plays an executive assistant who needs an assistant at Big Sea. By early morning and late night, she lives at CrossFit9 with a barbell in her hands. She believes that exercise is the greatest prescription for every ailment, but that a hot cup of coffee and a nice sour beer will do in a pinch. She loves all things local – so you might spot her trying out a new eatery, biking around this beautiful city, or walking her beloved Shiba Inu, Max.

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