Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cheerleaders to the rescue!

Miami FC has been working on getting fans to FIU Stadium and one strategy is to work with the FIU Cheerleaders.
FIU recently had a budget reduction which affected the Cheerleaders and other Athletic Department programs. I was able to get in touch with Tommy Knapp, Director of Tickets/Hospitality for Miami FC and he pointed out the following:

First, the FIU Cheerleaders will be at the games from here on to help raise funds for their program through a number of initiatives. They will be cheering at the remainder of our home games. They will be selling tickets to Miami FC home games on campus and in the S FLA community. They will also be joining in promotional outings such as festivals, soccer related tournaments, charity events, etc. The objective is to join forces and develop greater awareness, community support and revenue streams for both organizations.There are 42 girls on the team who will all be involved, with 15 of them acting as the main Miami FC cheer team. The team is lead by Maria George, a former Dolphin cheerleader.
For more on the Cheerleaders be sure to visit
Support your FIU Cheerleaders and support Miami FC!
All pictures by Robert Scorca
Be sure to check out the most recent podcast at Ultras President Pieter Brown interviews Tommy Knapp and Aaron Davidson of Miami FC and later discusses the games, cheerleaders, marketing and just about anything with me, Uncle Ed! Go HERE

A great blog to view is The Kartik Report. Kartik gives a Miami FC Midseason Report worth reading so go do it! HERE

Miami FC Fans! Be sure to meet up with the Ultras for a Watch Party at Fritz & Franz Bierhaus in Coral Gables this Friday July 24 at 8pm as the Blues play away versus the Minnesota Thunder. Come out and support the Blues. You get a special 10% discount if you say you are with the Ultras!


ERIC said...

Dude, this is awesome news. This participation from the girls WILL bring more awareness to Miami FC. This is great!- ERIC

Anonymous said...

We want MLS and not USL

Uncle Ed said...

I'd like MLS in Miami too, but we need Miami FC to succeed if we ever want MLS to return.
Everyone needs to go to Fritz & Franz this Friday July 24 for the watch party. Vamos Miami!

Sabrina =) said...

does anyone have a bigger copy of the picture of the cheerleaders in the goal?