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Tormenta FC Announces April 17 Home Opener Versus Fort Lauderdale CF

By Tormenta FC Staff -, 03/16/21, 1:59PM EDT


Limited-capacity crowd to be admitted at Erk Russell Park

South Georgia Tormenta FC // Aaron Cranford

STATESBORO, Ga. – South Georgia Tormenta FC announced today it will open its third professional season on Saturday, April 17, against Fort Lauderdale CF at Erk Russell Park, while the entire 2021 USL League One regular-season schedule will be released in the coming weeks. The match kicks off at 7 p.m. ET, and the club is excited to safely host a limited capacity crowd in Erk Russell Park.

Courtesy of Statesboro’s local Your Pie, all students will get a free ticket to Tormenta FC’s home opener (student tickets can be redeemed at the gate with valid identification) while individual tickets for the home opener can be purchased online or at the gates.

Tormenta FC asks all fans to wear masks until the vaccine becomes more widely available. Due to limited capacity, Tormenta FC urges all fans to purchase their tickets, including season tickets, half-season plan or quarter-season plan, in advance.

In 2020, Tormenta FC went 1-1-0 (W-L-D) versus Fort Lauderdale, defeating them on the road on Sept. 19 to notch Ian’s Cameron’s first professional win as Head Coach. Named USL League One Player of the Week for his performance, Curtis Thorn scored his first professional goal and recorded his first professional assist to Luca Mayr’s game-winning goal that night.

The following weekend, Tormenta FC will make its first road trip of the season to battle the 2020 USL League One runner-up, Union Omaha, in Werner Park on April 24.

Tormenta FC will continue following all protocols set by both local health authorities and those published by the USL. All league activities for the duration of the 2021 campaign were created in consultation with medical and infectious disease experts along with required government approvals.

Every game of the 2021 League One season will air on ESPN+, with a complete schedule to be announced in the coming weeks. Fans should download the Tormenta FC app to be the first to know about scheduling news and ticket deals.

For additional information and scheduling interviews, call (478-508-2604) or email: