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San Antonio Scorpions

SCORPIONS HOME OPENER: 6PM, SUNDAY 4/15 VS. PUERTO RICO ISLANDERS | BUY TICKETS

4/15 Game Day Guide

The San Antonio Scorpions will host pre game festivities prior to the opening kickoff of the season home opener versus the Puerto Rico Islanders Sunday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m.

Festivities will begin at 3:00 p.m. with the Bud Light Tailgate Party. There will be Bud Light, Corona and food on sale. Live music, Bud Light Girls and Scorpions Girls will be on site as a part of the Tailgate Party to create an enjoyable atmosphere.

The Lynd Company will have a Fun Fest for all Scorpions fans of all ages to enjoy. At the event fans will be able to create their own signs and have their face painted. Scorpions players will be a part of the Fun Fest for autographs and pictures. A few team sponsors will have booths set up giving away promotional items.

SCORPIONSPOT, the official fun spot of the Scorpions, will also be set up for fans to enjoy. Food, drinks and entertainment will be available including the first edition of the Scorpions Foosball Tournament.

These and many other attractions will be a part of the pre game festivities. World-class juggler The Dominator will also be part of the action showing off his skills.

Fans will also be able to purchase new team merchandise.

The Scorpions will also have an official DJ at the stadium providing music before the game and during halftime. Fans will have the opportunity to interact with the Scorpions DJ via Twitter. Requests can be sent to @SAScorpionsDJ.

Fans will be able to enjoy food from various team sponsors. Food trucks will be set up at the tailgates.

All tailgating will take place at the parking lots of Morgan’s Wonderland and STAR Soccer Complex.

The gates of Heroes Stadium will open at 4:00 p.m. Parking will be available beginning at 2:00 p.m. for $5 at tailgating lots and for $8 for lots closer to Heroes Stadium.

Come out enjoy all of the fun and be a part of history as the Scorpions play their first ever home game.

Match Preview: 

After 36 years of absence of professional soccer in San Antonio, the Scorpions will play their home opener in the North American Soccer League (NASL) with the first ever meeting between the San Antonio Scorpions and the Puerto Rico Islanders.

The Scorpions made their debut in the NASL last week in a 0-0 draw with the Atlanta Silverbacks at Atlanta Silverbacks Park.  The Scorpions came up with a total of five shots, four of which were on target.  Goalkeeper Pat Hannigan kept a clean sheet coming up five saves.

The stage is set for the Scorpions to score their first ever goal in front of a massive home crowd.

Look for the Scorpions to be very aggressive in attack, as Hans Denissen and Pablo Campos will lead the charge.  Campos was the second leading scorer in the NASL last season and continued his goal-scoring form in preseason scoring six in five games.

In midfield, team captain Kevin Harmse will keep the tempo of the game feeding players out on the wings.  Walter Ramirez, Javier Saavedra, Wes Knight and Blake Wagner will look to create problems for the Islanders out on these areas.

Two-time MLS Cup winner Ryan Cochrane will be the leader of the back line.

The Puerto Rico Islanders opened up the 2012 NASL season with a 1-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rowdies.  Nicholas Addlery scored the only goal of the match on an assist by Jarad Van Schaik. Goalkeeper Richard Martin recorded a clean sheet after coming up with five saves.

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Frequently Asked Questions: 

Can I tailgate? Yes, in the STAR Soccer Complex and Morgan's Wonderland parking lots. Alcohol is not permitted in the Heroes Stadium parking lots. 

What time does tailgating begin? Tailgate festivities begin at 3:00 pm.

How much is parking? Parking is $5 at Morgan’s Wonderland and STAR Soccer Complex parking lots; and $8 in the Heroes Stadium Parking lots. Refer to parking map below.

Is alcohol allowed in stadium? Alcohol is not allowed in the stadium. 

What time do the gates open? Gates to Heroes Stadium open at 4:00 pm.

How do I get VIP parking? VIP parking passes are available for $120/season. Please call (210) 637-3411.

Will there be food available outside stadium? Yes, food trucks will at the Lynd Fun Fest area and Bud Light tailgate.

Are there concessions? Yes. Food will be offered inside Heroes Stadium and in the parking lots.