Rhode Island FC to host URI Night April 6

Discounted tickets available to students, faculty and staff

KINGSTON, R.I. – April 2, 2024 – The University of Rhode Island and the state’s new professional soccer team have teamed up for URI Night at Rhode Island FC on Saturday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m.

The game will be played at Bryant University’s Beirne Stadium, 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield. Discounted group tickets for $13 are available in advance. Students, faculty and staff are eligible for the discounted rate. For those unfamiliar with the team’s name, the FC stands for football club. Football is what countries around the world call the sport of soccer.

Anyone wearing Rhody gear to the match are encouraged to visit the club’s sales and services table to pick up some Rhode Island FC giveaways. Attendees are encouraged to stay until the end for a picture on the pitch after the match.

“We encourage our community members to attend this fun event with Rhode Island’s new soccer team,” said Ellen Reynolds, vice president for student affairs. “It’s a great opportunity to show your Rhody spirit and your support for the state’s new soccer team. We look forward to a continuing partnership with Rhode Island FC.”

“I am excited for this collaboration with Rhode Island FC and to come together with the URI community,” said Lucas DeWitt, coordinator of student organization advising and systems management for the Office of Student Involvement. “URI alumna Rachel Zingerman, a Rhode Island FC staff member, has been wonderful in creating this opportunity. I look forward to seeing plenty of Rhody spirit and Keaney Blue on April 6.”

Zingerman is one of five University of Rhode Island alumni and a current URI student who have helped the team launch its inaugural season.