MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – As the West Virginia University men’s soccer team prepares to kick off its 2014 season at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium, WVU officials are planning several exciting promotions for Mountaineer fans.
“Our home schedule is as diverse as it’s ever been. We have challenged ourselves once again with a schedule that will test our team every time out,” coach Marlon LeBlanc says. “We are looking forward to welcoming our opponents to Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium, a place where we have created a great home field advantage.”
Three “Dollar Days” are scheduled this season, with the first set for the Mountaineers’ home season opener against St. John’s on Friday, Aug. 29, at 5:30 p.m. All tickets, hot dogs, popcorn and Coca-Colas are available for $1 each on “Dollar Days,” with the promotion also running for the Virginia Tech match, set for Thursday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m., and the UC Irvine match on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.
WVU’s home opener on Aug. 29 also is a “Gold Rush,” with all fans encouraged to wear gold in support of the Mountaineers. Additionally, the first 200 fans will receive smartphone wallets, the first 200 Mountaineer Maniacs will receive a koozie and all fans can pick up a 2014 men’s soccer schedule poster.
The first 200 Mountaineer Maniacs who attend West Virginia’s match against Oakland on Monday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m., will receive the 2014 men’s soccer fan shirt. A postgame clinic also is scheduled, with kids 13 and under who attend the match invited to a free clinic at the Men’s Soccer Practice Field following the competition. Also, the match is “Camper Reunion Day,” and all youth soccer campers from this past summer are asked to wear their camp t-shirt to the game and clinic.
The Mountaineers’ Thursday, Sept. 4 match against Virginia Tech will be broadcast on NSCAATV.com. The first 100 Mountaineer Maniacs will receive a Maniac soccer scarf.
Sunday, Sept. 7, is “Youth Soccer Day,” and all area soccer teams are invited to Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium to watch the Mountaineers battle St. Francis (Pa.) and celebrate U.S. Youth Soccer Month. Kids 13 and under, who bring a completed Musket Coloring Sheet to the Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium gate, will receive one free youth admission and will be entered into a drawing to win a plush Musket toy. The coloring sheet can be found HERE
WVU students who are members of on-campus WVU club sports are encouraged to attend the UC Irvine match on Thursday, Sept. 11. Various contests will take place throughout the night, including the annual Qdoba burrito eating contest. The first 200 Mountaineer Maniacs will receive a Maniac bandana.
The Fri., Sept. 26 match against Niagara at 7 p.m. has been designated as WVU Faculty/Staff Night, and all faculty and staff will receive a coupon via email for free admission.
“Senior Night” is scheduled for the team’s regular-season home finale against Buffalo on Saturday, Nov. 1. WVU’s three seniors – Andy Bevin
, Paul Ehrenworth
, Lee Johnston
– will be honored prior to the match.
The Mountaineer Ticket Office is now offering a Varsity Sports Flex Plan, a bargain for families who plan on attending a WVU varsity sporting event. Flex plan packages are available for just $20. A package provides 10 vouchers redeemable for single game tickets at any of these WVU sporting events: women’s soccer, men’s soccer, volleyball, gymnastics and wrestling.
Flex plan packages can be purchased online HERE
, by calling 1-800-WVU GAME or by stopping by the Mountaineer Ticket Office in the WVU Coliseum.