LANSING, Mich. – Lansing Ignite FC will host its first ‘Soccer For All’ match on Wednesday, June 19, when Toronto FC II comes into town for the second time this season. The match will kick off at 7 p.m. ET from Cooley Law School Stadium, with gates opening at 6 p.m. ET.
LIFC is proud to partner with the Salus Center to offer specially priced Corner Box Seat tickets with half of the proceeds to support the organization. The Salus Center is an LGBTQ resource and community center located at 408 S Washington Square to create space for and empower people to authentically live into their whole selves, no matter what intersecting identities they embody. Fans can click the link ABOVE to secure a $10 ticket to the match on June 19, with $5 going to support the Salus Center.
“We’re extremely grateful for Lansing Ignite’s support and commitment to engage with and give back to the LGBTQ+ community,” said Rev. Phiwa Langeni, Founder/Director of the Salus Center. “We look forward to ongoing partnerships with the club and other local organizations to shift culture. We’re excited to cheer on Lansing’s team on June 19!”
In addition, LIFC players and staff will be in attendance at Michigan Pride, volunteering and showing their support. On game day, LIFC will host multiple LGBTQ+ organizations on the concourse of Cooley Law School Stadium, and they will have opportunity to share resources with fans to learn more about inclusion and diversity. The Salus Center's Queer Quoir will also perform the national anthem before kickoff.
LIFC’s goal is to make Lansing a better place to live, work and play through its efforts in the community. Promoting soccer and education is a big part the club’s identity, which is why players, coaches and staff have volunteered or made appearances at numerous organizations and events across the Mid-Michigan region. Led by Head Coach Nate Miller, the youngest head coach across all U.S. professional soccer leagues (MLS, USL Championship and USL League One), Ignite FC has also developed an exciting and tough identity on the field to start the season. The professional club is one of the highest-scoring teams in League One, making every match a must-see event.