Lisle, Illinois ~The Chicago Red Stars will play their 2013 home matches at theVillage of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex during their inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).
The Red Stars have moved to the professional soccer ranks after two successful semi-professional seasons. Among the Red Stars' top performers are Olympic gold medalist Shannon Boxx, Canadian National Team players and Olympic bronze medalists Erin McLeod and Carmelina Moscato, and Mexican National Team stalwarts Maribel Dominguez and Dinora Garza.
The season at Benedictine will feature VIP field-side and goal-line seating, as well as a beer garden and open pregame tailgating. With the additional seating options, the facility will accommodate around 3,600 spectators.
Each of the league's eight clubs will play 22 games during a 19-week span this season, with most games played on weekends and holidays. The top four teams from regular season play will qualify for the NWSL playoffs and compete in the semifinals Saturday, August 24. The NWSL will crown its inaugural champion on Saturday, August 31.
Tickets are available at www.chicagoredstars.net or by calling (773) 697-8699.
Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. A 2016 PayScale Inc. report ranked BenU one of the top 10 colleges in Illinois for return on investment and in the top 20 percent nationally. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ben.edu.