Season ticket sales start Oct. 15; new general admission plan allows fans to see Tropics free

by Brian Ackley

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Tropics will start its season ticket sales for its sixth season in the Major Arena Soccer League on Oct. 15, and will adopt a new general admission policy for most of the RP Funding Center’s 200 level seats that will allow fans to attend for free this coming year.

Season tickets will cost from $100 for the supporters section, to $150 for midfield 200 level seats to $200 for 100 level seats. However, one complimentary parking pass per family will be included. 

In addition, Tropics Chief Executive Officer Dr. Panos Iakovidis said virtually all the arena’s 200 level seat will be available to fans on a first-come, first-serve basis for each home game during the upcoming season., with various local sponsors picking up the cost of those tickets to make available to the public at no charge.

“The Tropics and all our fantastic community partners recognize that the continued pandemic has been difficult on many of our fans and supporters, so we want to make games as accessible as possible to everyone who loves indoor soccer,” Dr. Iakovidis said. “Making many of our tickets free to our fans for the entire season is our way to say thank you for everyone’s continued commitment to soccer in our community. It’s always community first with us, and our sponsors are stepping forward to join us in that commitment to Lakeland, Polk County and all of Central and West Central Florida.”

Fans must park at the Lakeland Center and then will be allowed to take their parking receipt to the RP Funding Center Box office to convert that into the same number of general admission tickets as the number of occupants in the parking vehicle.

Single vehicle drivers will pay $10 to park, while those with two to eight passengers will pay $20 to park. Vehicles with nine or more passengers will pay $30. For fans wishing the best seats on a per game basis, a limited number of 100 level seats will be available for purchase at $10 each in addition to the parking charge. 

“With the cost of parking included in each season ticket package, this means those folks will actually be paying very little for the right to have the best seats, access to team events, and all the advantages and perks that will be attached to our best supporters,” Dr. Iakovidis added. “And, as most fans know, there isn’t a bad seat for indoor soccer anywhere in the whole arena, so those that take advantage of our 200 level general admission promotion will be able to enjoy an exciting, entertaining evening out at very little cost as well.”

The Tropics are the MASL”s defending regular season champions having posted a 2021 season record of 10-3 in the COVID shortened campaign. Making its first ever playoff appearance, Florida fell to the eventual league champion San Diego Sockers in a neutral site series in Ontario, California. 

They also won the 2019-20 Eastern Conference championship after going 18-3 in the regular season, but the league did not hold any playoffs that spring because of the pandemic. 

The Tropics will play a 24-game regular season schedule, found here. The team will open on the road on Saturday, Dec. 4 when they travel to meet the Baltimore Blast. The home opener will be Saturday, Dec. 18 when Florida host’s the Ontario Fury.

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