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Hammerheads to host MLS affiliate Toronto FC

Hammerheads Press Release

Wilmington, NC – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced on Thursday that they will be hosting their Major League Soccer affiliate Toronto FC on Wednesday, June 18 at Legion Stadium in Wilmington, NC. Tickets for the match go on sale on Friday, May 16.


"This friendly match is another great benefit of our strong partnership with Toronto," said Wilmington Hammerheads FC General Manager Jason Arnold. "We are excited to host the team and showcase their club to our fans and the City of Wilmington."


The match falls in the middle of Toronto's three-week gap in their game schedule in June.


"We are very excited to participate in a friendly match with Wilmington during the FIFA World Cup break," said Toronto FC General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. "Wilmington has done a great job thus far in providing our players on loan with everything they need to succeed and grow in a professional environment. This is another opportunity to strengthen our relationship with our affiliate club and bring Toronto FC into their market, all while giving our players match minutes during the break."


The Hammerheads currently have three players on loan from Toronto FC: Quillan Roberts, Jordan Hamiliton and Manu Aparicio.


The Hammerheads will be taking the field against Toronto in a match that will not affect their overall league points. "This is a great opportunity for our players to matchup against the highest level of soccer in North America," said Arnold.


Tickets for the event are available for purchase online, at the Hammerheads front office, or at the ticket booth when the gates open at Legion Stadium the day of the match. Ticket prices include: $20 for adults, $15 for youth, and $18 for seniors, military and students. Season ticket holders will be able to purchase tickets at a discounted rate.

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