UT Set to Host Tampa Bay Rowdies for 13th Annual Fitz Fest

UT Set to Host Tampa Bay Rowdies for 13th Annual Fitz Fest

TAMPA, Fla. - The University of Tampa men's soccer team is hosting the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the 13th annual Fitz Fest on Saturday, March 4th at Pepin Stadium.

The matchup is set to start at 7:00 p.m. with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. The 2017 Fitz Fest marks the sixth annual contest between the Spartans and Rowdies.

Fans can purchase tickets at the gate, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Adults are $10 and children (17 and under) are $5. UT students are free but a donation is appreciated.

The men's soccer program aspires to generate one full scholarship each year in Tom Fitzgerald's name, as the Tom Fitzgerald Scholarship Fund endowment was started in 2005.

After playing with the Tampa Bay Rowdies, Tom Fitzgerald started his coaching career as an assistant coach at the University of Tampa under legendary coach Jay Miller. Fitzgerald went on to win the Division II NCAA Championship in 1994 and also won a Division I National Championship as a head coach with UCLA. Fitzgerald's legacy at the University of Tampa will be here forever and all proceeds from this game will go to the Tom Fitzgerald scholarship fund.

Fans are asked to come out and support a great night of soccer in honor of Coach Fitzgerald.

University of Tampa Spartans vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies (Two-time NASL Champions)
Date: Saturday, March 4th, 2017
When: 7:00 p.m. Kickoff - Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Pepin Stadium, located at the University of Tampa
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa FL 33606

**Any donations can be made out to Tom Fitzgerald Scholarship Fund - Mailing address Men's Soccer attn.: Tom Fitzgerald Scholarship Fund, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Box I - Tampa Fl. 33606.

We, the University of Tampa men's soccer family, appreciate all your support to the program and assisting to our hopes in naming a full athletic scholarship in Fitzgerald's name.