Spartans to Host USF for 15th Annual Fitz Fest

Spartans to Host USF for 15th Annual Fitz Fest

TAMPA, Fla. - The University of Tampa men's soccer team is hosting the University of South Florida in the 15th annual Tom Fitzgerald Memorial Soccer Festival on Saturday, March 23 at UT's Pepin Stadium.

The matchup is set to start at 7:30 p.m. with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. The 2019 Fitz Fest will feature the local Tampa colleges who also meet annually for the Rowdies Cup prior to the fall regular season.

Fans can purchase tickets at the gate, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Adult tickets will cost $10 while children (17 and under) are $5.

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. University of South Florida Bulls
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019
When: 7:30 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.