Forward Madison FC will travel across the country in a nation-wide bus tour before its match on Sept. 14 in Richmond, Va., the club announced Monday. The “Irruption” Tour - named after the phenomenon of irregularly migrating birds - will make stops everywhere from Chicago to Mingo County, W. Va.
The Irruption Tour, styled after large-scale musical circuits, came to life after fans of North Carolina FC asked their former player (and current FMFC captain) Connor Tobin to bring them some Wisconsin beer. Forward front office staff, along with fans and soccer celebrities, will end the trip by delivering a keg of New Glarus Spotted Cow to those fans at the game.
FMFC will broadcast content from its tour bus, which was provided by Metro Kia of Madison, on its social media channels during the trip. The Tour will kick off on Sept. 12 from Breese Stevens Field in Madison.
Forward Madison currently sits in fourth place in its inaugural USL League One season, occupying the league’s final playoff spot with four matches remaining. The Flamingos will play two more games at home this year, including an exhibition against the Milwaukee Torrent on Sept. 17.
Tour Dates and Locations:
Madison, WI (Sept. 12)
Chicago, IL (Sept. 12)
Indianapolis, IN (Sept. 12)
Columbus, OH (Sept. 12)
??? (Sept. 13)
Asheville, NC (Sept. 13)
Raleigh, NC (Sept. 14)
Richmond, VA (Sept. 14)
Forward Madison FC’s inaugural season is here! The team will play its next home game on Sept. 17 vs the Milwaukee Torrent. Get tickets to see Forward Madison’s inaugural season at: https://www.forwardmadisonfc.com/tickets.