Wenger to Play at Clipper Stadium

By on July 15, 2015
Warwick grad Andrew Wenger returns to Clipper Magazine Stadium

Warwick grad Andrew Wenger’s team, Philadelphia Union, will take on the City Islanders at Clipper Magazine Stadium on Aug. 31.

Fans of the world’s most popular sport, get ready!  Top level soccer is coming to Clipper Magazine Stadium in August. The home of Lancaster’s professional baseball team will be converted into a soccer pitch for two Harrisburg City Islanders home games, including an exhibition against the 2014 US Open Cup runner-up, the Philadelphia Union on Monday, August 31.

The City Islanders, known as “Giant Killers” in the U.S. Open Cup with a 4-4-1 record against Major League Soccer clubs, will be bringing their “A-Game” against their MLS Partners from Philadelphia.

Making a return home to Lancaster will be the Union’s Andrew Wenger, the former Warwick High School standout and National High School Player of the Year.  The 24-year old Wenger is second on the Union in minutes played this season in his first full year with the Philadelphia club.  The 2011 Hermann Trophy winner as the nation’s top collegiate soccer player scored six goals and recorded four assists for the Union last season.

In addition to Wenger representing the Union from this area, the Philly squad also boasts Jimmy McLaughlin of Great Valley and former City Islanders star Sheanon Williams.

Along with the local players on the Union, the City Islanders roster features area natives Garret Pettis, a forward from Lower Dauphin High School, who currently resides in Elizabethtown, midfielder Danny DiPrima of Dillsburg and former Pennsylvania Player of the Year Brett Jankouskas of Palmyra.

Harrisburg will also host a key regular season contest against FC Montreal on Saturday, August 29 at the North Prince Street sports venue as the City Islanders strive for a United Soccer League playoff berth.

Tickets for both games, including this unique opportunity to watch a Major League team in action in Lancaster, will go on sale Tuesday, July 21 at 10 a.m. and will be available through the Two Dudes Box Office at Clipper Magazine Stadium, online at lancasterbarnstormers.com and by calling 509-HITS.

Season ticket holders of both the Barnstormers and the City Islanders will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets to the games as part of an exclusive pre-sale beginning Thursday, July 16.

All seats for these special events will be general admission.Both games will start at 7 p.m.   Gates will open at 5:30.

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