Stadium to be re-named for Miami FC Owner Riccardo Silva.
MIAMI, Fla. (April 5, 2017) —
The Miami FC, the North American Soccer League (“NASL”) team announced that they will play all their home games at Riccardo Silva Stadium. The decision was made in recognition of Silva’s contribution to FIU’s sports department.
The stadium is a 20,000 all-seater and has recently been fitted with an improved fibre-based playing surface, and new video screen.
“FIU has been an amazing partner since we began working together with Miami FC,” said Silva. “When I brought professional soccer to Miami last year, I never dreamed that the Miami FC would be playing in a stadium named after me. It’s a huge honour of which I’m very proud and grateful for.”
Pete Garcia, FIU’s executive director of sports and entertainment, added: “It means a great deal to the department and illustrates the relationship we have built with Riccardo Silva. It is these type of gifts that help achieve our goal towards building world-class facilities for our student-athletes.”
Miami FC, who finished fifth the NASL in 2016, currently sit top of North American soccer’s second-tier league after two matches.