As part of Valparaiso University’s Welcome Week festivities, Valpo Athletics will be hosting “Futbol at Brown Field” on Friday, Aug. 24 – an event surrounding the men’s and women’s soccer doubleheader to help kick off the 2018-2019 athletic season.
The Crusader men will host IUPUI in the regular season opener at 5 p.m. before the women clash with Toledo at 7:30 p.m. Food trucks will serve tacos to the first 200 students and scoops of ice cream to the first 100 students, free of charge. Students are required to present their Valpo OneCard to receive their tacos and ice cream. Admission to the games is also free to both students and the general public. The gates open and activities begin at 4 p.m.
Valpo will be hosting a cleat swap on Friday where attendees are encouraged to bring gently-used cleats and exchange them for a new, gently-used pair. The cleat swap will take place from 4-6 p.m. There will also be an inflatable bounce house located between the Fitness Center and the Athletics-Recreation Center.
In addition, women’s basketball will be holding mini-clinics located inside the ARC for children 12 years of age and under. The Valpo men’s ultimate Frisbee team will compete at halftime of the men’s soccer fixture.
For those who cannot attend “Futbol at Brown Field,” both the men’s and women’s matches will be broadcast on ESPN+.