Montreal, August 14, 1997 – The Montreal Impact management announced today at the Molson Centre that there will be professional indoor soccer in Montreal starting in October. The Impact is part of the A-League during the summer months and will now continue during the winter months in the NPSL, the premier indoor soccer league in North America consisting of 13 teams.
“Indoor soccer is a very fast and spectacular sport similar to hockey and basketball and where many goals are scored. Our fans will have the opportunity to cheer their favorite team twelve months a year while enjoying two differents types of entertaining soccer,” Saputo said.
Among the guests presents were Montreal Mayor, Mr. Pierre Bourque and NPSL Commissioner, Mr. Steve Paxos. Paxos mentionned that he was delighted of the arrival of Montreal in the league. “Their track record is one of great success. The Impact is a very professional organization devoted to soccer. Montreal fans could not have found better people to represent their city across North America,” he said.
The NPSL regular season starts in October and ends in March. Each team will play 40 games. All the Impact home games will be played at the Molson Centre. Tickets prices will vary from 8 $ to 14 $ (plus taxes and services) in the red section. It will be possible to purchase tickets from the Montreal Impact, the Molson Centre and the Réseau Admission. Season tickets will go on sale tomorrow at the Molson Centre (514) 989-2841 and at the Montreal Impact office (514) 328-3668.