Carter-Finley hosts a different kind of football tonight

July 28, 2011
By Chris Saunders

soccer-ballTwo teams from the international soccer world will meet tonight at Carter-Finley Stadium when Juventus Football Club squares off against CD Guadalajara in the Herbalife World Football Challenge.

The event is part of a 14-city North American tour sponsored by CAA Sports and Major League Soccer. The tour aims to build awareness and momentum for soccer in the U.S. Originating in 2009, it features six international teams and five MLS teams.

Chris Kingston, senior associate athletics director, says Wayne Day Family Field had to be slightly modified for tonight’s game. The outer artificial surface where the football coaches stand during games had to be re-sodded, and it will return to normal. The promoters were responsible for the costs of alterations.

With minimal changes, the event is a great way to put NC State front and center, Kingston says. “I think it’s a great opportunity to feature Carter-Finley and a piece of NC State,” he says. “It’s an opportunity to showcase a growing sport and what it means to the Triangle.”

Read here for a preview of the game.

Visit the RBC Center for more information on tickets and times.

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