MCU Park has been home to many historic moments, including welcoming back to the borough the sport of Baseball in 2001 with the Inaugural Season of the Brooklyn Cyclones.
On Tuesday, October 15, history will once again be made as the Brooklyn Bolts of the Fall Experimental Football League (FXFL) will bring the sport of Football back to Brooklyn for the first time since 1944.
The Bolts will be welcomed to the Borough on Tuesday, October 14 during a special ceremony at Borough Hall beginning at 2:00 PM. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, District 47 Councilmen Mark Treyger and Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President Carlo Scissura will represent the borough at the press conference on the steps of Borough Hall. Also speaking at the rally will be FXFL Commissioner Brian Woods and Brooklyn Bolts Head Coach John Bock.
Prior to the event, Bolts players and coaches will mingle with fans as part of an autograph / photo session starting at 12:45 PM.
“When our ballpark opened in 2001, it marked the first time that there was a professional sports franchise in Brooklyn since the Dodgers left in 1957,” said Brooklyn Cyclones Vice President, Steve Cohen. “It’s amazing to think that 14 years later we now have professional sports franchises in baseball, football and basketball with hockey on the way. That’s a testament to the pride and ownership that the people of Brooklyn feel for their neighborhood teams.”
The Bolts and the Cyclones will be working closely together to ensure the Inaugrual Season to be a successful one for all involved. The season consists of five games against franchises in Boston, Omaha and a traveling all-star squad known as the Blacktips. Rosters for all teams consist of players who are at most three years removed from college and all of which have some experience in the NFL and are looking to further develop in hopes of making it back to playing on Sundays. Players on the Bolts roster come from schools like Notre Dame, Michigan, Auburn, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Rutgers.
Tickets for the 2014 season start at just $20 and are on sale now by calling 718-507-TIXX, visiting the MCU Park box office, or at www.brooklyncyclones.com.