May 23, 2018 1:16 pm
Updated: May 25, 2018 3:09 pm

New professional Halifax soccer team to be unveiled Friday

Sports and Entertainment Atlantic has proposed a pop-up stadium in Halifax at the Wanderers Grounds.

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Halifax’s newest sports team will officially be unveiled on Friday at an announcement that will take place in downtown Halifax.

The Canadian Premier League (CPL), a professional soccer league that will have the goal of employing mostly Canadian players, will make an announcement unveiling details about the planned team coming to Halifax.

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The announcement will take place at the Nova Centre at 4:30 p.m. and will have Mayor Mike Savage and David Clanachan, commissioner of the CPL, in attendance.

A supporters meetup is set to happen at around the same time in celebration of the announcement.

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If the announcement is similar to what has been carried out in other cities, attendees should expect to learn the name of the team as well as get a first glimpse of a team logo.

Last week saw the name revealed for the Calgary team.

They’ll be called Cavalry FC and have joined the York 9 FC as another club who will take part in the CPL.

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Wanderers Grounds

Sports Entertainment Atlantic — the organization behind the Halifax team — will play its games at a temporary soccer facility in downtown Halifax.

Halifax Regional Council unanimously voted last year to support a pop-up stadium at the Wanderers Grounds, a four-hectare natural turf sports field on the Halifax Commons.

The team would have a 7,000 seat stadium and host 10 regular season games during the league’s first season — set to kickoff in Spring 2019.

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