Friday, March 4, 2011

First Revolution home game of the 2011 season is tomorrow

The date 3/05/11 will go down in history as the first time a professional sports team has played in Chesterfield County, VA.  This historic event will take place when the Richmond Revolution host the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks at 5:05pm.  Both the Steelhawks and the Revolution are coming off of losing games last weekend, the only difference being the Steelhawks being an expansion team, have only played one game in team history (loss), so a win for either team would be a morale booster.  The Revolution could certainly use a win after the 44-6 trouncing in Bloomington, IL last Saturday.

The game will be played at the new SportsQuest campus located off Genito Road at 76 & 288. Yes that is the actual address posted on

Even more epic (insert another word if you like) is the fact that the IFL is an indoor football league and the SportsQuest facility is outdoors.  The IFL has granted the Revolution special permission to play outdoors since ground has not broken on what is supposed to be the Revolution home field.  Revolution staff have stated the game will be played rain or shine.  According to the weather forecast for Midlothian, VA is high of 56 and sunny, so it might not be so bad.

My final verdict: a winless team in the IFL tomorrow will go home with a .500 record. Yes very insightful, I know.

And lastly, I have it on good source that the Revolution did $7,000 worth of damage to the floor at the Arthur Ashe center last season and did not pony up any money to repair it. Sounds like a burnt bridge to me.

In Richmond Raider news, Raider training camp kicks off tomorrow as the team prepares to face the Harrisburg Stampede on 3/11/11 in it's presason opener.  During the 2010 season the Raiders practiced at the Soccer Center of Richmond (SCOR) and faced many scheduling conflicts with the other tenants. This year should be better as Mayor Jones has approved the Richmond Raiders to lease the previously vacant Dove Street Armory in North Richmond.  In addition, the Raiders are transitioning away from last years mascot Risky the Raider to a newer, more animated mascot 'Horsey'.  I will be playing the roll of Risky and Horsey tomorrow at the Dove St Armory as my friend Jack takes some photos to promote the new mascot.  GO RAIDERS!

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