The Missouri Comets announced that they will play their annual “Retro Game at Sprint Center on January 14, 2012 at 7:35pm. The game is part of the activities surrounding the National Soccer Coaches of America (NSCAA) Annual Convention being held January 11-15, 2012.
The NSCAA convention is the largest gathering of its kind in the world. Top instructors like US Men’s National Team (USMNT) Assistant Coach Mike Murray, former USMNT player Eric Wynalda and Duke University Head Coach John Kerr will lead training sessions throughout the week. Highlights of the convention are the MLS SuperDraft held Thursday January 12th, the NSCAA Awards Banquet on Friday January 13th and now the Comets “Retro Game” on Saturday January 14th. Joe Cummings, CEO of the NSCAA, is excited about the new addition to the Convention schedule, “We are very happy to be back in Kansas City this year, especially with the participation of the Comets and their fans. We are looking to make this one of our most memorable conventions we’ve ever had.”
“We love our fans and our home at the IEC. When it was announced that the NSCAA convention was going to be in Downtown Kansas City right in the middle of our season, we immediately started to receive phone calls asking us about tickets.” explained Brian Budzinski, Comets President.”Thousands of players and coaches will travel from all over the country to attend this conference. Now they can enjoy all that our area has to offer and take in one of the MISL’s greatest classic rivalries, the Comets vs the Wings!”
“Hosting the Comets vs. Wings ‘Retro Game’ and welcoming NSCAA convention attendees to Sprint Center is exciting for Kansas City and personally meaningful– having started my career with the original Comets organization,” said Brenda Tinnen, Senior Vice President and General Manager for AEG Kansas City/Sprint Center. “Sprint Center and the City of Kansas City, Mo. look forward to showcasing our unrivaled commitment to hospitality and guest service to soccer fans from all corners of the city and throughout the nation.”
Last year’s inaugural “Retro Game” played to a packed house at the Independence Events Center and saw the Comets wore special “rainbow striped” jerseys inspired by the uniforms worn by the original Comets in 1981. The Independence Events Center will continue to be the permanent home of the Comets, but for this one Saturday in January all eyes will be on downtown Kansas City.
Tickets for the Retro Game start at only $15.00 and go on sale 10:00 AM Friday November 4th, 2012 at sprintcenter.com and charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. This game is already included for all current Comets season ticket holders.