24 Hour Game with NYCFC Retuns to Rockerfeller Center

By Sean McCaffery, February 27, 2019

For its 2nd successful all day run, the game is back at 30 Rock. Over 700 are expected to join in the games, outside in NYC and some will be coached by Head Coach Domenec Torrent  and players in the heart of NYC at this landmark. Last year was amazing in one day all teams were filled, 714 players, over 500,000 dropped in, the goal tally was 415-382. In advance of the 2019 home opener Mar. 10 facing DC United there will be 2 teams, Team Ring, headed by the captain Alex Ring facing Team Maxi, fan fav. and 2018 MVP Maxi Morales will be their skipper. It all kicks off Mar. 8 @ 4 p.m. City Members get first crack at the opening and closing hours to play with and aganins invited personalities. The idea behind this is to get fans to play more, move more and live more. It will again be a 5 v 5 set up as players rotate in and out. At the beginning , Coach and players will be present to assist in the coaching of those early birds. Throughout the event there are going to be DJs, emceees and sideline reporting to keep the crowd going with prizes and surprises. Saturday 11-noon will be kids hour, joined by Sesame Street characters getting in on the fun. Those who register in advance and do partake will have a BOGO for the DC game  as Wayne Rooney returns to NY, other ticket offers are being presented on site as well. To register in advance as it is now open go to 24hourgame.com. You must be 18 at minimum, Saturday is set up in 3 age groups 5-7, 8-12 & 13-17. Keep up on it at #SoccerNeverSleeps. Brad Sims, NYCFC CEO informed, "For the second year in a row, NYCFC will be at the heart of the 5 boroughs  to rally the city and bring New Yorkers together around soccer. It is only fitting that we kick offf our 5th season at a landmark that's as rooted in the CIty's history as Rockerfeller Center." Tishman Spyer Managing Director overseeing Rockerfeller Center, Ed Kelly added, " Rockerfeller Center has long been one of New York CIty's most incredible urban spaces. We're thrilled to welcome NYCFC back to "our park". Alex RIng stated, "Soccer brings people together and it has been great to see New York City get so excited about our sport and NYCFC. Maxi Morales had this to say, "It's really exciting to get to see soccer played on such a big stage and for such a long time.