CALGARY, Alberta. May 17 – The Canadian Premier League (CPL) confirmed today that Cavalry FC, based in Calgary, will be one of the founding clubs to play in the highly-anticipated professional men’s soccer league set to debut in Spring 2019.
The club’s name, Cavalry FC, is inspired by the region’s storied military history. It honours the armed services and first responders who continue to serve the Calgary area and the rest of the country.
Cavalry FC is owned and operated by Spruce Meadows Sports & Entertainment – a division of Spruce Meadows Ltd. The club is led by sports executives Linda Southern-Heathcott (Chair & CEO, Spruce Meadows Sports & Entertainment) and Ian Allison (President & COO, Spruce Meadows Sports & Entertainment).
Former professional player Tommy Wheeldon Jr. will join Spruce Meadows Sports & Entertainment as General Manager and Head Coach for Cavalry FC.
Cavalry FC will play out of the renowned Spruce Meadows equestrian complex. Renovations to existing facilities at Spruce Meadows will result in a new soccer-specific stadium with an additional 5,000 seats featuring a world-class grass pitch along with top tier training facilities.
Find out more on CanPL.ca.
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