The match is set for a 6 p.m. kickoff at Yurcak Field on the campus of Rutgers University. Tickets for the home opener are now on sale.
“We are really excited to confirm the date of our home opener,” said Christy Holly, Sky Blue FC head coach. “This is a timely reminder that the new season is right around the corner. We cannot wait to see all of our fans at Yurcak Field again this year, led by our Cloud 9 Supporters Group.”
Sky Blue FC will open its eighth season as a professional franchise on the road when it travels to Memorial Stadium to take on two-time NWSL Shield winner Seattle Reign FC on Saturday, April 15. The NWSL season will extend to a 24-match schedule in 2017 after being a 20-game slate over the past two seasons, with each of the 10 member clubs playing 12 home and 12 road fixtures each.
Through the NWSL’s partnership with A+E Networks, Lifetime will broadcast an NWSL Game of the Week every Saturday to provide fans throughout the country the opportunity to watch some of the best players in the world. A 30-minute pregame show will kick off each weekly broadcast.