The Richmond Kickers is among the longest-running professional soccer clubs in the United States. Since its foundation in 2019, the club has played regularly in various divisions of the US soccer hierarchy. In the early years, the Kickers started their campaign in the third-tier United States Interregional Soccer League. The unsuccessful campaign resulted in self-relegation to the fourth-tier USIS Premier League bringing instant success as the Red Army was crowned champions in their first season. In 1996, the team once more upgraded to the 3rd Division USISL Select League, reaching the finals of the playoff. The success in the preceding two seasons allowed the management to look for opportunities in the 2nd division USISL A-League. Until 2005, the Kickers remained in the league, winning the Commissioner's Cup and conference title only to be eluded by the Championship trophy. After 2005, moves to USL and USL Pro brought additional success. Amid performance issues in the 2nd division, the team recently self-relegated to USL1. You can buy Richmond Kickers tickets at StubHub.
Where do the Richmond Kickers play their home games?
Despite regular changes in playing conditions of different leagues, the team has stuck with its home ground at the City Stadium. The purpose-built soccer stadium has a capacity of 22,541, and it has hosted a number of NCAA Division I matches. Located on Maplewood Avenue off the Downtown Expressway, the City Stadium is easily reached by the public bus network. In the past, the stadium also hosted football matches and international soccer friendlies.
What are the Richmond Kickers' major achievements?
Just two years after the inception of the club, the Red Army won the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, which is one of its greatest achievements. The next year, it also participated in the international CONCACAF Cup Winners Cup. Other important victories came in the 2nd-tier A-League in 2001 when the Richmond Kickers topped their conference and reached the quarterfinals of the prestigious US Open Cup. Besides these victories, the club won three regular-season titles in the 3rd-tier USL tournaments and twice qualified for a playoff spot. Richmond has also played and won against the MLS teams in the US Open Cup on a regular basis.
Who are the coaches that have lead the Richmond Kickers?
Since 1993, the team has been coached by eight different individuals. Among these, Leigh Cowlishaw of England stands out, as he continued to train the Richmond Kickers from 2000 to 2018. Under his guidance, the club won multiple high-profile tournaments. On June 26, 2018, Leigh stepped down from his position to assume the Director of Soccer role with the club. Another celebrated English coach and international soccer player is Dennis Viollet, who led the team to the US Open title and USISL championship in just two seasons before succumbing to health problems.
Where can I buy the tickets to Richmond Kickers games?
Tickets to almost every Kickers' game are available at StubHub, the world's largest online platform for sports tickets. Every year, millions of sports fans get their tickets at StubHub because ticketholders are protected by the FanProtect promise. FanProtect will ensure that all your tickets are valid at the gate and you get a full refund if the match is canceled or rescheduled.
Do the Richmond Kickers have a fan club?
The team is supported by its fans and supporters known as the River City Red Army. Section O of the City Stadium is dedicated to these fans who come in large numbers waving flags, rooting for the home team and chanting slogans. Before the match, the fan club offers food and memorabilia to anyone outside the tent on a grassy field. It encourages fans of opposing teams to stop by, chat and taste the local food. During the game, a number of showmen and women keep the crowd on its feet.Back to Top