Soccer Night in Belmont
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:52pm
On Saturday, Sept. 29, Belmont High will host “Soccer Night in Belmont” at Harris Field. That evening the entire Belmont community from kindergarten through Grade 12 is invited to gather to watch the games under the lights against the Spy Ponders.
The Belmont High School Boys and Girls Varsity soccer teams will headline the third annual Soccer Night in Belmont on Saturday, joined at the event by hundreds of younger players from Belmont 2nd Soccer and the Belmont Soccer Association, their coaches, and other members of the Belmont soccer community.
Soccer Night in Belmont will feature a doubleheader under the lights at Harris Field vs. Middlesex League rival Arlington: a Boys game at 4:30 p.m. followed by a Girls game at 6:30 p.m. Belmont youth soccer players will participate by parading out with players during the pre-game ceremonies, acting as ball-boys and ball-girls, and competing in mini-games on Harris Field during halftime of both games. Arlington Soccer Club youth soccer players will also participate in the pre-game ceremonies and other activities.
“This event showcases our varsity teams and recognizes the role of Belmont 2nd Soccer and BSA in nurturing the talent that makes up these teams year in and year out,” said event organizer John Carson. “We hope to exceed last year’s crowd of more than 1,500, and it will be a really fun night that builds bonds between our “little kid” players and “big kid” high school players, virtually all of whom came up through the Belmont youth program. In fact, one great highlight is always that our high school players wear wristbands during the game that match the color of their Belmont 2nd Soccer team.”
Admission to Soccer Night in Belmont is free. Concessions including pizza, hot dogs, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase, provided by Parents of Music Students (POMS) so families can come for the games and feed the kids at the same time.
Soccer Night in Belmont is sponsored by Belmont 2nd Soccer, Belmont Soccer Association, Belmont Savings Bank, The Rising, Phoenix Landing, with special thanks to Friends of Belmont Soccer (FOBS) and Belmont Athletic Director Jim Davis.
Belmont Media Center and Arlington Community Media will be providing live coverage of the event. Viewers may watch the game this Saturday starting at 4:30 PM on channel 96 (Comcast) and channel 30 (Verizon). And streaming on belmontmedia.org/watch/infotv. You can also watch the livestream on YouTube at https://youtu.be/NCtoFDOpsDA