The Strikers announcement on Tuesday of the team's pursuit of a significantly renovated Lockhart Stadium or a new soccer-specific stadium in South Florida, along with naming Tom Mulroy team president drew a lot of media coverage. We have compiled several of the stories written about the team in the 48 hours following the news below in case you missed it.
Mulroy named Ft. Lauderdale president
Soccer America - Longtime soccer promoter Tom Mulroy has been named the president of the NASL Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, replacing Tim Robbie, who has taken on the position of managing director of team personnel and stadium development as the club seeks to find a permanent home.
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The South Florida Business Journal - The Fort Lauderdale Strikers franchise is freeing up president Tim Robbie so he can pursue renovations of Lockhart Stadium or even a new soccer stadium for the team.
MLSSoccer.com - I remember, back in 1998, when the Miami Fusion (RIP) hosted D.C. United and then-head coach Bruce Arena at the newly refurbished Lockhart Stadium.
"This is great," Arena said in the pregame interview on ESPN (or ESPN2, I don't remember which). "Now we need a dozen more like it."
A decade-and-a-half later, there's more than a dozen not just "like" Lockhart, but "significantly better than" the storied old facility out in Fort Lauderdale. And while the Fusion are long gone, the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers have been reborn and are thriving in the (also reborn) NASL, North America's second division.
The Sun-Sentinel - The Fort Lauderdale Strikers made it clear Tuesday, the North American Soccer League franchise is serious about securing a long-term home at a soccer-specific stadium in South Florida.
The Miami Herald - The Fort Lauderdale Strikers are looking for a permanent home. The NASL soccer team on Tuesday named longtime local promoter Tom Mulroy as president and shifted former president Tim Robbie to Managing Director of Team Personnel and Stadium Development.
The Palm Beach Post - The BBC report came hours after the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, of the lower-tiered North American Soccer League, announced that President Tim Robbie was shifting into a role geared toward securing a soccer-specific stadium in South Florida. Robbie’s father, Joe, is the former Dolphins owner who built what is now Sun Life Stadium with private funding, but incoming Strikers President Tom Mulroy said the Strikers’ stadium drive is unrelated to Beckham reports.
90MinutesStrong.com - The Fort Lauderdale Strikers have taken a step into the right direction once again as they announced that Traffic Sports, the company that owns the team, has appointed Tim Robbie to the position of Managing Director of Team Personnel and Stadium Development with the task of securing a long-term home at a soccer-specific stadium in South Florida.