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Official Club Statement

By Hartford Athletic, 03/11/20, 1:00PM EDT

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UPDATE from the USL (March 18, 2020) - 

The United Soccer League announced today, following approval from the USL Championship’s Board of Governors, that the previously announced 30-day temporary suspension of play in the Championship will be extended to align with recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on restricting public gatherings of 50 or more people through Sunday, May 10th.

To every USL Championship supporter across the country, we want to thank you for your patience and understanding during these extraordinary circumstances. As always, your safety, health and wellness are our top priority. We will continue to monitor ongoing events, receive guidance from local, state and national health authorities, and participate in a national task force comprised of other professional sports leagues and organizations from around the country. We also want to extend our support and best wishes to all the individuals and communities who have been impacted by COVID-19. 

We look forward to being back in action again soon.


HARTFORD, Conn. (March 11, 2020) – Hartford Athletic has announced that it is postponing its first two home matches on March 21st and April 4th. The matches will be rescheduled at a later date. 

“In coordination with the Mayor’s office and in light of the Governor’s emergency declarations, we are postponing our home matches on March 21st and April 4th. Both matches will be rescheduled for later dates,” said Hartford Athletic Chairman Bruce Mandell. “As we continue to learn more about how this will affect our community, we have made this decision -- and will continue to make decisions -- with the best interest of our fans in mind. By delaying our first two home matches, we will use this time to continue to assess the situation and prepare for our first home match. We look forward to a full, robust, and exciting 2020 season for our fans.” 

“Hartford Athletic is taking the right, proactive approach in light of the latest guidance from State officials and medical experts,” said Mayor Luke Bronin.  “We appreciate their ongoing cooperation and partnership as all of us work together to prioritize public health. We also want to remind everyone that the most effective things you can do to protect yourself are the simplest: wash your hands well, avoid handshakes, stay home if you’re sick, and pay attention to the news.” 

Tickets for the March 21st and April 4th matches will be valid for their rescheduled dates. Hartford Athletic will provide updates to all fans and ticket holders as they become available. 

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