Greensboro, NC: Today the Carolina Dynamo announced the change of venue for Sunday’s Kirk Urso Memorial Match between the Columbus Crew & UNC Chapel Hill.
Due to the amount of rain over the past 48 hours and standing water on the field at Macpherson Stadium, the Kirk Urso Memorial Match between the Columbus Crew and UNC Chapel Hill has moved to the UNC Greensboro Soccer Stadium (1408 Walker Ave. Greensboro, NC 27403). Kick-off remains at 1:00. Adult tickets are $15.00 while student tickets are $10.00 All other details of the match remain the same. Updated information is below.
WHAT: Inaugural Kirk Urso Memorial Match benefitting the Kirk Urso Memorial Fund
WHO: Columbus Crew vs. University of North Carolina
WHEN: Sunday, February 24 at 1:00 p.m. ET
WHERE: UNC Greensboro Stadium – 1408 Walker Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27403
All proceeds from the Black & Gold’s match against UNC will benefit the Crew Soccer Foundation’s Kirk Urso Memorial Fund. The Urso Fund was launched in late 2012 to support heart health research and programming in memory of the Crew midfielder who passed away at the age of 22 from a congenital heart defect last August.
Urso was originally selected by the Crew in the first round (No.10overall) in the 2012 Supplemental Draft, and appeared in six games (five starts) with one assist last season before being sidelined by injury. He was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he made four consecutive NCAA Men’s College Cup Final Four appearances and captained the team to the 2011 NCAA National Championship. Urso was admired for his unwavering work ethic and steadfast character both on and off the field.
The match pits the Crew against Urso’s college alma mater at Macpherson Stadium in Browns Summit, N.C. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on game day (the student price on game day will remain $10). Standard seating and lawn seating are both available, with all tickets serving as general admission. Tickets can be purchased by visiting TheCrew.com/UrsoFund, with donations for the Urso Fund accepted via the same URL. Additionally, there will be auction items at the match benefitting the Urso Fund, including: 2013 Columbus Crew team-signed items, UNC men’s basketball tickets, a signed ball from U.S. Women’s National Team legend Mia Hamm and more.