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Harrisburg Heat (MASL)

Harrisburg Heat
Full name Harrisburg Heat
Founded 2012
Stadium Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center
Ground Capacity 7,317
Owner John Wilsbach
General Manager John Wilsbach
Coach Tarik Walker
League Major Arena Soccer League
Website Club home page

The Harrisburg Heat are an American professional indoor soccer team based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The team is a part of the Major Arena Soccer League. The Heat's home venue is the Large Arena at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center.[1][2]

The Harrisburg Heat claim the heritage of an original Harrisburg Heat franchise that was a member of the National Professional Soccer League, which later became the Major Indoor Soccer League.[3][4] On May 2, 2012, the Heat were awarded a PASL expansion franchise to begin with the 2012–13 season.[1][5][6]

On January 24, 2014, the Heat announced they would relocate from the 2,200-seat Equine Arena at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center to the complex's 7,300-seat Large Arena starting with the 2014–15 season. The original Harrisburg Heat played their home matches at the Large Arena during their 12 seasons of existence.[7]

Ownership

The Heat at the Dallas Sidekicks home opener, Nov. 3, 2012.

The Heat were sold by the PASL in September 2013 and are currently owned and operated by the Heat Soccer Group LLC with longtime indoor soccer broadcaster John Wilsbach the principal owner. Wilsbach serves as the President and General Manager.Richard Chinapoo served as the team's head coach the first two seasons before retiring and being replaced by onetime indoor soccer star Tarik Walker. Gino DiFlorio serves as assistant coach.[8]

Year-by-year

League Champions Runners-Up Division Champions Playoff Berth
Season League Won Lost GF GA Regular Season Playoffs Avg. Attendance U.S. Open Cup
2012–13 PASL 6 10 106 102 3rd, Eastern Division Did Not Qualify 1,781 Quarter-finals
2013–14 PASL 4 12 94 156 5th, Eastern Division Did Not Qualify 1,720 Quarter finals
2014–15 MASL 0,000

References

  1. ^ a b Bristol, Jason (May 2, 2012). "Harrisburg Heat is back, begins play in November in PASL".  
  2. ^ Sedor, Michael (November 14, 2012). "Harrisburg Heat Saturday home opener to feature new Farm Show scoreboard".  
  3. ^ Bullock, Michael (November 16, 2012). "Memorable dates in Harrisburg Heat history".  
  4. ^ Bristol, Jason (May 1, 2012). "Heat indoor soccer team returning to Harrisburg".  
  5. ^ "Harrisburg Heat Return for 2012/13 Season" (Press release).  
  6. ^ Bullock, Michael (May 2, 2012). "Indoor soccer making return to Farm Show as Harrisburg Heat is reborn".  
  7. ^ Bullock, Michael (January 24, 2014). "Harrisburg Heat moving to Farm Show's Large Arena in 2014-15, maybe sooner".  
  8. ^ Bristol, Jason (August 22, 2012). "Chinapoo to coach newly-formed Harrisburg Heat soccer team".  

External links

  • Harrisburg Heat official website
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