On Tuesday, December 5, Tom Mulroy, the Strikers new team president, and Tim Robbie sat down and answered questions from fans on Twitter and Facebook about their new roles with the team and information about the search for a long-term home for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Here is a recap of all the questions and answers.
Q: Tom, what in your previous experience makes you confident that being Team President is the right job for you, the players, and the fans?
Q: Tom, do you have a Twitter account?
A: You can follow the Strikers new team president on Twitter @SoccerTomMulroy
Q: Is this stadium talk a prelude towards a potential bid for an MLS team? What has Don Garber told you guys needs to happen to see the Strikers in MLS? How long before we join MLS?
A: "Our focus is on the success of the NASL. With the new franchises entering the league from Virginia, Ottawa and of course the New York Cosmos, growth has been dynamic. We don't view this as a competition with Tampa or Orlando. Our concern is the long-term viability of the Strikers here in South Florida. Our preference is to remain at a significantly renovated Lockhart Stadium, but we are exploring all avenues within South Florida." - Tim Robbie
"Today's announcement has nothing to do with MLS. It's about creating a sustainable business model and a home for our team and fans in South Florida we can all be proud of." - Tom Mulroy
A: "I would view our job like I would a political campaign. We have to reach out to everyone in South Florida to address their needs as a fan. One of the most important groups to reach are the youth soccer clubs from Jupiter all the way to Homestead." - Tom Mulroy
Q: What will you do differently this season to clinch a title?
A: "Looking at our performance last season, we need to improve on the road. If we perform on the road like we do at Lockhart, we'll win the Soccer Bowl." - Tom Mulroy
Q: Will you be doing anything new for the fans such as public interactions, meet and greets, and things of that nature?
A: "The 2013 Strikers will do more hand-shaking and relationship building than ever before." - Tom Mulroy
(e.d. note: The Strikers will be hosting a Meet & Greet with Tom Mulroy and Tim Robbie on Friday, Dec. 14 from 7-9pm at Lockhart Stadium. RSVP by calling 954-606-0400 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org)
For information on Strikers season tickets for 2013 please call (954)606-0400 or click on Tickets in the navigation bar above.
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