Soccer in South Jersey: Atlantic City Football Club Joins the NPSL
The National Premier Soccer League's newest team is right here in Atlantic City.
The Atlantic City Football Club has joined the NPSL as an expansion team, sponsored by Tropicana Atlantic City.
According to a press release, the club will compete in the Northeast Region’s Keystone Conference and will be lead by Research Producer for DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket Andrew Weilgus and Co-founder of QuizzoTrivia.com and Atlantic City Fantasy Sports Nicholas Bilotta III.
Weilgus said, "Although Atlantic County has roughly 250,000 full-time residents, our island draws 20 million tourists a year and has world-wide brand recognition. Our partnership with the Tropicana Atlantic City will allow for an amazing destination experience for soccer fans; we enter the NPSL as the only minor league sports organization in Atlantic City. Our primary goal is to give our area something to rally behind and root for while doing our part to properly grow the game domestically for the benefit of our national team."
Unlike past sports teams in the world's playground that played within the city limits, the ACFC is working towards holding their home matches on the campus of Stockton University in Pomona, which can handle a crowd of 2,000 soccer-- er, football fans.
The National Premier Soccer League is the largest organized men’s soccer league in the United States with 96 teams competing across the country in 2017. The NPSL is a successor to the Men’s Premier Soccer League (MPSL), which was formed in 2002.