We are Hartford City Football Club. A semi-professional soccer team playing in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the 4th division of the US Soccer pyramid.
Founded in 2016, Hartford City FC is establishing itself as grassroots embodiment of a resurgent city. Our purpose is to provide a demand for soccer in downtown Hartford, represent the city and state positively, and grow alongside our community.
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Hartford, CT – Today the club announces the hiring of new head coach Nick Balistierri for the upcoming 2019 National Premier Soccer League season.
From 2016-2018 Balistierri has served as the First Assistant to Hartford City, helping the club achieve consecutive conference playoff appearances. Over those two seasons, Balistierri has been instrumental in building the club profile and shaping the sporting direction.
Prior to the club, Balistierri was on staff at the Oakwood Soccer Club, coaching on the boys US Soccer Development Academy. A native of Glastonbury, he’s very attune to the local soccer environment. His soccer roots run deep in the state having played and coached at every level Connecticut Junior Soccer Association has had to offer. After finishing youth soccer, Balistierri played at Bryant University, then returned home to begin his coaching career.
“Through an extensive coaching search, Nick demonstrated himself as the right fit for our club and its potential in the upcoming season,” said Aaron Sarwar, owner of Hartford City FC. “Most importantly, we’re excited to have continuity building our roster as we start this next chapter for HCFC.”
“I am humbled to lead Hartford City FC into 2019,” Balistierri said. “I would like to thank Aaron Sarwar for giving me this opportunity to continue growing the club’s vision and building a legacy for the club, city and the community.
I have been fortunate to have been part of the staff these past two seasons in front the most passionate supporter groups, Agents of Hale, and I am absolutely thrilled to further represent what local soccer talent has to offer our community every week. This club is building something special that can’t be created overnight, it has to be earned.”
Balistierri takes the reigns of the club after the departure of Christian Benjamin, who served as HCFC’s head coach from 2016-2018.
Hartford City will be hosting a public meet and greet with Nick, his staff and players at Bar5 in downtown Hartford on Saturday April 13th. The event will kickoff at 3:00 PM.
April 23 at 3:14 am
Hartford, CT – The past two season have seen the Hartford City Football Club play at Central Connecticut State University located in New Britain. While the school has serviced the club well since the team first started playing, growth and desire from the fan base made exploring new venues a priority. A decision to move in the off-season was made to re-locate the home stadium to University of Hartford.
The official announcement took place on campus “We’re very excited to be announcing this at the University where we will be playing, it’s a big milestone for our club,” said Director of Football Nick Balistierri. “We’ve been looking to play closer to the capital city in a top-notch stadium and to be here makes it even more special.”
As a Hartford and Connecticut team, there’s an importance for Hartford City to play closer to the community it represents, paying homage to the rich history and traditions of the state, while simultaneously being an agent of change, and ultimately, a symbol of Greater Hartford.
Welcome to Hartford Colts! Now in its sixth decade, the University of Hartford sits proudly on a 350-acre main campus that includes parts of Hartford, West Hartford, and Bloomfield, Conn. It provides a beautifully landscaped vista with grassy expanses and wooded areas with a branch of the Park River winding through it.
Yousuf Al-Marzook Field, dedicated in 1977, is home to the men’s and women’s soccer teams. The complex, located behind the Reich Family Pavilion, includes an all-turf field lined for both soccer and lacrosse. It sports permanent grandstands with a total capacity of 2,500 and fully automated scoreboard.
Single-match tickets will are available now and fans can purchase 2019 season tickets. Hartford City’s clash with conference rival Boston City takes place on Saturday, April 27th as the home opener to the 2019 season. The match will be live-streamed on the team’s Facebook page.
March 29 at 5:04 pm
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