Thumbs up: Ballin' Brickers
Membership is nearing 700 for the Brickyard Battalion
, a fan club organized to support Indy's new yet-to-be-named professional soccer team, which will take the field in 2014 as part of the North American Soccer League
. The team is polling the public for input on the team name and colors - and selling tickets! - at indyprosoccer.com
. Enthusiasm for season ticket reservations is also bullish for the team's prospects with more than 1,700 made since the Jan. 16 announcement that an Indy would enter NASL. Full season tickets, which include 15 home games, range from $135 to $390. These seats are limited; a $25 deposit reserves a spot. Early support will help the team establish solid footing as it works to boost the state's substantial soccer legacy to the next level.