MASL ANNOUNCES MARCH SCHEDULE
The MASL has announced the schedule of games for March and the Stars will take the field five times before the regular season concludes on March 20. As they have thus far through the season, the Stars will play their entire March schedule on the road beginning with a trip to Missouri. They will face Kansas City on the 6th and then head to the Family Arena in St. Charles to battle the St. Louis Ambush.
Then, for the second month in a row, the Stars will gather with three other teams and compete in a mini-tournament at the Toyota Arena in Ontario California. There, they will play the Florida Tropics on the 11th, the host Ontario Fury on the 12th, and the San Diego Sockers on the 14th for their final regular season game.
The schedule will be complete a few weeks earlier than initially planned and due to the reduced schedule, the minimum number of games required to qualify for the playoffs has been reduced from 12 to 10. Since teams will have played an unbalanced number of games, playoff seeding will be determined by winning percentage first as opposed to win-loss record.
For Stars fans to view games, one option is the MASL Season Pass and fans who purchase this option can view every MASL game live and archived, and a Playoff Pass was going to be available following the regular season. Since the regular season has been reduced by a few weeks, the competing teams’ owners have voted to extend the Season Pass to include the playoffs for fans. Those who do not have the package will still be able to purchase single games.
The Season Pass is still available and will allow purchasers to view archived games from this season, the remaining regular season games live, and every post-season game as well. Regular season games are $7.99 per contest and playoff pricing will be announced before the playoffs begin.
The seven teams competing this season have entered a partnership to broadcast on Facebook and split revenue evenly. As the MASL is a gate revenue driven sport, many teams have had to weigh the ability to field a team in a region where fans are not allowed to attend games. A few teams have taken that a step further and agreed to an entire schedule on the road and the PPV option gives teams the ability to compete.
Fans can purchase the Season Pass or single games on the MASL Facebook page or by visiting https://www.facebook.com/MASLsoccer/events.