Forward Madison FC’s season will be delayed by at least two weeks following a decision made Thursday by the United Soccer League, the club announced in a release Thursday.
The club said it “supports the decision as an important measure to protect public safety.”
“It was very clear from our Championship and League One owners that the health and safety of players, fans and staff was their top priority,” said USL CEO Alec Papadakis. “In consultation with local, state and national health authorities, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Homeland Security, we made the decision to delay the start of the League One season by a minimum of two weeks.”
The release said fans who have purchased tickets to Forward Madison’s previous home opener on April 11 will have their ticket transferred to the game’s rescheduled date.
Forward Madison will release additional information for its planned Chicago Red Stars exhibition, U.S. Open Cup game and UW-Madison exhibition at a later date.