What kind of soccer league is the NPSL?
The Shreveport Rafters FC (Shreveport, LA) joined the National Premier Soccer League as an expansion team in 2016. The club competes in the South Region’s South Central Conference. The NPSL is considered the third tier of minor league soccer in the US. Somewhat akin to Single A baseball. The players are semi-professional or all amateur. Our squad is all amateur so that our players may keep college eligibility. The Rafters also announced the addition of a Women’s Premiere Soccer League (WPSL) team and a men’s reserve squad team playing in the lower division Gulf Coast Premier League (GCPL) in 2017.
When should I show up for a game?
We plan to open the gates an hour before game time. For quickest access to the game, please ensure that you have your ticket printed with the QR code so we can scan you in promptly. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before kickoff.
Please note that we have our pre-game parties at Cantina Laredo. Many fans will meet up and march to the stadium as part of the game day experience. Also, after each home game, please join the team at Walk On’s to meet coaches and players.
I bought season tickets. What do I do to gain admittance to games.
You should receive an email link with your tickets. The first tickets will go out 10 days prior to the first game. You may download the ticket link and print a paper copy or use the code on your mobile device to scan in to the game upon arrival. If you have any trouble, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.
I bought a ticket online and it has not shown up in my email. What do I do?
Ticket emails are automatically sent to your email upon completion of your purchase. Please check your spam folders to ensure that your ticket order did not erroneously end up there. If you are still unable to retrieve your tickets, please contact email@example.com via email or call our ticket hotline for help and a ticket can be reissued to you.
Are children allowed at the games?
Yes. Children ages 2 and under receive free admission. Children ages 3-12 are $5 admission at the gate. Adults are $10 admission at the gate.
What kind of concessions will be available?
The school district controls our stadium, so they provide the concessions. We suggest you visit our sponsors Cantina Laredo, across the parking lot, before games. Walk On’s is where we will be hosting post game meet and greets with Rafters FC players. No alcohol is permitted on stadium premises.
What is the seating arrangement at Graf Orthodontics field at Lee Hedges Stadium?
All seating is general admission. There will be a rowdier section for our supporter’s club, the Riverjack 1836, closer to one of the goals. We encourage fans to sit near each other and enjoy the soccer community.
Can my business support the Rafters or host an employee night for our staff?
Yes. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have ordered merchandise online, but I have not received it. What do I do?
Please email email@example.com.
I bought a season ticket with JackPack upgrades. What extra features do I get?
Besides the merchandise that comes along with a JackPack, those who upgrade their tickets will receive special offers from the team and our sponsor partners. Lil’ JackPack members will be able to get complimentary access to the Duvall’s Amusement Children’s Zone. JackPack members will also be given first rights to reserve tickets for next season.