Soccer is coming to the Daytona International Speedway.
Two teams from the National Women's Soccer League — the Orlando Pride and Racing Louisville FC — will play a match on the infield of the iconic raceway on July 3 as part of the inaugural Daytona Soccer Fest.
.@D_Soccerfest keeps getting bigger and better!Orlando Pride vs. Racing Louisville FC match added for Sunday, July 3, and a musical performance from Chance the Rapper! @NWSL | @ORLPride | @RacingLouFC
— Daytona International Speedway (@DAYTONA) April 26, 2022
Organizers of the event announced the game on Tuesday. The two teams will play on a newly constructed soccer pitch on the grass between pit road and the tri-oval. The track's start line will line up with the midfield stripe.
It is a match that will count toward league standings as part of the regular season. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET and it will be televised by CBS.
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2022 Pride STMs will automatically receive tickets for full-slate of July 3rd festivities as part of their season ticket package. pic.twitter.com/bJ0JkFI4sS
— Orlando Pride (@ORLPride) April 26, 2022
The World Center ofWe're thrilled to be part of #DaytonaSoccerFest and a first-of-its-kind @NWSL game July 3 at @DAYTONA.
— Racing Louisville FC (@RacingLouFC) April 26, 2022
"We're super excited to be playing in the NWSL Clash at Daytona against Orlando," Louisville defender Gemma Bonner said. "We can't wait to put a show on for you all. Our games against Orlando are always super exciting and go down to the last few minutes."
The weekend-long soccer event will also feature a legends game with American and European players, a match between Colombian clubs Deportivo Cali and rival America de Cali, and concerts by Rauw Alejandro and Chance The Rapper.
(Field Level Media)