Fifth Third Ballpark to host GRFC soccer on Saturday, October 8th

Fifth Third Ballpark is home to the West Michigan Whitecaps and has hosted numerous concerts, football games and weddings. Saturday, October 8th begins a new era for the ball diamond nestled in on the Grand River just north of Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids Football Club, (GRFC) of the National Premier Soccer League(NPSL), will play host to Toronto-based Aurora United Football Club, of the Ontario Soccer League, in a friendly match between the two.

“We are very excited to partner with the Whitecaps to play a match at their ballpark” said GRFC President Matt Roberts. “We have made it a point to work with the other minor league teams in West Michigan to try to grow the game of soccer and all of our brands. We have had a great relationship with the Grand Rapids Griffins and Grand Rapids Drive, and now we will work with the Whitecaps to put on a great night of soccer for our supporters and fans that may be new to the sport.”

“We are expecting a great crowd for Futbol at the Ballpark” added Fifth Third Ballpark Facility Events Manager Mike Klint. “Our staff is excited to see professional soccer on our field and Fifth Third Ballpark will make a great setting for the fans and players.”

Tickets for this event will go on sale Friday, July 1st and can be purchased at the Fifth Third Ballpark Box Office or online at