RHODE ISLAND PROFESSIONAL SOCCER LAUNCHES SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
Launch represents another significant development in club’s progress
PAWTUCKET, Rhode Island – Rhode Island’s upstart Professional Soccer Club launched its newly-formed social media platform today, signaling another positive step in its development.
The club went live with its Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts this morning, and they are as follows:
Now, Rhode Islanders, including its incredibly diverse soccer community, can follow the club’s social media for news and information related to the team and Tidewater Stadium. Fans will receive updates and breaking news as developments occur. More importantly, the Rhode Island Professional Soccer social media channels are a portal for the community to directly engage with the club.
“This is a small but important step in the development of our club and stadium,” said club chairman, Brett Johnson. “We want this club and stadium to represent Rhode Island and connect with all Rhode Islanders, and we hope to establish that with a content-rich and engaging social and digital media platform.”
The Rhode Island Professional Soccer club is currently preparing for its inaugural season at Tidewater Stadium. Work is already underway on the National Grid site along the Seekonk River in Pawtucket, and the soccer-specific venue is scheduled to open in 2023. The stadium is part of a larger mixed-use project that will be among one of the largest economic developments in Rhode Island history. The project to develop the soccer club, the stadium, and the surrounding real estate is being led by Fortuitous Partners.
Be on the lookout for more news and information about the team and stadium as it is announced over the course of the next several months.
About Rhode Island Professional Soccer
Rhode Island Professional Soccer plans to play in the United Soccer League (USL) Championship Division. The USL is the largest and fastest-growing professional soccer organization in North America. The Championship Division is sanctioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation as a Division II professional league and includes over 30 clubs across the United States.
About Fortuitous Partners
Fortuitous Partners is an investment firm that invests in real estate developments and operating businesses, particularly in sports anchored mixed use real estate projects. The principals of Fortuitous have decades of experience in real estate, public and private company operations, and private equity. Fortuitous Partners has the exclusive rights to bring a USL Championship League team to Rhode Island.
About Brett Johnson
Brett M. Johnson is the Chairman of the Rhode Island Soccer Professional Soccer Club. He is also the founder of Fortuitous Partners. His involvement in soccer extends beyond Rhode Island as serves on the Board of Directors of the Ipswich Town Football Club in England and FC Tucson in USL League One. He is also the founder of Phoenix Rising Football Club. Mr. Johnson has roots in Rhode Island going back to his undergraduate education at Brown University and is excited to bring professional soccer and a $300 million private investment to the state.