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Violent weather suspends Voyageurs opening night

By Murray Gleffe

ASHWAUBENON – The Green Bay Voyageurs soccer team will have to wait one more day to complete its United Soccer League Two game with the WSA Winnipeg squad.

Capital Credit Union Park christened its fans just before 6:00 with an array of activities in and around the concourse area.

As temperatures approached 90 degrees, both teams came down the main concourse to fans lining the entire perimeter.

Village President Mary Kardoskee kicked the game-ball downfield in a pregame ceremony just prior to kick-off.

The Voyageurs wasted no time getting shots off on the offensive end.

Two minutes into the contest, Voyageurs midfielder Matteo Kidd sent a header just over the cross bar.

Four minutes later, Green Bay’s Alex Welch got a look from 20 yards out in the center of the field and found the left part of the net for the first goal in the $14 million new stadium.

Mother Nature then took over as temperatures plummeted 25 degrees in a matter of minutes.

The contest was suspended at 7:12 p.m.

One attempt was made to try and restart the game, but lightning put that attempt on hold.

The game was officially postponed at 9:55 p.m. with a 9:00 a.m. restart scheduled for Saturday, June 1.

For more information please visit www.greenbayvoyageurs.com. 

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