Chicago Red Stars celebrate Pride Night, June 10

Mon. June 5, 2023 1:24 PM by Ross Forman

'show your pride' on june 10

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'I think our league is extremely inclusive,' says coach Petrucelli

The Chicago Red Stars play host to the North Carolina Courage on Saturday, June 10, in the team’s annual Pride Night. Gametime is 7 p.m., at Seatgeek Stadium (7000 South Harlem Avenue) in Bridgeview.

“I think our league is extremely inclusive. I think our club has embraced (the LGBTQ+ community) certainly since I’ve been here,” said Red Stars head coach Chris Petrucelli, in his second season with Chicago in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL); he has coached professionally and at length collegiately since 1985.

“I think it’s certainly good for everybody that we’re open minded about these things and that we’re handling these things appropriately. I think it’s good to see from a league perspective how welcoming we’ve been and then on the club level we’ve been into it; we’ve been supportive, and we will continue to be.”

The Red Stars offer a “Show Your Pride” ticket packet for this Saturday, which includes a match ticket and a Red Stars Pride t-shirt.

Also part of the Pride celebration:

- The first 1,000 fans will receive a Red Stars Pride bandana.

- Fans can sign the team’s banner near Gate C that will be displayed at the Chicago Pride Parade on Sunday, June 21.

- Drag Story Time with Aurora Divine.

- Information about select Chicagoland LGBTQIA+ organizations.

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