THE BRICKYARD BATTALION BEGAN THE GRASS ROOTS EFFORTS FOR PRO SOCCER’S RETURN TO THE HOOSIER STATE BEFORE BECOMING INDY ELEVEN’S INDEPENDENT SUPPORTERS GROUP.
The Brickyard Battalion
The Brickyard Battalion (BYB) – an independent not-for-profit organization – and its affiliate group members’ mission is to create an inspiring fan environment and a groundswell of support for Indy Eleven.
Want to participate in creating the most pulsating and unique atmosphere in all of Indy sports? Then YOU are invited to join the nearly 1,500 passionate BYB supporters in filling the West Goal Stand at Carroll Stadium!
Please note the Brickyard Battalion is a general admission, standing, supporters section featuring drums, banners, and other active displays of team support. Fans are encouraged to participate in songs and chants to help in actively supporting the team.
JOIN THE BYB
BYB membership is free and open to all … although members who can are encouraged to help the cause by donating through a package. All proceeds go toward building the BYB movement including game-day operations, community activities, supporter trips and Battalion gatherings.
Membership includes an invite and vote at the Annual General Members Meeting, where Board Member elections are held and goals and priorities for the year are set.
Pending availability and health/safety protocols, BYB Members are also invited to the annual end of the season BYB Awards.
In addition, the BYB will continue to work with the Indy Eleven front office to create additional perks for BYB Members – especially surrounding gamedays at Carroll Stadium.
BRICKYARD BATTALION AFFILIATE CHAPTERS
More than a dozen active Brickyard Battalion affiliate chapters spread from Fort Wayne to the Ohio River – and now even overseas to Cologne, Germany – giving credence to Indy Eleven’s claim as Indiana’s Team in the World’s Game!
Click here to get more information on the chapter nearest you, including links to their social media homes so you can keep tabs on how to best support Indy Eleven and the sport of soccer in your area.
Grassroots support for professional soccer in Indianapolis was established August 3, 2011, with the creation of The Brickyard Battalion supporters group. Its volunteer leadership has contributed countless hours to promote soccer and helped lay the foundation for a professional soccer team in Indianapolis.
The origin of the Brickyard Battalion moniker came from the group’s promotion of the name Racing Indy FC for a potential team, for which they mocked up a uniform design and created and sold their own supporters scarves. While that name did not pan out, the Brickyard Battalion played a critical role in the successful launch of Indy Eleven. Over a thousand fans fill the BYB’s West Goal Stand at Carroll Stadium at every Indy Eleven match, creating the strongest and loudest supporters group in the United Soccer League – and one of the largest and passionate groups in all of North American soccer at any level.