Indy Eleven is preparing not only for tomorrow night’s regular season finale at Lucas Oil Stadium, but also the potential for home contests during the upcoming USL Championship Playoffs that would take place at its former home of IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium.
With a win or draw against Swope Park Rangers tomorrow evening on Fan Appreciation Night, presented by Community Health Network Foundation (7:00 p.m., live on MyINDY-TV 23), Indy Eleven would be guaranteed to host an Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round match at “The Mike” next Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. The home game against a yet-to-be-determined opponent would air live across Central Indiana on MyINDY-TV 23 and be available via streaming video nationwide on ESPN+.
Pending a positive result tomorrow night at Lucas Oil Stadium, where Indy Eleven has gone 24 consecutive games without a defeat, tickets for the Oct. 26th postseason opener at Carroll Stadium will go on sale online exclusively to Indy Eleven Season Ticket Members upon conclusion of the match. The public on-sale would go live this Friday, Oct. 17, at 10:00 a.m., with tickets available for purchase online at indyeleven.com/tickets and by phone at 317-685-1100.
The top four teams in each conference are guaranteed to host a Conference Quarterfinal Round match the weekend of Oct. 26-27, which will be preceded by four Play-In Round games on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Indy Eleven currently occupies the third position in the East but can finish anywhere between third and fifth place pending Week 33’s other results. The most up to date playoff scenarios and final brackets for the league’s postseason can be found at USLChampionship.com.
The change of venue for Indy Eleven’s postseason run is necessitated by scheduling conflicts at Lucas Oil Stadium during the USL Championship Playoffs calendar across October and November. Indy Eleven will host any home games earned during the 2019 postseason at Carroll Stadium, up to and including the USL Championship Final, which the league today announced will have a primetime slot on ESPN2 on Sunday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m.
Indy Eleven played one postseason contest during its four-year stint at Carroll Stadium in North American Soccer League play from 2014-17, capturing a 1-0 win over Edmonton FC on November 5, 2016, in the NASL Championship Semifinal Round.
Play-In Round: Wednesday, October 23
East/West Conference seeds #7-10
Conference Quarterfinals: October 26-27
Hosted by Conference seeds #1-4
Indy Eleven would potentially host on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at IUPUI’s Carroll Stadium
Conference Semifinals: November 1-3
Conference Finals: November 8-10
2019 USL Championship Final: Sunday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m.; live on ESPN2