Perry Van Der Beck joined Kirk & Kage to preview the Tampa Bay Rowdies final game of the 2014 season for the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
Perry's background with the Rowdies and the Tampa Bay area runs deep. He began his playing career with the Rowdies in the original NASL as a midfielder back in the late 70's into the mid-80's. He also made 23 appearances with the U.S National Team from 1979-1985, scoring 2 goals.
He was the assistant coach of the MLS franchise Tampa Bay Mutiny from 1998-2001, named interim head coach the last 11 games of the team's existence. In 2008, he was hired as the technical director for expansion FC Tampa Bay (reached licensing agreement in Dec. 2011to become the Rowdies). And he was promoted to GM in January 2014.
The final game of the season is Saturday, November 1: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Indy Eleven at 7:30 P.M. and will be held at Al Lang Stadium. It's also Fan Appreciation Night.
To save money on tickets, purchase before 1 p.m. Saturday as after that time day-of-game pricing will go into effect.
Purchase tickets by calling (877) ROWDIES or visiting RowdiesSoccer.com
Fans are honored with a FREE tailgate presented by C1 Bank, a postgame fireworks show, and amazing giveaways during the match. The C1 Bank Tailgate Party will start at 5 p.m. in the Al Lang Stadium parking lot and will include FREE hot dogs, chips and soft drinks for all fans while supplies last.
Additionally, the first 600 fans to enter the stadium will receive a limited edition C1 Bank - Rowdies Scarf!
The winner of "Score with the Rowdies" Mercedes-Benz contest will also be announced at Saturday's match. If the randomly-selected winner is present at the Rowdies' regular season finale, they will not only win the car, but will also win a pair of 2015 Rowdies season tickets, as well as a team-autographed jersey and photo with the team.
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