What was announced on December 6, 2016?
Owner Steve Malik made five announcements surrounding the club on Tuesday, Dec. 6 in Downtown Raleigh. The most immediate being a total rebrand of the former Carolina RailHawks, now known as North Carolina FC with a new logo, colors and branding. Additionally, Malik announced several initiatives bolstered by this bold new brand with a modern vision for soccer in the Triangle and North Carolina. The initiatives will center around securing expansion into MLS and the NWSL plus the addition of a membership program that is available to all fans. Malik also announced the pursuit of a new 20,000+ seat stadium. The location and renderings will be announced in 2017. Click here for the full press release.
Where can I watch the announcement?
Click here to watch the recorded live stream of the announcement on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.
Is North Carolina FC embracing the Carolina RailHawks history?
Yes, NCFC is fully embracing the Carolina RailHawks rich ten-year history. This is the same team, and the same club with a new, fresh brand that is prepared for the future of American soccer. Click here for the full NCFC history.
How do I follow North Carolina FC on social media?
As part of the rebrand, the Carolina RailHawks accounts have been automatically switched to North Carolina FC. If you already followed the RailHawks, you now follow NCFC! In case you're new to our social media, our handles are:
Our new website URL is www.NorthCarolinaFC.com.
In what league will NCFC participate?
NCFC will remain in the North American Soccer League (NASL). Other teams in the league include FC Edmonton, Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Indy Eleven, Jacksonville Armada FC, Miami FC, New York Cosmos, Puerto Rico FC, Rayo OKC and latest addition San Francisco Deltas.
Where does North Carolina FC play?
NCFC’s home stadium is WakeMed Soccer Park, a world-class soccer-specific facility located in Cary, NC. The stadium seats 10,000 fans. The address is 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary NC 27511.
What does a North Carolina FC membership include?
Some of the membership benefits include: priority preference on seat selection for new MLS stadium and NWSL franchise; once they are awarded, the ability to provide input and vote on items that directly impact fan experience on game day; and the opportunity for each season ticket account to select three game day experience items throughout the season. For a full list of membership benefits, click here.
How do I become a North Carolina FC member?
Memberships are included with all season ticket plans and can be purchased by individuals for $49. Click here for complete membership and season ticket information. Call 919-459-8144 to speak to a North Carolina FC ticket sales representative.
How do I become a sponsor of North Carolina FC?
Promotions and advertising available include: in stadium, on radio, in print, and online at NorthCarolinaFC.com. If you are interested in becoming a Corporate Partner with NCFC, contact us!
Steven de Haseth | VP of Marketing and Corporate Partnerships | 919-439-3423
Jeremy Deckelbaum | Director of Corporate Partnerships | 919-830-8339
How do I make arrangements for corporate events?
Call 919-459-8144 to speak to a North Carolina FC account executive to book a corporate event.
Where is the information for media?
Credential requests, interview requests and practice information can be found on our website here. For additional questions surrounding media, contact Marco Rosa, Communications Director, at Marco@NorthCarolinaFC.com.
Where do I get North Carolina FC merchandise?
Get your NCFC apparel before the season starts! Shop our new merchandise at our online store here.
Who are the North Carolina FC supporter’s groups?
Our loyal supporter’s groups include the Oak City Supporters and Triangle Soccer Fanatics. Click here to learn more about our supporter’s groups and how to join.
Why were the colors chosen?
Atlantic Blue, Cardinal Red, Hatteras White and Southern Gold were all chosen and named to reflect the club’s allegiance to the state. The colors blue, red, white and gold are all found on the North Carolina state flag. Atlantic Blue is the crests predominant color and represents the 300 plus miles of NC coast. Cardinal Red is named for the state bird, while Hatteras White is a nod to North Carolina’s most iconic lighthouse in Cape Hatteras. Southern Gold honors the state’s history of abundant gold resources and athletic excellence. Click here for the full logo explanation.
What does the NCFC Star represent?
The white five-point star sits at the peak of NCFC’s crest and is a stark symbol of the star on the North Carolina state flag. The star embodies North Carolina as a whole and represents the state’s admission as the 12th US state. Each point comes together to form a united team and club. Click here for the full logo explanation.
Why does the lower right point of the star stand alone?
The lower right point of the NCFC star, in the shape of the geographical Triangle area, stands alone to place emphasis on the club’s location. The Triangle is the well-known central region of North Carolina anchored by the cities of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill which are home to North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of North Carolina respectively. The club’s world-class training facility and stadium are at the pristine WakeMed Soccer Park, located in the heart of the Triangle in Cary, NC. The Research Triangle Park is embedded in a thriving community of ideas, innovation, and growth. NCFC is proud to call the Triangle home. Click here for the full logo explanation.
Who designed the logo?
The North Carolina FC logo was designed in-house by our very own graphic designer Luis Trinh Nava. Click here for the full logo explanation.