Soccer fans have reason to celebrate, as the Atlantic City Football Club has joined the National Premier Soccer League as an expansion team and will compete in the Northeast Region’s Keystone Conference.

The ACFC is sponsored by Tropicana Atlantic City and is set to be led by sports professionals like Andrew Weilgus, the research producer for DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket, and Nicholas Bilotta III, the founder of and Atlantic City Fantasy Sports.

“We are very excited to see the continued growth of our Keystone Conference with a great addition like Atlantic City FC,” NPSL Chairman Joe Barone says. “Atlantic City is a tremendous market for soccer and we’re glad to have ACFC as part of the NPSL family.”

Currently, the final arrangements are being made for Stockton University to serve as the venue for home matches.

“Atlantic City FC will offer a truly unique destination within the Keystone Conference,” Weilgus says. “Although Atlantic County has roughly 250,000 full-time residents, our island draws 20 million tourists a year and has world-wide brand recognition. Our partnership with the Tropicana Atlantic City will allow for an amazing destination experience for soccer fans; we enter the NPSL as the only minor league sports organization in Atlantic City. Our primary goal is to give our area something to rally behind and root for while doing our part to properly grow the game domestically for the benefit of our national team. We have a lot of underserved sections of Atlantic County and we hope to assist in providing them support and growth.”

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