For the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Saturday’s victory marked a fitting conclusion to their tenure at Lockhart Stadium.
First opening in 1959, Lockhart Stadium has hosted soccer for decades, with the current incarnation of the Strikers beginning play in the NASL back in 2011. While Lockhart Stadium offers its fair share of history, the Strikers faced a lease issue that will ultimately lead them finish the season at Central Broward Stadium.
As we covered here recently, the Strikers were dealing with uncertainty when it came to the future of Lockhart Stadium. The facility was slated for renovations, but with those upgrades tied up in court proceedings, the decision was made to move during this season.
Certainly, the Strikers are leaving the facility after a storied run. More from the Sun Sentinel:
The victory snapped the Strikers six-game winless streak in their final home game at Lockhart before 1,158 fans. Fort Lauderdale called Lockhart for a good part of 39 years.
The Strikers leave Lockhart Stadium with an all-time NASL record of 112-47-24 since 1977 and a 33-19-24 record since returning to Lockhart in 2011.
The Strikers won Saturday’s game by a final of 1-0 over the Jacksonville Armada. Their first contest at Central Broward Stadium will be played on August 20.
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