NSC Minnesota Stars to unveil new logo January 9 at Brit’s Pub

-Tickets will go on sale for April 7 ‘Dome Opener’
-Head coach Manny Lagos and CEO Djorn Buchholz to speak on state of the team

The NSC Minnesota Stars will greet 2012 with a new look, which will be unveiled at Brit’s Pub January 9. In addition to revealing a new logo, team CEO Djorn Buchholz and head coach Manny Lagos will address fans and media on team developments both on and off the field, and tickets to the team’s April 7 home opener at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. with team representatives speaking at 8.

“We’re eager to get our 2012 season underway, and that doesn’t need to wait until the first training camp or game,” Buchholz said. “We want to take an opportunity to get in front of our fans and start this year with some excitement about the team and the opportunity we have to defend the Soccer Bowl.”

Head coach Lagos will start the night by addressing the team’s on-field plan for defending the North American Soccer League title in 2012. Monday’s event will come on the heels of the Stars local combine on Friday, January 6, and will precede the team’s invitational combine and a trip to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America convention. Team CEO Buchholz will follow Lagos’ talk with a presentation about the team’s off-field endeavors, including the ongoing search for sponsorships and a new owner.

The highlight of the night will be the unveiling of an updated team logo. Kevin Joseph, a longtime fan and member of the Dark Clouds supporters’ group, designed the new logo in collaboration with the Stars front office.

After unveiling the new logo, a selection of new Stars merchandise will be available for sale, along with tickets to the team’s season opener, an April 7 showdown with the Carolina RailHawks at the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis. General admission tickets for the game will be available for only $5, with reserved seats available for $10 and pitch-side seats just $20.