The Pride: Orange and Bluegrass
This has been a crazy offseason for FC Cincinnati. For The Pride, we haven’t let up either. We are so happy to announce the third chapter of The Pride: Orange & Bluegrass. Based in Lexington, Kentucky, The Pride is now all over the tri-state area. For more information, here is Kevin Collins, chapter president of Orange and Bluegrass:
In addition to the excitement of FC Cincinnati’s move to MLS, the club’s re-branding, and the building of our MLS roster, Orange & Bluegrass is excited to announce its affiliation to The Pride! Orange & Bluegrass began as an independent group in July of this year, with the first official event in August. The group is based in Lexington, KY and focused around Fayette, Madison, Jessamine, Woodford, Scott, Bourbon, and Clark counties; however we welcome all FCC Cincinnati fans to join.
Orange & Bluegrass is based out of Lynagh’s Irish Pub on the corner of Woodland & Euclid in Lexington; just off the UK campus and close to downtown. Lynagh’s has fully embraced the group, showing all matches - with sound -and bringing in Moerlein’s Blood Orange IPA, with $1 off during matches. Lynagh’s welcomes all ages, so families and UK students are encouraged to join!
Orange & Bluegrass is extremely excited to be a part of The Pride family and follow in the footsteps of fellow chapter affiliates in Pride Norden and Pride 812. Orange & Bluegrass fully embraces The Pride’s goal and mission to make soccer available to everyone and to continue to grow the FC Cincinnati soccer fan base in the region and beyond. We hope to bring together fans from all over the region to unite behind our common love for the Orange & Blue!
There will be a kick-off event prior to the start of the season and watch parties for all matches will be held at Lynagh’s through the season. There are plans to have a tailgate in Cincy prior to a match this season and a possible road trip as well. Orange & Bluegrass will focus on community visibility via a service project, as well as look into other ways to tie into the local business community.
Be a part of The Pride: Orange & Bluegrass, by joining The Pride (choosing the Orange & Bluegrass affiliate chapter) and be ready to spread the FCC fever in Central Kentucky!
Orange & Bluegrass will soon be releasing its logo, as well as the design for scarves for the 2019 season. To stay informed, follow and like our Facebook page - FC Cincinnati Orange & Bluegrass or @fccorangeandbluegrass. Plans are in the works to have a Twitter and Instagram account started up prior to the beginning of FCC’s inaugural MLS season, so stay tuned!
- Kevin Collins
President of The Pride: Orange and Bluegrass