Al Classico Prospects Game

As we prepare to build our team for the inaugural Canadian Premier League season that kicks off in April 2019, we are excited to announce that we will be hosting a ‘Prospects Game’ with our provincial rivals FC Edmonton.  The game will be part of a home and away series that fans are already dubbing ‘Al Classico’  … as an Alberta play on the famous Barcelona and Real Madrid rivalry game ‘El Clasico’.

Where:   Spruce Meadows’ Meadows on the Green
When:     Saturday, September 29th, 2018
Time:      Doors Open: 2 pm / Game kick-off: 3 pm

The purpose of this game is to look at the local talent from both sides that will be gunning to break the roster for the 2018 season, whilst providing our fans with a “sneak-peek” of the potential future players and game day experience that we hope will be something very special.

Our Head Coach and General Manager, Tommy Wheeldon Jr., has already begun the search for the talented, local stars that are hungry to represent their local professional team.  On the heels of winning a National Championship in his final season with Calgary Foothills FC PDL team, it is evident that there is talent in this City who now have their time to shine.

Tommy Wheeldon Jr., Head Coach & General Manager and Linda Southern-Heathcott, Chairman & CEO, Spruce Meadows Sports & Entertainment Ltd.

Tommy Wheeldon Jr. stated, “This doubleheader is a perfect opportunity for us to look at some local, talented players as we begin the journey to build our team for 2019.  I love the fact that both the existing supporters groups in Calgary and Edmonton have already dubbed this Alberta rivalry the ‘Al Classico’.  This really is a great way to get the ball rolling on what could be the best soccer rivalry in Canada, with a glimpse at the prospects that could become Cavalry FC or FC Edmonton players next year”.

We hope you can be there to witness this journey with us. Mark your calendars!

Ticket Information

Seating will be festival-style (on grass and bleachers) on Meadows on the Green and Ticket Pricing will be $25 (adults), $15 (ages 3-12) and free for children 2 and under.  A limited amount of tickets will be available, so purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment!


Parking will be available at Spruce Meadows on Game Day for $10/vehicle or the complimentary Red Arrow Shuttle Bus service will be available for fans from the Bridlewood/Somerset LRT Station between 2 pm and 6:30 pm. The Shuttle Bus location is also very close to shopping mall parking as an alternate.

FC Edmonton will be hosting an Al Classico Prospects Re-Match on Saturday, October 20th at Clarke Stadium. Stay tuned for details on tickets.