Credit: Lansing Ignite
Credit: Lansing Ignite

Pro soccer has come to the Capital City. And now, so has the Capital Cup.

Your Lansing Ignite made their home debut with their inaugural match Saturday against the visiting Richmond Kickers. And they kicked it off (pun intended) in grandiose style. With a little over 3,300 in attendance, the Ignite defeated the Kickers 3-1 with goals from Nick Moon, Alex Bruce and Grant Stoneman. (Lansing Ignite)

What's next? Get ready for the battle for the Capital. The Capital Cup.

The Capital Cup is a new annual competition between the USL League One club and the Spartans, with the inaugural match set to kick off at 7 p.m. ET from Cooley Law School Stadium on April 16.

Sparrow Health System is the title sponsor of the Capital Cup, and to celebrate the start of this new competition, Sparrow and LIFC have created a one-of-a-kind scarf that will be given to the first 1,000 fans to arrive at Cooley Law School Stadium.

Students and fans can purchase tickets to the Capital Cup here, at the Cooley Law School Stadium Box Office, located at 505 E Michigan Ave., or over the phone at 517-580-5432.

Lansing Ignite FC is offering $5 tickets to Michigan State University students with a valid student ID for the Capital Cup, presented by Sparrow, on Tuesday, April 16. The deal is limited to the first 1,000 students to secure their tickets to the match.

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