Dillon Stadium reopened its doors on Saturday.
The Athletic defeated Indy Eleven 2-1 in the first professional soccer game at Dillon Stadium since the 1970s. The game was a complete sell-out and fans enjoyed their experience in the revamped stadium.
“This is a really amazing city,” said Athletic fan Madison Mandell. “It's a great soccer city and the stadium is looking so great. I can't believe they got it together in time. The fans are here and everyone is excited.”
Soccer fan Domenic Greco has fond memories at Dillon Stadium from his childhood.
“This is great for someone growing up in Hartford. I used to play flag football as a kid here this is great for the city,” said Greco.
“I think it's exciting to see one of our own state teams playing,” said Athletic fan Parker Zynda.
The Athletic’s next game at Dillon Stadium is on Saturday, July 20 against Charleston Battery.