Indy’s ultimate disc team will play two games on the Southside this month before moving to a new venue.
The Indy AlleyCats of the American Ultimate Disc League will open their home season at Roncalli Stadium Saturday.
“Fans can expect the chance to watch the most exciting sport on earth in an entertaining and family friendly environment,” said Josh Fairbanks, vice president of AlleyCat operations. “The action is constantly moving and ‘hold-your-breath’ plays will have you on the edge of your seat.”
The AlleyCats played their first season in 2012 at Roncalli before moving to Kuntz Stadium. The team returned to Roncalli in 2015 but will play most of its games this year at Westfield’s Grand Park.
The move to Grand Park affords the AlleyCats the chance to play home games in one of the United States’ premier indoor sports complexes while providing a one of a kind game day experience for fans, Fairbanks said.
The roster is composed of local players, including a number of graduates from Center Grove High School in Keenan Plew, Spencer Loscar, Travis Carpenter, Donovan Triplett and Jesse Jenkins.
The league has seen turnover as the AlleyCats are one of two founding teams still active. The league has 24 teams in America and Canada. Some of the AlleyCats’ plays have been featured in SportsCenter’s Top 10 segment.
“Indianapolis has some of the most dynamic and exciting players in all of ultimate, and we’ve had the chance to have that highlighted multiple times on the biggest name in all of sports,” Fairbanks said.
Indy plays the Madison Radicals at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Roncalli and the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds April 21 before playing five games at Grand Park.