Dear Vaqueros Fans & Supporters;
I hope this message finds you well and you’re having a great start to 2023. Allow me to start by thanking you for your amazing support over the past 10 years. I can’t believe that 2023 will be our 10th Season in the great City of Fort Worth and we have lots of exciting news to announce soon about 2023 as we celebrate a Decade of Vaqueros. I made the decision to bring an NPSL team to Fort Worth in 2013 with the vision of building a club that the city can be proud to support. Fort Worth is a big city with major league teams down the street and can be a challenging market for minor league sports teams to survive (as evidenced by the history of minor league teams in all sports who did not make it eg: baseball, arena football, basketball, hockey). To survive, we knew that we’d need to make a meaningful connection with the community while running the club with a sustainable business model, introducing innovative promotions for the community and investing in growing soccer in Fort Worth. We knew it was going to be a long term, slow growth plan. There have been plenty of challenges; some expected (eg: normal challenges of running a small business), others not so much (eg: LaGrave Field shutting down and the Pandemic) but we’ve shown grit and resolve to continue pushing forward and true to form of a winning team in a knockout competition, we “survived and advanced” to our 10th Season in 2023.
It’s been a fun ride with great fans, passionate supporters and committed sponsors. We have a great portfolio of sponsors, many have been with us since day one and believe in our vision and the future of soccer in Fort Worth. We have many season seat holders who will be celebrating their 10th season as a Vaqueros Season Seat Holder. We have the Panther City Hellfire who have brought the noise and smoke since 2014 and helped create a great atmosphere at home games. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU for your support!
Over the next couple of months, we plan to announce exciting promotions and events to celebrate our 10th season, new programs and soccer ventures. Season Seats continue to be the best sport value in Fort Worth and include a FREE PUMA Jersey. We hope you plan to join us for our biggest year in Club History. On behalf of Fort Worth Vaqueros Ownership, Management, Coaches & Players; thanks in advance for your support in 2023. It’s going to be a lot of fun. See you soon.
Michael Hitchcock Owner & Managing Partner Fort Worth Vaqueros