FC Buffalo’s season will open a week earlier than previously announced with a match and preseason party in Batavia, N.Y., in conjunction with Batavia Soccer Club.

A team of locally-based FCB roster members, some new faces, and a handful of trialists will don the Blitzers’ unis for a friendly against coach Ken Gavin’s 2018 NJCAA national champion Genesee Community College Cougars. Batavia SC youth players will hit the field at halftime.

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And if we’re in Batavia, you know we’re having a party at Batavia Downs, who has gone out of its way to put together a pretty amazing party package for us.

FCB and Batavia Soccer Club fans age 18 and over can take part in a 34 Rush buffet including pizza, wings, fries, and soda PLUS $15 in free play on the gaming floor from 5-7 p.m.

GCC has produced several FCB players including 2018 left back Charlie Livesey. We’re thrilled to get a chance to work the kinks out against a very good side.