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Inaugural March To First Kick Set For Saturday


Call it a copy-cat move in some parts but it could possible become a nice tradition for others. FC Dallas will have a March to First Kick on Saturday before the first game of the 2011 season with the Chicago Fire. 

The tailgate party begins at 5 p.m. at The Londoner Frisco, across from Pizza Hut Park. A concert will be take place (performing will be Rock FCD, a performing group from School of Rock Frisco), and free FC Dallas scarves for the first 500 in attendance.

At 6:20 p.m., the inaugural FC Dallas March to the Match will take place. Norma Hunt, wife of FC Dallas founder Lamar Hunt will lead the first march. The procession, led by Mrs. Hunt, FCD Supporters Groups and the band, will walk to the North Entrance of the stadium where Mrs. Hunt will place an FC Dallas scarf on the statue of Lamar Hunt. The March to the Match and "scarfing" tradition will then precede every FC Dallas home game.

Its an interesting take on the march that Seattle does at their games at Qwest Field but one that could end up being pretty cool. While the march itself seems a bit silly to me, I do like the idea of the scarfing the Lamar Hunt statue before each game, that could be a tradition that could end up being more meaningful to fans in the long run.

What do you think of this new tradition that club is starting?