Tatu, (9), of the Dallas Sidekicks, gives chase after the ball along with Neil Megson, (5) of the Tacoma Stars, during their MISL Championship Game in the Tacoma Dome on Tuesday, June 17, 1987 in Tacoma. Tacoma beat Dallas 5-3 to take a 3-2 game lead in the best-of-seven Championship Series. (AP Photo/Gary Stewart)
The Dallas Sidekicks made official what we announced last week -- they're back!
Former star and coach Tatu announced Tuesday that the team will begin play Nov. 3 at the Allen Event Center as a team in the Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL) Pro League.
"I am so excited to announce that we're back! We have the most loyal and passionate fans, and they are going to be proud of the team we put on the field in November," said Tatu, co-owner, general manager and coach.
To welcome fans back to indoor soccer, the team has planned several events for fans. First, during one of the first few home games, Tatu's No. 9 jersey will be retired by the team. Additionally, they'll offer $9 walk-up ticket prices to home games.
The best gimmick may be the last -- Sidekick players who score during home games will throw an autographed NO. 9 jersey into the stands, instead of their own.
The team will play a 16-game regular season with eight of those games being held at home.
Season Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by phone at 214-550-6130 or online after May 7. Find the Sidekicks online at dallassidekicks.net, on Twitter @GoSidekicks or on Facebook.
The team's ownership group is made up of Tatu, Sonny Williams and Jim Tolbert as co-owners with Ronnie Davis as the majority owner.