VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach City FC announced Monday that the team in place will be upgraded from a semi-professional men’s soccer team to a professional team in the National Premier Soccer League. 

The team joins the Richmond Kickers and Loudoun United in 2019 as the only few Virginia teams to compete on a national stage. 

“We are excited to be launching a professional soccer team in Hampton Roads, Virginia under the Virginia Beach City FC banner,” said Steven Wagoner, VB City FC President and Owner. “This is another step forward in the Hampton Roads Metro region to have the full player development pathway and also give fans their very own professional team.”

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