The inaugural season of Lansing Ignite FC, who will take the field for the first time in 2019, will feature an event called the Capital Cup.  It's where Ignite faces the Michigan State men's soccer team at Cooley Law School Stadium.

The game will be played on April 16th.  It's the first of three annual games against the Spartans, who qualified for the NCAA Men's College Cup (College soccer's version of the Final Four) this past fall.

It was also announced on Thursday that Ignite will participate in the annual U.S. Open Cup tournament.  The  first-round game will take place on either May 7th or 8th at Cooley Law School Stadium against an opponent to be determined.