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|Full name||Escambia United FC|
|Short name||Esc. United|
|Black Sun Sports L.L.C.||Chad Peyton|
|League||DPL and EPL|
Escambia United FC is a Devine Premier League (DPL) club based in Algona, Escambia It was established in July 1980 as a Escambia Bundes Liga (EBL) expansion team. The team was created to be a rival of Freeport Sounders FC
The team is owned by Black Sun Sports, L.L.C. and has been coached and managed by Anton Naté since 2011. Escambia United FC home matches are played at the Hy-Vee Stadium.
In July 1980 the Escambia Bundes Liga was looking to expand the football market in Escambia and other areas near Escambia. In part of the EBL, Black Sun Sports L.L.C. created the Freeport Sounders FC and Escambia United FC in the slow sports market of Algona and Freeport, Escambia. Escambia United FC finished last
Promotion to DPLEdit
In 2008 Black Sun Sports L.L.C. the owner of Freeport Sounders FC and Escambia United created the SimSports International Soccer League. Which Escambia United FC joined, Escambia United had a very successful first two seasons. Uniforms were modified with the team sponsorships. Escambia United FC signed Hy-Vee to a 10-year 700 million dollar sponsorshop deal for the uniform rights.
Escambia United FC plays home games at the Hy-Vee Stadium in Algona, Escambia, also home to the Algona Saints of the SFL. The pitch is a synthetic turf made by FieldTurf. The team's training facilities and offices are located 2 miles north of the stadium.
Hy-Vee Stadium is a 80,000-seat stadium designed for both American football and soccer. During most games, the capacity is exceeded to accommodate more fans.
For the 2010–11 season, FieldTurf was changed for both Saints and Escambia United FC games, so United games could be played on a football free lined field
JerseysEditEscambia United FC jerseys are made by Devine Athletics and their on jersey sponsorship is Hy-Vee Grocery Stores
Escambia United FC has one main supporters group, the Black City United Supporters, which comprises of over 60,000 international members that attend games at Hy-Vee Stadium and away games. The group also formed the United Red Army, a 15-member band that plays at home games.
The team owner is Black Sun Sports, L.L.C., led by Chad Peyton.
Escambia United FC matches are televised in English by either YSN-TV or YSN2 -TV, except for preseason matches.
During the EBL seasons, from 1980 until 2008, Mike Thomas, who also hosts Sounder Nation, has called play-by-play for broadcasts. Former British football player and Ray Hudson replaced him prior to the 2009–10 season. Matches are televised in German on YSN-Fußball with Adolf Von Olthoff calling the action. On radio, Escambia United FC matches are aired in English on FSRN-FM and in German on FSRN-FM Alternate.
As of December 1, 2010.
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