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Media Day and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Stunt Highlight "Countdown to Kickoff!"

By Rochester Rhinos, 04/17/17, 6:15PM EDT


Rhinos very active locally as opening night is only days away!

The Rochester Rhinos return to Capelli Sport stadium opening night Saturday, April 22nd at 6:05pm.  Fans can join the excitement by clicking tickets or by visiting

In anticipation of opening night, the Rhinos have a series of interviews and events surrounding the team this week during Countdown to Kickoff. Owners  David & Wendy Dworkin visited the Sports Bar on ESPN Rochester earlier this afternoon to discuss what's going on with the team and the stadium this season.  You can watch the on air interview via Facebook Live.

Tomorrow is Rhinos Media Day, where local and national media will gather at Capelli Sport Stadium to interview players, coaches and the owners.  Lunch will be provided by Dillicious Street Cuisine & Catering.  It’s not too late to RSVP for media day via email at 

Tuesday evening at 7 PM Assistant Coach Mark Pulisic and Rhinos Chief Business Officer Mark Washo will be joining the Bob Matthews show on WHAM 1180 AM.

On Wednesday afternoon, Joe Farrell & Ryan James will appear at 3:45pm on Fox Sports 1280 WHTK with Carl Falk. 

Thursday, the Rhinos will be at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, where a new player will be replicating a popular PR stunt from the Rhinos home playoff game last season.  More details to follow earlier this week!

Also at 1pm, Rhinos midfielders Mike Garzi and Kenardo Forbes will appear on The DiTullio and Moran Show on Radio 95.1 

Friday at 9am, Garzi will also appear with Carter & Cory on 98PXY. 

Saturday morning, Rex and the Rochester Rhinos will be participating in the 2017 Rochester Heart Walk & Run, presented by the American Heart Association.

Plus, there is one additional exciting announcement in store which will highlight downtown Rochester’s support of the Rhinos! Stay tuned this week for more announcements and details during our Countdown to Kick off!

Monday 3:20pm:  David & Wendy Dworkin on ESPN Rochester 950AM
Monday 7:00pm:  Coach Bob Lilley on "Soccer is a Kick in the Grass" on WYSL 92.1/1040 AM
Tuesday 11:00am:  Media Day
Tuesday 7:00pm:  Assistant Coach Mark Pulisic and CBO Mark Washo on the Bob Matthews show on WHAM 1180 AM.
Wednesday 3:45pm: Joe Farrell & Ryan James with Carl Falk on Fox Sports 1280 AM WHTK
Thursday 1:00pm:  Captain Kenardo Forbes & Mike Garzi on the DiTullio & Moran Show on Radio 95.1 FM
Thursday TBD:  Publicity Stunt @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Friday 9:00am:  Mike Garzi with Carter & Cory on 98PXY
Saturday 11:00am: Rex & the Rhinos at the American Heart Walk


The Rhinos home opener is on Saturday, April 22 when the defending USL Cup champion New York Red Bulls II visit Capelli Sport Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6:05 p.m. ET.   Gates open 1 hour prior to each game, where fans can enjoy $2 Genesee happy hour drafts until 15 minutes before kickoff!

Advance single game tickets are always available at a discount. Order online using this link, visit the Capelli Sport Stadium Box Office or call 585-454-5425. For limited time, fans can use the promo code 'SOCCER' for $10 off opening day tickets.  Those who use this promo code will automatically be entered in a drawing for a Rhinos Prize Pack, which includes an autographed jersey. 

Season tickets are available here, including the Youth Fan Club which includes a home jersey, full season ticket and more for just $45!

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is in the building cooking up ribs, wings, pulled pork/brisket sandwiches and select sides!  

For groups of 10 or more and special discounted season tickets and packages please contact the Rhinos at or call using the phone number above.