Rhode Island FC
|Founded||December 2, 2019|
Smithfield, Rhode Island
|Head coach||Khano Smith|
On December 2, 2019, it was announced that a new soccer-specific stadium, named Tidewater Stadium, would be a centerpiece for a large development project in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The stadium is proposed to seat at least 10,000 fans and be connected to shops, apartments, offices, and a hotel in the $400-million plan. The initial goal was to have the team playing by 2023.
Due to inflation and delays caused by COVID-19, the project was pushed back until 2022 when construction on the project began. The team is now expected to begin play in 2024.
On November 14, 2022, the team announced their name as Rhode Island FC and revealed their team crest and colors.
|Season||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor||Sleeve sponsor|
|2024–||Capelli Sport||Front: Breeze Airways |
Back: Rhode Island Energy
Players and staff
- As of December 11, 2023
|9||FW||JJ Williams||United States|
|—||MF||Conor McGlynn||United States|
|—||MF||Amos Shapiro-Thompson||United States|
|—||DF||Grant Stoneman||United States|
|—||FW||Mark Doyle||Republic of Ireland|
|—||MF||Joe Brito||United States|
- As of July 18, 2023
|General Manager||Khano Smith|
|Assistant General Manager||Sean Carey|
|Chief Revenue Officer||Vicky Lynch|
|Stadium General Manager||Paul Byrne|
|Office Manager||Julia Menendez|
|Head Coach||Khano Smith|
|Assistant Coach||Dave McKay|
|Assistant Coach / Director of goalkeeping||Karl Spratt|
|Team Administrator||Jason Gove|
- Includes USL Regular Season, USL Playoffs, U.S. Open Cup. Excludes friendlies.
|Khano Smith||Bermuda||March 8, 2023||present||0||0||0||0||—|
- "Rhode Island Unveils 7,500-Seat Soccer-Specific Stadium Anchored by USL Championship Club". USL. December 2, 2019. Retrieved October 25, 2022.
- "Pawtucket celebrates Tidewater Landing project coming to waterfront". ABC6. August 12, 2022. Retrieved December 16, 2022.
- "Stadium groundbreaking moves Rhode Island toward 2024 debut in USL Championship". USL. August 12, 2022. Retrieved October 25, 2022.
- "Rhode Island FC Names Khano Smith as Club's First Head Coach and General Manager". Rhode Island Football Club. March 8, 2023. Retrieved March 8, 2023.
- "Rhode Island FC Announces Partnership with Bryant University for 2024 Season". USLChampionship.com. USL Championship. Retrieved June 9, 2023.
- "Rhode Island FC unveils home and away kits for inaugural USL Championship season". USLChampionship.com Staff. December 4, 2023. Retrieved December 4, 2023.
- Reimann, Ben (December 4, 2023). "Rhode Island FC Lands Breeze Airways as Front-of-Jersey Sponsor". rhodeislandfc.com. Retrieved December 4, 2023.
- Reimann, Ben (November 7, 2023). "Rhode Island FC Announces Rhode Island Energy as the Club's Exclusive Electric and Natural Gas Partner". rhodeislandfc.com. Retrieved December 4, 2023.
- Reimann, Ben (November 16, 2023). "Rhode Island FC Announces Partnership with Centreville Bank". rhodeislandfc.com. Retrieved December 4, 2023.
- "Rhode Island FC Signs First Player Ahead of Inaugural Season". Rhode Island Football Club. November 1, 2023. Retrieved November 1, 2023.
- "Front Office". Rhode Island FC. Retrieved July 18, 2023.