| Harrisburg Heat|
Major Arena Soccer League
| New Holland Arena|
| 4th, Eastern Division
Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
The Harrisburg Heat are an American professional indoor soccer team based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The team is a part of the Major Arena Soccer League. The Heat's home venue is New Holland Arena at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center.
The Harrisburg Heat claim the heritage of an original Harrisburg Heat franchise that was a member of the National Professional Soccer League, which later became the Major Indoor Soccer League. On May 2, 2012, the Heat were awarded a PASL expansion franchise to begin with the 2012–13 season.
On January 24, 2014, the Heat announced they would relocate from the 2,200-seat Equine Arena at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center to the complex's 7,300-seat New Holland Arena (originally called the "Large Arena") starting with the 2014–15 season. The original Harrisburg Heat played their home matches at the Large Arena during their 12 seasons of existence. The team was scheduled joined the Indoor Professional League in 2016, but it was later announced that they had rejoined the MASL.
Harrisburg Heat (2012–) Wikipedia
The Heat were sold by the PASL in September 2013 and are currently owned and operated by the Heat Soccer Group LLC with longtime indoor soccer broadcaster John Wilsbach the principal owner. Wilsbach serves as the President and General Manager.
Richard Chinapoo served as the team's head coach the first two seasons before retiring and being replaced by onetime indoor soccer star Tarik Walker, who was fired after an 0-13 start in the 2015-16 season. Gino DiFlorio lontime assistant coach, served as interim head co-coach with Mark Ludwig for the remainder of the season, with a 1-5 record.
Carl Delmont purchased the team in June 2016 from John Wilsbach and now serves as the CEO and General Manager. Wilsbach remains with the team as the Vice President. Denison Cabral was named head coach of the Heat for the upcoming 2016-17 season.As of December 20, 2016
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Denison Cabral – Head coach, (2016–present)
Gino DiFlorio – Assistant coach
Lester Felician – Assistant coach