The Brickyard Battalion, established August 3rd 2011, was instituted to bring a Professional Soccer team BACK to the great city of Indianapolis! We are an independent supporters group of Indy Eleven, which was announced on January 16th, 2013 in front of a crowd of hundreds at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. The BIG announcement was joined by owner Ersal Ozdemir, team President Peter Wilt, Governor Pence and many other public and soccer dignitaries.

Over the years, we’ve seen our team at the bottom of the table and as 2016 Spring Season Champions. No matter the results on the field, the support we give will never waiver. We’ve seen a tremendous amount of growth and we look to continue making the BYB the best supporters group in lower division soccer.

The Brickyard Battalion and its affiliate group members mission is to create an inspiring fan environment and a groundswell of support for Indy Eleven. We will do this through fostering an increased level of passionate support through community events, gatherings and volunteerism. The BYB was created to enable community coordination and participation in activities that will lead to the eventual development of in-stadium support for our team on an unprecedented scale for a professional soccer team in Indianapolis and in the NASL.

Despite our growth and success, we can’t sit back and relax. We need you to help us promote the beautiful game of soccer in the state of Indiana! Tell your friends, join the Brickyard Battalion, come to our gatherings, form a BYB affiliate!

BYB Board Members


Josh Mason



Andrew Retz






Justin Wiese



Peter Evans

Gameday Ops


Eric Knoll

International Affairs


David Strange

Events & Membership


Patrick Cummings


BYB Advisory Board Members

Jarron Burdine

Mike Obremski

Bart Taylor

Nancy Brown

William “Bill” Stark

Zach McNulty

Jordan Kalt

Mark D. Anderson

Red Card Regiment

Affiliate Groups / Friends of the BYB