by Staff Writer


DUNEDIN, FL- The Anclote Pirates have come to terms with Dunedin High School, making Dunedin Memorial Stadium the 2017 Home of the Pirates.  There have been extensive negotiations between Pirates Administration and Dunedin High School Administration for the past few months.  

Pirates Vice President Steve Korossy was upbeat about the agreement, "We had several adequate options for our 2017 home games, but the Dunedin Community stood out since it's a very close knit community who supports local sports.  Dunedin Memorial Stadium is located in a the heart of a tourist community, which will help increase our attendance and build the Pirate Nation fan base.  Our players will benefit from a great football facility.  This agreement also benefits Dunedin High School students and that was very important to us.  We believe our organizational plan will be best served in Dunedin and we are pleased to be partnered with Dunedin High School."

The Pirates were founded in 2009 by Andy Villamarzo, and the team was a member of the United Football Federation (UFF) from 2010-2014.  After leaving the UFF, the Pirates have completely restructured this year, rebuilding the organization from the ground up.  In August 2016, the Pirates were voted in as a member of the Florida Football Alliance (FFA), a statewide football league in its tenth year.  

The Pirates open their season at home on Saturday 1/28/2017 against the Twin County Raiders.  Kickoff is at 5:00pm at Dunedin Memorial Stadium 1651 Pinehurst Road  Dunedin, FL. 34698.  The FFA regular season includes ten games, five of which are home games.  Ticket prices are $10 Adults, $7 Students, and Children under age 7 are free.  

The Pirates are a not-for-profit organization.  Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Pirates CEO Andy Villamarzo at avillamarzo.pirates@gmail.com or 727-379-AHOY (2469).