For all other matters pertaining to Indy Saints FC 2018 season and day-to-day operations, including interview requests for players, coaches and club personnel:
Jason Brown, Director of Soccer Operations
Media Credential Application
PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT: All media who have been issued credentials or who are granted access to the team are expected to follow the guidelines set forth below, as well as the instructions of the Indy Saints FC staff, Stadium employees, and security personnel, or risk limitation of access or revocation of credentials.
Media access is issued with the purpose of providing access to interviews and written, audio and visual accounts of the team and club, as appropriate. No member of the media should use this access for autographs, personal photographs or commercial requests. Doing so will automatically result in the revocation of credentials to cover Indy Saints FC for the remainder of 2017 and potentially limit access for future seasons, depending on the severity of the infraction(s).
PLAYER AND STAFF INTERVIEWS: All interviews for Indy Saints FC players, coaches, executives, and staff MUST be coordinated through the Indy Saints FC Director of Operations. Contacting players directly – including through social media platforms – could result in the revocation of credentials and future access.
Interview requests for Indy Saints FC executives, players, coaches and staff members can be submitted to Jason Brown via the contact information at the top of this page.
INDY SAINTS FC MEDIA DISTRIBUTION LIST: Requests to be added to Indy Saints FC media distribution list should also be sent to Jason Brown at the following email [email protected]
MEDIA ACCESS AND AVAILABILITY AT TRAINING SESSIONS: Indy Saints FC training sessions are open to members of the media unless otherwise noted.
Practices will include interview availability for all players and coaches with members of the media immediately following the session. If arranged at least 48 hours in advance, players and coaches can be made available prior to training sessions up until 30 minutes prior to the start of training.
Most Indy Saints FC practices in 2017 will be held at the Park Tudor High School in Indianapolis, IN, beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET and last approximately 90 minutes. Select training sessions will be held at other sites, and these will be noted in the aforementioned weekly schedule.
When possible, media members are asked to confirm each day’s training session and make interview requests for specific players at least 24 hours in advance so that their availability can be confirmed, which can be done by contacting Jason Brown via the contact info at the top of this page.
MEDIA ACCESS AND AVAILABILITY AT NON-GAMEDAY/PRACTICE EVENTS: Indy Saints FC invites media outlets to cover any of its various appearances in the community and special events. While credentials may not be necessary for entrance into these events, since each activity will involve different procedures and partners, media members are asked to RSVP and receive any additional information needed for clearance and confirmation of attendance by contacting Jason Brown via the information at the top of this page at least 24 hours in advance of each event.
OFFICIAL WEB SITE: The official website of the club is www.indysaintsfc.com. The content posted on this site may be republished in its entirety by media outlets with proper credit. Please note that user-generated content, including user comments, photos and videos may not be republished without explicit consent from the club.
PHOTOS AND VIDEO FOOTAGE: Please credit the club (Indy Saints FC or, in instance of road games, opposing team) and the name of the photographer (name on folder in which photos appear) where possible when publishing.
SINGLE GAME CREDENTIALS: Indy Saints FC will be issuing credentials for the 2017 season, for which media members can apply online. The number of credentials issued to each outlet will be determined by the demonstration of ongoing and consistent coverage of the team.
Requests for game credentials must be made at least 24 hours in advance of kickoff via the team’s application online.
Any member of the media using their credential for unauthorized purposes or any manner deemed unsuitable by Indy Saints FC will have their credential revoked. All credentials are intended for the working media only and are nontransferable. The following actions will result in the permanent seizure of the credential:
- Requesting autographs at any time
- Taking photographs with players/coaches
- Using credential for family or friends of a working media member
- Conducting unauthorized interviews
- Publishing content that is willfully false, as well as damaging, about the club and its staff, players and/or other Indy Saints FC and/or gameday employees and/or their family members
- Unprofessional behavior (Cheering in the press box, consumption of alcoholic beverages, failure to abide by posted rules, etc.)
GAME DAY MEDIA WILL CALL, ENTRY ACCESS & PARKING: Media needing to pick up their full season or single game credentials and/or
parking pass should check in at the Media Will Call table, located outside the main gate.
The Media Will Call table will begin distributing credentials to media members TWO HOURS PRIOR TO KICKOFF. If you need to arrange for earlier pickup, please contact Jason Brown via the contact info found at the top of this page by at least FOUR HOURS PRIOR TO KICKOFF.
Credentialed media members will be allowed to enter Stadium two hours prior to kickoff and have access through all entry gates WITH THEIR CREDENTIAL once they open to the public 90 minutes before kickoff.
PRE-GAME INTERVIEWS: While the Indy Saints FC locker room will be closed to media members prior to every game, pre-game interviews with players and coaches can be requested via Jason Brown; such request must be made at least 24 hours prior to kickoff. Please note that pre-game interview availability will end 75 minutes prior to kickoff.
POST-GAME INTERVIEWS: Due to facility limitations, there will be no formal press conference availability. Instead, Indy Saints FC will facilitate interviews with the team’s head coach and requested players.
FIELD LEVEL ACCESS AT GAMES: Unless otherwise noted, credentialed media members will be granted the following field-level access during game day.
PRE-GAME: All credentialed media members will have access to all areas of the field level WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE TEAM BENCH/TECHNICAL AREAS. This access will be available through kickoff.
IN-GAME: Credentialed media members using their access to gather photography and/or video footage MUST BE STATIONED ALONG THE ENDLINE; the only exceptions are for television broadcast crew members and official team photographers. While the West sideline will be made available for media members to move between endlines during the run of play and at halftime, the East (bench) sideline is STRICTLY OFF LIMITS for credentialed media until after the final whistle. Media members that do not follow this guideline will be at risk of having their credential revoked.Thanks and See You Soon!