Kino Sports Complex gearing up for first soccer season home game May 19by Pima County News on May. 07, 2012, under Kino Sports Complex, Pima County, Southern Arizona, Sports, Tucson
FC Tucson’s first home game – against the Southern California Seahorses – is 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Single-game tickets for the season are on sale at:
- www.Facebook.com/FCTucson – click on the “Buy Tickets” tab.
- www.FCTucson.com – click on the “Tickets” tab.
- www.ticketforce.com – search for FC Tucson.
The clay infield at North Field No. 5 has already been replaced by 800 tons of sand. Fencing, gates and bleachers are being put in place. When complete the field will meet FIFA standards for international soccer competition. The club will be using the North Clubhouse (see www.kinosportscomplex.com/Map_Complex.html).
“This is a collaborative effort between Pima County, FC Tucson, and Pima County Stadium District,” said Chris Bartos, director of the Stadium District. “Besides Kino Stadium, this latest field conversion will provide a second soccer venue at the complex and help to meet the demand for professional-level soccer completion in Tucson, increase awareness of Kino Sports Complex as a multi-sport venue, and be a tremendous economic driver for Pima County.
“In fact, we’ve learned from the recent soccer matches we hosted in February that both baseball and soccer competition can coexist at Kino Sports Complex very well!”
The rest of the home game schedule is:
- May 23 – FC Tucson vs PHX Monsoon
- May 26 – FC Tucson vs Pali Blues
- June 2 – FC Tucson vs Fresno Fuego
- June 14 – FC Tucson vs LA Misioneros
- June 23 – FC Tucson vs Orange County Bluestar
- June 30 – FC Tucson vs Ventura County Fusion
- July 6 – FC Tucson vs BYU Cougars
- July 8 – FC Tucson vs Ogden Outlaws
- Game 10 – date to be announced
Concessions and beer will be sold during the games. Parking is free.
Kino Sports Complex is the largest professional sports and entertainment venue of its kind in Pima County. It includes the 11,000-seat Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, 11 baseball fields (four with lights) and lighted softball and soccer fields. With its panoramic view of the Santa Catalina Mountains, it is a natural fit for youth, high school and collegiate sports. Plus, it makes a great setting for social gatherings, concerts, and community events. To learn more, or to schedule an event, go to www.kinosportscomplex.com.