Tickets for international, Major League Soccer matches, tournament at Kino Sports Complex go on sale at noon todayby Pima County News on Dec. 03, 2012, under Kino Sports Complex, Pima County, Southern Arizona, Sports, Tucson
Canada and Denmark will play the first international soccer “friendly” match in Tucson at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium on Jan. 26.
Then seven Major League Soccer teams will play nine friendly matches, or “friendlies” –the Desert Friendlies presented by FC Tucson, at the Kino Sports Complex’s North Field #5, north of Ajo Way, from Jan. 29 to Feb. 8.
Four MLS teams will play in the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup at Kino Stadium on Feb. 13, 16, 20 and 23.
Pima County is investing $2 million to build five permanent soccer venues north of Ajo Way; two of them will be arenas that will seat 1,000 and 3,000 spectators.
FC Tucson, established in 2010, owns FC Tucson Soccer, Tucson’s top-level soccer team and the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup. Follow FC Tucson at www.fctucson.com.
Kino Sports Complex (www.kinosportscomplex.com) is home to both the Triple-A Tucson Padres baseball team and the FC Tucson soccer club. It is the largest professional sports and entertainment venue of its kind in Pima County. It includes the 11,000-seat Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, seven baseball fields (four with lights), lighted softball fields, a regulation Soccer Stadium (lighted) and four additional fields for soccer, field hockey, rugby, and lacrosse. With its panoramic view of the Santa Catalina Mountains, it is a natural fit for youth, high school, collegiate, and professional sports. Plus, it makes a great setting for social gatherings, concerts, and community events.
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