Club wants to break the all-time attendance record for an FC Tucson match.
Tucson, AZ (Wednesday, July 17, 2013) — Today FC Tucson announced that this Saturday, July 20, has been dubbed “Pack The House” Night. FC Tucson is encouraging all fans to bring as many of their friends as possible as the club attempts to break the all-time club attendance record of 1,022.
“This has been a fantastic season of accomplishments for our growing and passionate fan base. We went over 1,000 fans twice this season and now, we want to challenge our community to come out for one final summer celebration and be a part of our first official sell-out of 1,200 fans,” said FC Tucson Chief Business Officer Chris Keeney. “These players have fallen in love with Tucson and it would be tremendous to send them back to their collegiate or professional careers with a massive home field advantage and a standing ovation when the match ends. It’s also the last hurrah at Field 5 because we will open next season at our new stadium which will be an epic event as well.”
Added FC Tucson Head Coach Rick Schantz: “Revenge is on all of our minds. When we lost to BYU in Provo on July 4, they had their biggest home crowd of the season and it was clear their players fed off that energy. We want to return the favor and show the Cougars just how difficult it is to play against us in Tucson, Arizona.”
In addition to “Pack The House” Night, July 20 is also “Fan Appreciation Night.” In addition to FC Tucson’s match with BYU, fans can also expect the following:
• Chapman Tucson Champions League Men’s Over 45 Final
• adidas water bottle giveaway to first 250 fans.
• Tucson Adult Soccer League Night.
• $3 hot dogs.
• Hero Appreciation: Military and first responders get in for $10.
• Frost gelato bites to the first 100 fans.
• TMC Mini-Balls.
• Team Posters.
• Raffle for team-autographed soccer balls.
• Post-match autographs.
• Halftime appearance by new University of Arizona women’s head soccer coach Tony Amato.
Tickets for Saturday’s match can be purchased at www.fctucson.com.
About FC Tucson
FC Tucson, established in 2010, is committed to bringing the highest caliber of competitive soccer to Tucson and establishing a successful and long-lasting source of pride for city, county, state and country. FC Tucson owns FC Tucson Soccer, Tucson’s top-level soccer team and the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup, a Major League Soccer pre-season tournament. Our owners, coaches, players and staff will play to win in sport, business and community connection. We recognize that our quality, commitment and passion for the game will guide our success and establish deep bonds with our stakeholders as we strive to be recognized and respected locally, nationally and internationally. In 2012, FC Tucson was named the PDL Rookie Franchise of the Year. To stay up to date on what is going on with the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup, check out the team’s website at www.fctucson.com. You can also visit the team’s Facebook page a twww.facebook.com/FCTUCSON and follow all of the news related to FC Tucson on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FC_Tucson.
About Kino Sports Complex
Kino Sports Complex is the largest sports and entertainment venue in Pima County. The home of the Triple-A Tucson Padres baseball team and the FC Tucson soccer club includes the 11,000-seat Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, a 2,000-seat North Grandstand soccer field and a 2,000-seat North Stadium under construction. Along with seven more baseball fields (four with lights), lighted softball fields, and four more soccer fields, it is a great fit for youth, amateur and professional sports, concerts, and community events. Visit www.kinosportscomplex.com or call (520) 546-5466.
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