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Pima County to Cut Ribbon on New Soccer Complex

29 Oct, 2013


County’s Newest, Biggest and Best Soccer Stadium at Kino Sports Complex Opens on Oct. 30

The Pima County Board of Supervisors, Kino Sports Complex and FC Tucson invite the public to a ribbon-cutting and news conference at the completed North Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m. Members of local youth soccer teams have been invited to assist with the ribbon-cutting.

The new 2,360-seat stadium and the surrounding fields and facilities provide a much-needed venue for youth, amateur and professional soccer and other grass sports such as lacrosse and football. The improvements reflect Pima County’s goal to make Kino Sports Complex a preferred site for a variety of sports and community events and a recreational destination for participants, residents and tourists of all ages.

“I commend FC Tucson, all the staff at Kino Sports Complex, architect Phil Swaim, Pima County Facilities Management Director Reid Spaulding and his staff, and Canyon Construction for their hard work in creating this new stadium,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Ramón Valadez. “The new stadium and fields and FC Tucson’s efforts to bring high quality international and Major League Soccer here will attract tourists and produce substantial economic benefits for Pima County.

“We look forward to Kino Sports Complex hosting FC Tucson’s third MLS preseason training camp and an even bigger and better Desert Diamond Cup here in February 2014.”

Kino Sports Complex North is at 2817 E. Ajo Way, between Kino Parkway and Country Club Road. Head north on Forgeus Street at the light and turn right into the parking lot.

Kino Sports Complex North
Amenities
New main entrance

North Stadium
1,800-seat grandstand with overhang for shade, and bleachers with 560 seats
Professional, natural grass, lighted field
Scoreboard
Ticket booth, concessions area and restrooms

North Grandstand
1,000-seat grandstand
Professional, natural grass, lighted field
Concessions area and restrooms

Four more soccer fields
Clubhouse
Parking

North Stadium project info
Groundbreaking was April 25
Cost $3 million
Project manager: Pima County Facilities Management
Architect: Swaim Associates
General contractor: Canyon Construction

Kino Sports Complex North also includes two neighborhood parks: Sam Lena (two lighted softball fields) and Willie Blake Park (two soccer fields); and the Kino Environmental Restoration Project (KERP) with a 2.2-mile paved path that is part of The Loop bicycle and pedestrian trail system.

The 155-acre Kino Sports Complex is also home to Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium with a seating capacity of 11,000 (8,000 seats and 3,000 grass seating). The South Complex also includes seven full-sized practice fields (four with lights); two practice infields; two lighted soccer fields; indoor, outdoor and underground batting cages; three full-service clubhouses; and dedicated parking lots. Visit www.kinosportscomplex.com or call 520-546-5466.

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 preseason tournament. In 2012, FC Tucson was named the PDL Rookie Franchise of the Year. To purchase tickets to all FC Tucson events, fans can go to www.fctucson.com.

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