Tucson, AZ, to Host Premier Development League Soccer Matches
25 Jul, 2014
Kino Sports Complex to be Venue for Events
FC Tucson is bringing it home.
The Premier Development League Western Conference playoffs will be Friday, July 25, and Saturday, July 26, at Kino Sports Complex North Stadium.
FC Tucson clinched the PDL Mountain Division title and fourth place in regular PDL season play on July 12 with 34 overall points and 11 wins. It won its first-ever playoff match 2-1 on Saturday against the Los Angeles Misioneros, the Southwest Division’s second-place club.
The PDL consists of 64 teams across the country broken up into 10 divisions and four conferences (Eastern, Central, Southern and Western).
In the Western Conference semifinals, FC Tucson will face the Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23, the Northwest Division’s number two team, at 8 p.m. Friday. The Northwest Division champion Kitsap Pumas will face the Southwest Division champion Ventura County Fusion in the other semifinal at 6 p.m.
The two winners will play for the conference title at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets are $10 on the FC Tucson website. Admission is free for children ages 5 and younger. The attendance record was set on July 4 when 2,983 fans watched FC Tucson beat Albuquerque Sol FC.
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. For more information or to purchase tickets to FC Tucson events, visit www.fctucson.com.
Kino Sports Complex is the largest venue in Pima County for youth, amateur and professional sports, concerts, and community events. The south baseball complex includes the 11,000-seat Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, seven full-size fields, three clubhouses and parking. The north soccer complex includes the 2,900-seat North Stadium, which is home to the FC Tucson soccer club, a 1,000-seat North Grandstand field, four additional fields, and a clubhouse with parking. To learn more or schedule an event, go to www.kinosportscomplex.com or call 520-546-5466. “Like” Kino Sports Complex on Facebook to keep up with the fun all summer long.