“This is the next step in professional soccer’s evolution in Arizona,” Arizona United Soccer Club owner Kyle Eng said in a Dec. 16 press release.
“Our mission is to serve the entire Arizona soccer community, and this move will bring the beautiful game to a wider audience. With Scottsdale Stadium’s proximity to restaurants and nightlife in Downtown Scottsdale, our supporters will enjoy a game day experience that is second to none.”
Winter home of the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants, Scottsdale Stadium has won praise for its intimate sidelines, fan-friendly facilities and central location.
The city of Scottsdale partnered with the soccer club, according to the press release.
“The people of Scottsdale love sports, and soccer is definitely among the most popular,” Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane said. “That’s why we are so excited to welcome the Arizona United Soccer Club to Scottsdale Stadium and Downtown Scottsdale. It’s a great venue in a great location, and it will provide a great home field advantage for Arizona’s only professional soccer team. We can’t wait to kick off the season.”
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