Casino Arizona Field

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Casino Arizona Field
PRFC Soccer Complex.jpg
A nearly complete stadium
Former namesPhoenix Rising Soccer Complex
(2017–2018)
Address751 North McClintock Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281
Coordinates33°26′15″N 111°54′20″W / 33.43750°N 111.90556°W / 33.43750; -111.90556Coordinates: 33°26′15″N 111°54′20″W / 33.43750°N 111.90556°W / 33.43750; -111.90556
OwnerPhoenix Rising FC
Executive suites15
Capacity6,200
Record attendance7,707
(October 26, 2018 vs.
Swope Park Rangers)
Field size116 yd × 74 yd (106 m × 68 m)
Acreage15.8
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke groundFebruary 1, 2017
OpenedMarch 25, 2017
ArchitectDLR Group
General contractorRummel Construction
Tenants
Phoenix Rising FC (USLC) (2017–present)

Casino Arizona Field, formerly known as Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex, is a 15.8-acre soccer-specific training and stadium facility located in the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community near Tempe, Arizona.[1][2] It is the home of Phoenix Rising FC of the USL Championship. The complex has a 6,200-seat temporary stadium with luxury suites, separate training field, and parking area and is privately funded.[3][4][5]

History[edit]

The first game at the complex was held on March 25, 2017, when Rising FC hosted Toronto FC II in front of a crowd of 6,890 fans.[6] They won their first game at the stadium on April 8 by defeating LA Galaxy II 2–1. Luke Rooney scored both goals, the first one on a penalty kick. They were the first goals scored by the team in their new stadium.[7]

On March 15, 2019, Casino Arizona signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with Rising FC, including naming rights to the stadium, now called Casino Arizona Field.[8][9]

Phoenix Rising FC is a candidate for Major League Soccer expansion. If the franchise is awarded, a permanent stadium will be constructed on the site.[10]

The inaugural match for the Phoenix Rising Sports Complex on March 25, 2017, Toronto FC II vs. Phoenix Rising FC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arizona United SC reveals new name and logo, plus stadium plans for 2017 season". Alejandro Barahona. Arizona Republic. November 28, 2016. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  2. ^ "USL: Phoenix Rising FC unveils stadium plans". Paul Kennedy. Soccer America. November 29, 2016. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  3. ^ "Phoenix's pro soccer team unveils new stadium, name". 12news.com. November 29, 2016. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  4. ^ "Phoenix-area pro soccer team announces new name, stadium complex". KTAR News. November 28, 2016. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  5. ^ "Arizona United SC Unveils New Name and Exciting Improvements in Anticipation of 2017 Season". Phoenix Rising FC. November 27, 2016. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  6. ^ "Rising FC Players Thrilled by Stadium, Fans". Nicholas Murray. United Soccer League (USL). March 26, 2017. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  7. ^ "Rooney Rises to Occasion for Phoenix". Nicholas Murray. United Soccer League. April 8, 2017. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  8. ^ "Phoenix Rising FC Partners With Casino Arizona For Stadium Naming Rights". Phoenix Rising Football Club. March 15, 2019. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  9. ^ "New for 2019: Casino Arizona Field". Soccer Stadium Digest. March 18, 2019. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  10. ^ "Phoenix Rising FC officially files for Major League Soccer expansion". 12news.com. January 31, 2017. Retrieved March 21, 2017.