Phoenix Rising FC Soccer Complex

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Phoenix Rising FC Soccer Complex
PRFC Soccer Complex.jpg
A nearly complete PRFC Soccer Complex
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)

Phoenix Rising FC 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]

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.[6] 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.[7] 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.[8]

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. ^ "Phoenix Rising FC officially files for Major League Soccer expansion". 12news.com. January 31, 2017. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  7. ^ "Rising FC Players Thrilled by Stadium, Fans". Nicholas Murray. United Soccer League (USL). March 26, 2017. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  8. ^ "Rooney Rises to Occasion for Phoenix". Nicholas Murray. United Soccer League. April 8, 2017. Retrieved April 9, 2017.