The Phoenix City Council voted unanimously today to approve a multi-year lease of land for Phoenix Rising FC’s stadium and professional soccer training facility at 3801 East Washington Street, adjacent to the popular Phoenix Park ’n Swap.
“Phoenix Rising is the ultimate fan experience attracting residents from all over the valley,” said Phoenix Councilmember Carlos Garcia. “Their move to Phoenix will not only centrally locate the stadium but also bring economic value to the city. I am thrilled to welcome them to District 8. I can’t wait to cheer them on alongside my family and District 8 residents.”
The capacity, look and feel of the club’s current stadium at Wild Horse Pass will be transferred to the new, more centrally located site in Phoenix during the offseason. Rising intends to host its 2023 home opener and season at the new site beginning in March of 2023.
In addition to being centrally located and adjacent to Phoenix Park ‘n Swap, the new stadium site in Phoenix will provide Rising fans with abundant paved parking and light rail access directly to the stadium via the nearby Valley Metro Station light rail stop at 38th Street/GateWay Community College.
“This move will allow us to immediately upgrade our gameday fan experience, which has always been our top priority,” said Phoenix Rising FC Governor Bill Kraus. “Accessibility to the site is excellent and there will be opportunities to create partnerships with the small businesses at Phoenix Park ‘n Swap. We have so much respect for the hundreds of business owners who operate there and the thousands of customers they serve every week.”
For the past two years, Phoenix Rising FC has played its home matches at Wild Horse Pass within the Gila River Indian Community.
“We are grateful for our partnership with the Gila River Indian Community and hope to continue working with them to allow thousands of children and visiting professional soccer teams to use the beautiful soccer fields we developed together at Wild Horse Pass,” said Kraus.
Rising’s 2023 regular season will kick off in March and run through October. For ticket information, visit PHXRisingFC.com or call/text 623-594-9606.
About Phoenix Rising FC
Phoenix Rising FC is the highest-level professional soccer franchise in Arizona history. Established in 2016, the club has won the 2020 and 2018 Western Conference Titles as well as the USL Championship’s 2019 Regular Season Title. Rising holds the record for the longest win streak in American professional soccer history (20 matches). It is owned by legendary Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker, Didier Drogba, Advantage Sports Union CEO, Alex Zheng and an impressive collection of local business leaders and international celebrities.
Phoenix Rising FC plays in the USL Championship, the largest Division 2 professional league in the world. For season tickets or more information call 623-594-9606 or visit PHXRisingFC.com. You can also follow the team on Facebook (PHXRisingFC), Twitter (@PHXRisingFC), Instagram (@PHXRisingFC) and YouTube (PhoenixRisingFootballClub) or by downloading the Official Team App in the App Store or Google Play.