PHOENIX, Arizona (Friday, September 4) – Phoenix Rising FC announced today that it will welcome fans back to Casino Arizona Field in a limited capacity for matches beginning Friday, September 11, when it hosts Las Vegas Lights FC at 7:30 p.m.
“The health and safety of our players, staff, fans and community remains our top priority,” said Phoenix Rising FC General Manager, Bobby Dulle. “We have consulted with state and local officials as well as health specialists throughout this process. We feel we can now safely allow a limited number of season ticket members to attend matches by implementing several key safety protocols.”
Rising has obtained safety certification by HealthyVerify, a private company that specializes in the implementation of disease-reducing procedures. Per their recommendations, Rising will allow fewer than 1,000 season-ticket members to attend next Friday’s match. All fans and staff members will be required to wear facemasks at all times. The limited-capacity seating chart for all fans will provide ample room for the recommended social-distancing measures to remain in place throughout the match.
Fans will not be permitted to carry a bag into the stadium. All tickets will be digital. Fans will enter and exit at separate gates depending on their designated seating areas. Updated parking procedures will ensure fans remain at a safe social distance, including before and after match. As always, no tailgating will be permitted in the parking lots at Casino Arizona Field.
Rising will continue to consult with government health officials, along with the United Soccer League to monitor the local health situation in regard to the presence of fans at Casino Arizona Field.
More information will be communicated directly to the season-ticket members selected to attend next week’s match in the coming days. Seating availability for those fans will be selected based on priority number.
About Phoenix Rising FC
Phoenix Rising FC is the highest-level professional soccer franchise in Arizona’s history and the 2019 USL Regular Season Title Winners. The club also holds the record for the longest win streak in American professional soccer history at 20 matches. The club is owned by legendary Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker, Didier Drogba, Advantage Sports Union CEO, Alex Zheng, club governor Berke Bakay, and an impressive collection of business leaders and international celebrities. Established in 2016, Phoenix Rising FC plays in the USL Championship, the largest Division 2 professional league in the world. The team also owns FC Tucson, which brings USL League One professional soccer to Southern Arizona. For season tickets or more information call 623-594-9606 or visit www.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.
The HealthyVerify Certification team is comprised of academic, research and medical experts. No certification process is alike as each assessment supports the implementation of customized operational safety measures. The HealthyVerify Certification is the only independent certification in the U.S. that provides business operators a year’s worth of counsel and support based on data, reviewed and guided by infectious disease experts at Barrow’s Neurological Institute and employee training for businesses created in collaboration with the most innovative university in the country, Arizona State University. The approach aims to help businesses maintain high safety standards that reduce risk and give consumers and employees confidence and peace of mind following COVID-19 forced closures. The Arizona-based company was co-founded by Jordan Rose and Court Rich of Rose Law Group.