SAN DIEGO Calif. (Sept. 17, 2019) – The United Soccer League (USL) Championship club for San Diego announced today it will play its inaugural season in 2020 at Torero Stadium on the campus of the University of San Diego. The Club will play its first regular season match the first weekend of March 2020. Deposits for season tickets will open up to the public on September 18 at 10:00 a.m. PT.
“Playing our inaugural season in 2020 was important to us, to the league and most importantly to the San Diego soccer community,” said President and Co-founder Warren Smith. “The excitement and anticipation we have for the season is palpable. We have our sights on our opening night in March 2020, and that incredible moment we can take the pitch for America’s Finest City.”
The Club was launched on June 19, 2019 under the leadership of President and Co-founder Warren Smith, who has led and launched multiple sports teams and venues including most recently the USL Championship club Sacramento Republic FC. USL San Diego’s technical side is led by Executive Vice President of Soccer Operations Landon Donovan - the U.S. Men’s National Team all-time leader in goals and assists.
“I have been honored to be a part of some special teams over the years, but few experiences can compare to the opportunity of building a club in its inaugural season,” said Executive Vice President of Soccer Operations Landon Donovan. “It is all about building a team that wears San Diego across their hearts and competes at the highest level on the pitch. As we build this roster, we will do so by identifying both the best local talent through open tryouts, as well as signing some of the best in the world to join us at training camp in January 2020.”
USL San Diego will be accepting deposits for season tickets starting September 18 at 10:00 a.m. PT. The $50 nonrefundable deposit will hold priority placement for any fan wishing to become a Season Ticket Member. Deposits will be converted into season tickets and seats selected in early October 2019. Based on the limited occupancy of Torero Stadium, the Club anticipates demand to quickly outweigh supply based on similar markets and initial interest.
To learn more about the season, tickets and stadium, visit uslsandiego.com.