Phoenix Rising FC moving stadium to Wild Horse Pass

This is why you build a modular stadium: Phoenix Rising FC is moving its stadium and training fields to Wild Horse Pass within the Gila River Indian Community while improving the USL Championship facility in the process.

According to team officials, the move will immediately increase seating capacity at the stadium, improve VIP luxury suites, speed entry and exit from the stadium complex and add additional training fields. It’s set to be ready for the 2021 USL Championship season. The new facility will incorporate part of the team’s former stadium at the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

“Since the launch of Phoenix Rising FC in 2016, fan support has been consistently increasing,” said Phoenix Rising FC Governor Berke Bakay via press statement. “Prior to COVID-19, twenty-three consecutive matches at Casino Arizona Field were sold out due to our amazing supporters. This move will immediately increase stadium seating by more than 35 percent and also provide room for future expansion.”

In addition to increased seating, the stadium will include an enhanced video board, a larger press box, improved sound and a new family-friendly general admission section opposite the lively supporters’ area anchored by the Los Bandidos and Red Fury fan groups. Expansion plans include a permanent ticket office, new locker rooms and an on-site administrative office.  

Located just south of Gila River Hotels & Casinos – Wild Horse Pass near the junction of the I-10 and 202 south freeways, the new stadium complex will feature multiple paved roads for quick entry and exit, a paved VIP parking lot and permanent bathrooms for fans. 

The new training facility and stadium will be completed before the start of the 2021 USL Championship season, which is now projected to begin on or around May 1.

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