PHOENIX RISING FC

Phoenix Rising FC moving to Wild Horse Pass in Chandler

Dec 10, 2020, 10:13 AM | Updated: 11:00 pm
Phoenix Rising FC (Arizona Sports/Ashley Orellana)...
Phoenix Rising FC (Arizona Sports/Ashley Orellana)
(Arizona Sports/Ashley Orellana)

Phoenix Rising FC will soon have a new home to hang its cleats.

The club is moving from its stadium near Tempe to Gila River’s Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, the team announced Thursday

Arizona Sports’ Jake Anderson first reported the move.

Rising’s first and current home in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community was erected in 2017. Formerly known as the Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex, the club in 2019 signed a multi-year deal with Casino Arizona that included naming rights for the pitch located at McClintock Drive and the Loop 202.

The complex features 6,200 seats with luxury suites and a separate training field.

It’s not yet known the exact specifics of the new stadium.

The news comes following a plethora of moves made by the club this offseason, including the signings of 2019 USL League One MVP Arturo Rodriguez and 2018 MVP finalist Aodhan Quinn.

The club will look to make it back to the USL Championship Final. Despite securing a spot in the 2020 final, Rising and the Tampa Bay Rowdies were forced to cancel the meeting due to COVID-19 concerns within the Rowdies’ organization.

The two ended up being named conference title winners following the cancellation. The two clubs will explore the possibility of a season opener prior to the start of the 2021 USL Championship season.

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