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Early bird pricing for 2024 FC Tucson season tickets

Despite just 10 weeks having elapsed since the Men in Black stepped off the turf at Kino North Stadium and completed the first undefeated home season in club history, it’s time to look ahead to the 2024 FC Tucson season.

Reserve your season tickets today and enjoy special, early bird pricing now through Oct. 8. Whether you’re keen on watching the WSPL women or the USL League Two men – or both! – FC Tucson promises another riveting season of soccer.

Strike now to net a sweet deal – just $15 deposit for women’s or $24 for men’s – and score some swag as well.

– Hannah Van Sickle, The Arizona 100

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Arizona sports teams

Name Sport Website Phone Number
Arizona Cardinals Football (602) 379-0101
Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball (602) 462-6500
Phoenix Suns Basketball (602) 379-7900
Arizona Coyotes Hockey (623) 772-3800
Phoenix Mercury Basketball (602) 252-9622
FC Tucson Soccer (520) 334-1115
Northern Arizona Suns Basketball (928) 772-7867
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Coming to (soccer) blows

What began with 32 teams from across the globe converging upon the Southern Hemisphere for a chance at claiming soccer’s most coveted prize has been whittled down to four – meaning either Spain, Sweden, Australia or England will leave Stadium Australia, Sydney, with the FIFA Women’s World Cup when it concludes on Sunday, Aug. 20.

The two-time defending champion Americans (2015 and 2019) fell to Sweden on penalties in round 16 of match play – marking their earliest exit in the tournament’s history.

The U.S. women’s national team made it to the semi-finals in each of the eight previous tournaments, winning four times.

– Hannah Van Sickle, The Arizona 100

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More women’s soccer? Yes, please.

When the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ kicked off July 20 in Auckland, spectators from the Grand Canyon State had their eyes on Gabi Rennie – a rising senior at Arizona State – as she made her World Cup debut with the New Zealand Women’s National Team.

Rennie is just the second Sun Devil soccer player in history, joining Amy LePeilbet of Team USA, to be named to her country’s World Cup roster – a rare feat considering women did not hit the World Cup playing field until 1991, when the inaugural tournament was held in China (and the U.S. emerged victorious).

– Hannah Van Sickle, The 100 Companies

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Summer soccer at its best

FC Tucson is kickin’ it up a notch by celebrating Arizona’s favorite summer pastime with a slate of home games to wrap the 2023 season.

Get in on the fun of the men’s winning season (5-2-1 to date) on Saturday, June 24 for Military Appreciation and First Responders’ Night and Monday, July 3 for an Independence Day Celebration, complete with post-game fireworks.

Or, join the women (currently 3-0-1) on Friday, June 30 for Fan Appreciation Night. This will also be the team’s final home game of the season.

All matches will start at 7 p.m. at Kino North Stadium.

– Staff report, The Arizona 100

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Tucson area summer soccer clinics for kids

Are your kids keen on kickin’ it with some of soccer’s hottest up-and-coming stars? Look no further than a trio of summer soccer clinics, each boasting two hours of non-stop action with FC Tucson USL and WPSL players.

Players ages 4-14 – of all abilities, including beginners – are invited to head to Quail Creek Veterans’ Municipal Park in Sahuarita (June 20), River Front Lower Fields in Oro Valley (June 22) or Cyr Center Park in Sierra Vista (July 13). All clinics run from 6-8 p.m. and require advance registration.

Join the #pathtopro today and take your (kids’) game to the next level.

– Jeff Arnold, Founder, RIGHTSURE

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A great day for Arizona and women’s soccer

The United Soccer League Super League slated for kick-off in August 2024 recently announced a dozen markets for its inaugural season, among them a pair from the Grand Canyon State.

In a state that has female leadership already in place at the city, county, state and federal levels, we now have women’s Super League [soccer] Teams, said Jeff Arnold, club chairperson for FC Tucson who, with owner Jon Pearlman, will be at the helm of USL Super League Tucson.

Together with the USL Super League Phoenix, the pair will bring the highest level of professional women’s soccer to Arizona. Score.

– Hannah Van Sickle, The 100 Companies

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Arizona represents on multiple NBA rosters

Ahead of the NBA Finals (slated for June 1-18 in San Francisco and Boston), a bit of digging in the archives reveals a dozen current NBA players with Arizona roots.

Seven teams in total are represented by former Wildcats who boast individual stats that run the gamut from tallest at 7’1″ (Deandre Ayton of the Suns), most points per game with 25.62 (Lauri Markkanen of the Jazz) and longest career, which began in 2004 (Andre Iguodala of the Warriors).

The Grand Canyon State bowed out of the fun earlier this month after Phoenix fell to Denver in round two.

– Hannah Van Sickle, The 100 Companies

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FC Tucson’s women shine as athletes, role models

FC Tucson, Southern Arizona’s only Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) franchise, released their 2023 schedule and are ready to shine both on and off the pitch once again.

The new season kicks off Friday, June 2 at Kino North Stadium with Women in Leadership Night.  After coaching FC Tucson to the 2021 Desert Conference championship, Tucson native Kelly Pierce returns as head coach for her fourth season.

Catch one of four home matches (season total of eight) for what Pierce calls “a chance to watch a positive female role model; something for [little girls] to shoot for in the future.”

– Hannah Van Sickle, The Arizona 100

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Arizona Wildcats – a history of March Madness

Earlier this month, the University of Arizona men’s basketball team fell to No. 15 Princeton in the first round of the 2023 NCAA Division I Tournament – becoming legendary as the first program in NCAA history to net multiple first-round defeats as a No. 2 seed.

The Wildcats made 25 consecutive tournament appearances between 1985-2009, one trip shy of North Carolina’s record 27; on four occasions in the same period, they reached the Final Four.

Arizona, who ended the current season at 28-7, became the first team in Pac-10/12 conference history to win 18 conference games in a season last year.

– Hannah Van Sickle, The Arizona 100