by David Mendez
FC Tucson, the little semi-pro team that could (and has, and will continue to do), is playing their final game of the season tomorrow — and, for that matter, the final game at their current field, before they move into their new digs next season.
And for tomorrow's game, they want you, Tucson, to join in and help give them their very first sellout game of the season.
From FC Tucson:
“This has been a fantastic season of accomplishments for our growing and passionate fan base. We went over 1,000 fans twice this season and now, we want to challenge our community to come out for one final summer celebration and be a part of our first official sell-out of 1,200 fans,” said FC Tucson Chief Business Officer Chris Keeney. “These players have fallen in love with Tucson and it would be tremendous to send them back to their collegiate or professional careers with a massive home field advantage and a standing ovation when the match ends. It’s also the last hurrah at Field 5 because we will open next season at our new stadium which will be an epic event as well.”
Added FC Tucson Head Coach Rick Schantz: “Revenge is on all of our minds. When we lost to BYU in Provo on July 4, they had their biggest home crowd of the season and it was clear their players fed off that energy. We want to return the favor and show the Cougars just how difficult it is to play against us in Tucson, Arizona.”
In addition to “Pack The House” Night, July 20 is also “Fan Appreciation Night.” In addition to FC Tucson’s match with BYU, fans can also expect the following:
· Chapman Tucson Champions League Men's Over 45 Final
· adidas water bottle giveaway to first 250 fans.
· Tucson Adult Soccer League Night.
· $3 hot dogs.
· Hero Appreciation: Military and first responders get in for $10.
· Frost gelato bites to the first 100 fans.
· TMC Mini-Balls.
· Team Posters.
· Raffle for team-autographed soccer balls.
· Post-match autographs.
· Halftime appearance by new University of Arizona women’s head soccer coach Tony Amato.
If you've support FC Tucson this season, or if you're wondering what all the fuss is about, head to tomorrow's game and check it out — and if you're so inclined, it wouldn't hurt to look up the FC Tucson supporters, the Cactus Pricks, while you're at it.