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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A new soccer stadium is opening today at the Kino Sports Complex, it is ready for thousands of soccer fans.

Pima County's newest and biggest soccer stadium has been named the Kino Sports Complex North Stadium.

Leaders from the community, the Kino Sports Complex and FC Tucson will be on hand for the ribbon cutting later today.  The stadium was part of a multi-million dollar project from the county that first broke ground back in April.

Less than a year later the new 2,360 seat stadium is ready to hold the screaming soccer fans.  The surrounding fields and facilities are ready for youth and professional soccer.  The field will even be used for other sports like lacrosse and football.

Officials say the new stadium will attract tourists and bring in money for Pima County.

FC Tucson's third MLS preseason training camp and the Desert Diamond Cup will be hosted in the new stadium in 2014.

The new facility will see its first major event in November.

Officials will give more information on that in the ribbon cutting ceremony, which will take place this afternoon at 3 p.m.

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