Tucson,AZ - Today, FC Tucson officially revealed theInaugural FC Tucson 4th of July Blast Presented by CenturyLink. The fireworksshow will follow FC Tucson's match against Albuquerque Sol FC on Friday, July4. The match will kick off at 7:30 p.m. with the fireworks scheduled to beginroughly 30 minutes after game concludes.
"Wewant this to be the biggest, loudest and most electric crowd we've ever had atan FC Tucson match," said the FC Tucson ownership group in a jointstatement. "We expect to set a club record for the highest attendance inour young history and then we want to celebrate the world's greatest sport in aWorld Cup year with a spectacular display during the match and the afterward.FC Tucson would like to thank CenturyLink for stepping up to help us make thisfirst year of a new tradition possible. This will be an amazingcelebration."
"Weat CenturyLink are extremely excited to partner with FC Tucson for this year's4th of July Blast," said Century Link VP and GM for Greater Arizona GuyGunther. "CenturyLink is proud to be associated with FC Tucson andorganization with a bright future, community focus and and a desire to helpgrow the great game of soccer locally and nationally."
The 4thof July Blast will be the third and final match of the Southwestern Showdownfeaturing FC Tucson and Albuquerque Sol FC. Both teams will be playing for"The Golden Rattler" rivalry trophy. FC Tucson currently leads theseries with four points after two matches. All the club needs is a win or drawto secure the trophy. Albuquerque needs to win by at least four goals to earnthe trophy.
Afireworks show, presented by CenturyLink, follows the evening's match. Thefireworks are just one of two displays happening in the Tucson area. Due to thefireworks, parking in the immediate area of the stadium willbe severely limited. Fans are encouraged to arrive early, park on theSouth Side of Kino Sports Complex, and walk over the Ajo bridge to get to NorthStadium.
Fanscoming to the match can also expect the following that will make theirexperience the best party in town:
- WOW! Concessionspowered by FC Tucson.
- The eegee's Corner Bleachersand the eegee's truck selling fresh and cool eegee's all night.
- Youth Soccer Fun Zoneat the south end of the field.
- The Tucson MedicalCenter Mini Ball Goal Explosion
- The Pepsi Halftimet-shirt toss
- Post-match autographsession presented by Desert Diamond