Rabobank Arena will be the host venue for an exhibition game between the United States and Guatemala Arena Soccer National Teams as the two countries prepare for the 2018 Pan American Championships. The game is presented by Monterrey Productions.
The two teams will take the field at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, April 21st in Bakersfield. Tickets for the event are on sale now at the Rabobank Arena box office or online at www.axs.com
Team USA General Manager Bernie Lilavois, who also serves as Team President of the Ontario Fury, who play in the Major Arena Soccer League, is hoping not only for another successful visit to Bakersfield, but would like to see an MASL expansion team play in Bakersfield as well.
“I am looking forward to working with Monterrey Productions and the staff at Rabobank Arena once again to showcase what Arena Soccer is all about and the excitement it brings. Last year when we hosted USA vs. Mexico, the fans in Bakersfield showed that this is a hotbed for soccer and we are confident that it will be another awesome turnout. I still really do think Bakersfield is ready, and a prime market for professional arena soccer,” Lilavois said.
Bakersfield Pro Soccer is looking to bring a new professional sports franchise, with the fast-paced, high-speed action of arena soccer to Rabobank Arena. The group is committed to advancing soccer at every level across Kern County and Central California.
Last May 13 the US hosted Mexico and came away with a 7-6 win before 4,982 at Rabobank Arena, a phenomenal turnout that seemed to make Bakersfield’s MASL arrival an imminent one, but the season came and went without any news. Now organizers will have another chance to test the water and see if the time is right to bring arena soccer to Rabobank Arena full time.
Tickets for the game start at only $10. Group and fundraising tickets will also be available for purchase by calling 661-852-7309. For more information visit www.rabobankarena.com.
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