New stadium brings record-setting crowds for Phoenix Rising

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Phoenix Rising Football Club.)

By AZ Big Media

Over 10,000 fans poured into the dusty parking lot of the Phoenix Rising Soccer Stadium on April 1 for the team’s season opener, and for the first time, they arrived at a stadium located in Phoenix.

The stadium, located on 38th St. and Washington, was packed to the brim as airplanes flew overhead- not from a celebratory flyover, but from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport located just down the road.

They added to a raucous atmosphere in the same facility where the team played in the past; the stadium was deconstructed at its previous location at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler and rebuilt on land the City of Phoenix leased to Phoenix Rising for five years.

Mitch Ressler had been a season ticket holder for two seasons, and the previous stadium was only located two miles from his house. Yet, the move didn’t bother him.

“I think it’s better for the city. It’s more centrally located, it’s on the light rail so people can get to it,” Ressler said at his tailgate outside of the home opener.


Photo by Madelaine Braggs, RLGR
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