San Francisco’s supporter owned club will call Kezar home for 2015 Spring Schedule Schedule features NorCal Premier League play and friendlies against top sides in the area
San Francisco City Football Club is proud to announce that all spring home matches will be played at historic Kezar Stadium in the heart of San Francisco. Situated on the border of Cole Valley and the famous Haight-Ashbury district, Kezar Stadium was the former home to the San Francisco 49ers for over three decades. Kezar has also been the host of numerous soccer teams and events in the area since its inception.
“We are extremely proud to partner with the City of San Francisco to play our spring home games at Kezar Stadium.” said SF City President Jacques Pelham.
In 1967, it served as the home for the San Francisco Golden Gate Gales of the United Soccer Association. The California Victory of USL also used Kezar as their 2007 home venue (their sole season in competition). Recently, Kezar has hosted 2012 and 2014 U.S. Open Cup matches for Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes. SF City will play all NorCal Premier League games and U.S. Open Cup matches at Kezar Stadium unless announced otherwise.
SF City FC will be looking to defend its NorCal Premier League title by kicking-off away against Redwood City Juventus on Friday, March 13, 7:30pm at Bechet Field. They’ll return home a week later to face the NorCal Premier League runner up, Stanislaus United Academica, in the club’s first match at Kezar on Saturday, March 21 at 2:00pm. SF City will a play friendly match against CSU East Bay at Pioneer Stadium on April 15, as well as play in a homecoming match for SF City coach and general manager in Davis, CA on May 16. On Saturday, April 25, SF City FC will compete in the opening round of the U.S. Open Cup, with an opponent yet to be announced.
“We are very excited and determined to repeat as NorCal Premier League champions in 2015. Our lineup of league and friendly matches will provide us a very challenging environment in the build up to the U.S. Open Cup. We are so fortunate to be able to play our home matches at Kezar Stadium and look forward to providing all our supporters a world class experience worthy of this historic venue.” said SF City General Manager, Jordan Gardner.
3/13- 7:30pm at Juventus Redwood City – Bechet Field at Morton Park, Redwood City, CA 3/21- 2:00pm vs. Stanislaus Academica – Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, CA
4/11- 2:00pm vs. East Bay United – Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, CA
4/15- 7:00pm at CSU East Bay – Pioneer Stadium, Hayward, CA (Friendly)
4/18- TBD at Pacific Royals – Los Gatos, CA
4/25- US Open Cup Opening Round – TBD
5/2- TBD at Stanislaus United – Turlock, CA
5/9- 2:00pm vs. IFX Ballistic – Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, CA
5/13- US Open Cup Round #1 – TBD
5/16- 6:00pm @ Davis Legacy – Davis Legacy Fields, Davis, CA
5/20- US Open Cup Round #2 – TBD
5/27- US Open Cup Round #3 – TBD
5/30- TBD vs. San Ramon Bay Area FC – TBD
Upon conclusion of the spring schedule, SF City will continue its 2015 schedule with summer friendlies. NorCal Premier League play will resume in the fall. The spring and fall NorCal Premier League competitions this year will determine qualification for the U.S. Club/NorCal Premier League berth in the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO CITY FC:
San Francisco City Football Club is a non-profit, supporter owned club competing at the 4th tier of the U.S. Soccer Federation pyramid. For 2015, SF City’s first team will compete in the U.S. Club Soccer NorCal Premier League, a regional semi-professional league formed in 2012.
With hundreds of members and multiple teams at the adult and youth levels, SF City maintains a democratically elected board and offers members a legitimate stake in the operations of the Club.
The 2015 SF City Board of Directors:
In 2012, SF City launched the SF City Juniors U-8 program. The Club is committed to partnering with the San Francisco youth soccer community and hopefully expanding its youth academy operations across different age groups and levels of competition.
Our goal is to expand to 10,000 active members and advance to the highest level of U.S. Soccer competition by 2020. Our mission is to provide top quality football and honor the civic and sporting legacy of San Francisco, while acting in meaningful service to the local community, and offering local youth the opportunity to learn and grow as students of the game & citizens in San Francisco’s unique cultural environment.
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