SF Rec and Park to Host Bay Area Breeze Games at Kezar Stadium
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Recreation and Park Department in partnership with the United Soccer League’s Women Professional League (W-League) announced Kezar Stadium to be the Bay Area Breeze’s home facility for the 2013 season. The Breeze will be competing in a 12-game schedule from May to July with six home appearances at Kezar Stadium.
“Kezar Stadium, former home of the San Francisco 49ers, is a 10,000 seat multi-use stadium complete with a track that, in addition to hosting sporting events, is used by thousands of runners and joggers from different neighborhoods in San Francsico,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager. “We are excited that it continues to be a well-loved facility for both San Franciscans and visitors.”
The Bay Area Breeze is committed to providing an authentic and exciting experience for their fans, and each home game will be host to pre-game events including a Bay Area Breeze Tailgate; complete with local food trucks, beer and wine service, and other exciting activities. Tickets is currently on sale at www.bayareabreeze.com and will also be available at the gate on game day.
“We are excited and grateful for the opportunity to host our home games at Kezar Stadium this season,” said Breeze General Manager, Maria Lashinger. “The City of San Francisco and the entire Bay Area have some of the world’s greatest soccer fans, and we are eager to provide them with high quality women’s soccer right in their own backyard.”
The W-League is the first and longest-standing women’s soccer league in North American, featuring the highest level of women’s soccer in the United States and Canada. With emphasis on quality ownership, retention, league standards and player development, the W-League is the strongest, most sophisticated and best organized women’s league on and off the field.
The 2012 W-League campaign featured 30 teams in three regional conferences playing 12-14 regular season matches. In addition to the league’s international and professional stars, elite amateur players have the opportunity to compete in the W-League while maintaining their collegiate eligibility. The league is recognized throughout the world for providing superior competition for female players, while offering affordable family entertainment for fans throughout North America.