9/7/12 - The Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) announced the Sacramento Surge have joined the league as the sixth expansion team for the 2012/13 season.
The Surge is owned by Airrick Harvey, a former professional arena soccer player for the Sacramento Knights of the CISL and the Canton Invaders of the NPSL. Team ownership is nothing new to Harvey, who also owns the Sacramento Scorpions in the Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL-Premier). The last two years the Scorpions have won their division and placed second in the National finals. Airrick is committed to bringing the highest level of soccer to the PASL.
Jorge Fernandez, former coach of the Sacramento Knights outdoor team, brings extensive coaching and mentoring experience to the Sacramento Surge. As a player Jorge was named 1998 WISL Rookie of the Year and led the Sacramento Knights to an arena championship in 2000. Jorge brings extensive leadership and experience in soccer and will serve not only Sacramento Surge but the Sacramento soccer community as well.
The Sacramento Surge will open their home schedule on November 11 at Off the Wall Indoor Soccer Arena in Sacramento California. Off the Wall, which will also serve as the Surge's training facility, is celebrating its 25 year anniversary serving Sacramento as the premier soccer arena in the area.
Season tickets will go on sale October 1st. General admission tickets can be purchased for $12.50 at the door on the night of the event. Seating will be limited.
Professional arena soccer will return to Sacramento for the first time since the California Cougars played part of their schedule at Off the Wall during the 2009/10 season. The Surge will be the first Sacramento based professional arena team since 2001.
"We are ecstatic and proud to bring a professional arena soccer team back to the Sacramento area," said Harvey. "The time is now to bring the community and soccer fans the exciting, heart pumping, hard hitting, wall banging style game that they all love."
For more information on the Sacramento Surge, visit them online at www.sacsurge.com
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