PASL Welcomes Real Phoenix, Announces Series of Changes in Arizona

Date: Sep 19, 2012
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PASL Welcomes Real Phoenix, Announces Series of Changes in Arizona


9/19/12 - The Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) today made a series of announcements involving its presence in the State of Arizona.

The Arizona Storm will return for a second season and will move from Phoenix to nearby Prescott Valley where they have signed a lease to play at the 5,100 seat Tim's Toyota Center.

The expansion Tucson Extreme's inaugural season was pushed back to 2013/14.  "We regret to inform everyone that changes within the Tucson Convention Center staffing created conflicts in scheduling and we are suspending our 2012 season," said Extreme Managing Partner Tom Mitchell in a statement. "We look forward to working with the Convention Center in hopes of return for the 2013 season."

The moves by the Storm and Extreme created a scheduling opportunity for the PASL to accelerate the launch of Real Phoenix, an expansion team that initially intended to begin in 2013/14. 
Led by Rosario Lopez, Jr., Real Phoenix will immediately begin a branding initiative to build momentum heading into their first professional season this November.

Lopez is a 19 year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department, a former Arizona Cotton player, and current CEO of Real Phoenix Football Club.

Real will play this season at Phoenix Sports Centre at 3839 W Indian School Road in Phoenix.

Real Phoenix will introduce its coaching staff at an upcoming press conference.

The team will also field a developmental team in the PASL-Premier as well as a women's team.  
"Real Phoenix Professional Arena Soccer is taking flight in the PASL," said an ethusiastic Lopez, "and we will elevate arena soccer to new heights"  


A preliminary website is active at  Tickets will go on sale in October.

About Professional Arena Soccer League and Premier Arena Soccer League

The PASL is a professional league which began play on October 25, 2008.  The league, entering its fifth season, consists of US teams, the CMISL (Canada), and the LMFR (Mexico).  The Dallas Sidekicks, Harrisburg Heat, Las Vegas Legends, Rockford Rampage, Sacramento Surge, and Real Phoenix have been added for the 2012/13 season.  The Tulsa Revolution and Tucson Extreme have been added for the 2013/14 season.  The PASL-Premier just completed its 15th season as the nation's top amateur arena soccer league.  The PASL and PASL-Premier are members of Federacion Internacional de Futbol Rapido (FIFRA).

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