FRESNO, Calif. — Fresno Football Club announced its complete 34-match schedule for its inaugural season in the United Soccer League on Friday. The Foxes will officially open the season at Chukchansi Park on Saturday, March 17 against fellow expansion franchise Las Vegas Lights FC. The league opener is the first of 17 home matches Fresno will play during the 2018 USL regular season. Season tickets for Fresno FC matches can be purchased online at FresnoFC.com or by calling the club’s sales office at 559-320-2525.
“We’re ecstatic to finally release our full league calendar for our inaugural season, so fans can start saving the dates to be a part of soccer history in the Valley” said Fresno FC general manager Frank Yallop. “We’ll play 17 matches at home, and open our season with a proper celebration by giving fans three matches in the first two weeks of the USL season.”
During the season, Fresno FC will play every team in the Western Conference twice, once home and once on the road. The Foxes will play Real Monarchs SLC and Sacramento Republic FC three times.
Fresno FC will play its first away match at Seattle Sounders 2 on Wednesday, March 28. The 2018 inaugural season will see Fresno FC play back-to-back home matches five times, including opening week against Las Vegas Lights FC and LA Galaxy II.
June will be Los Zorros' busiest month at Chukchansi Park with four home matches. Fresno FC will host Seattle Sounders 2 on June 2, Sacramento Republic FC on June 13, Swope Park Rangers on June 17, and again Republic FC on June 30.
Fresno FC's last away match of the regular season will take place Sept. 28 at Rio Grande Valley FC Toros.
The Foxes also will play consecutive matches at home in the final week of the regular season, against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Oct. 5 and Real Monarchs SLC on Oct. 13.
Kickoff times, single game pricing and a television schedule will be announced at a later date.
Home Dates by Day of the Week:
• Wednesday (3), Friday (1), Saturday (10), Sunday (3)
Road Dates by Day of the Week:
• Tuesday (1), Wednesday (2), Thursday (1), Saturday (11), Sunday (2)
Home Dates by Month:
• March (3), April (2), May (1), June (4), July (1), August (1), September (3), October (2)
Road Dates by Month:
• March (1), April (2), May (3), June (3), August (3), September (2)
Opponents Played Once at Home:
• Las Vegas Lights FC, LA Galaxy II, OKC Energy FC, Tulsa Roughnecks FC, San Antonio FC, Rio Grande Valley FC, Seattle Sounders 2, Swope Park Rangers, Phoenix Rising FC, Sailt Louis FC, Reno 1868 FC, Orange County SC, Portland Timbers 2, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, Real Monarchs SLC
Opponents Played Twice at Home:
• Sacramento Republic FC
Opponents Played Once on Road:
• Las Vegas Lights FC, LA Galaxy II, OKC Energy FC, Tulsa Roughnecks FC, San Antonio FC, Rio Grande Valley FC, Seattle Sounders 2, Swope Park Rangers, Phoenix Rising FC, Sailt Louis FC, Reno 1868 FC, Orange County SC, Portland Timbers 2, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, Sacramento Republic FC
Opponents Played Twice on Road:
• Real Monarchs SLC
|March 17||FFC vs. Las Vegas Lights FC||Chukchansi Park|
|March 24||FFC vs. LA Galaxy II||Chukchansi Park|
|March 28||FFC at Seattle Sounders 2||Cheney Stadium|
|March 31||FFC vs. OKC Energy FC||Chukchansi Park|
|April 7||FFC at Saint Louis FC||Toyota Stadium|
|April 18||FFC vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC||Chukchansi Park|
|April 22||FFC vs. San Antonio FC||Chukchansi Park|
|April 28||FFC at Phoenix Rising FC||Phoenix Rising FC Soccer Complex|
|May 5||FFC at San Antonio FC||Toyota Field|
|May 9||FFC vs. Rio Grande Valley FC Toros||Chukchansi Park|
|May 12||FFC at Real Monarchs SLC||Rio Tinto Stadium|
|May 26||FFC at Orange County SC||Champions Soccer Stadium at OC Great Park|
|June 2||FFC vs. Seattle Sounders 2||Chukchansi Park|
|June 9||FFC at Reno 1868 FC||Greater Nevada Field|
|June 13||FFC vs. Sacramento Republic FC||Chukchansi Park|
|June 17||FFC vs. Swope Park Rangers||Chukchansi Park|
|June 23||FFC at Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC||Weidner Field|
|June 26||FFC at Real Monarchs SLC||Rio Tinto Stadium|
|June 30||FFC vs. Sacramento Republic FC||Chukchansi Park|
|July 8||FFC at Portland Timbers 2||Providence Park|
|July 14||FFC vs. Phoenix Rising FC||Chukchansi Park|
|July 25||FFC at OKC Energy FC||Taft Stadium|
|July 28||FFC at Tulsa Roughnecks FC||ONEOK Field|
|August 4||FFC at Sacramento Republic FC||Papa Murphy's Park|
|August 9||FFC at LA Galaxy II||StubHub Center - Track & Field Stadium|
|August 18||FFC vs. Saint Louis FC||Chukchansi Park|
|August 25||FFC at Las Vegas Lights FC||Cashman Field|
|September 1||FFC vs. Reno 1868 FC||Chukchansi Park|
|September 9||FFC at Swope Park Rangers||Children's Mercy Victory Field|
|September 16||FFC vs. Orange County SC||Chukchansi Park|
|September 22||FFC vs. Portland Timbers 2||Chukchansi Park|
|September 29||FFC at Rio Grande Valley FC Toros||H-E-B Park|
|October 5||FFC vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC||Chukchansi Park|
|October 13||FFC vs. Real Monarchs SLC||Chukchansi Park|
Fresno Football Club, the Central Valley’s first professional soccer club, is a member of the United Soccer League (USL). The club hosts home matches at Chukchansi Park in beautiful downtown Fresno. FFC exists to provide a top-class, inclusive and dynamic sporting experience in one of the nation’s most diverse regions. For more information, visit FresnoFC.com.