FRESNO, Calif., - Fresno Football Club announced its full preseason schedule on Thursday, and the Foxes will play five exhibitions ahead of its USL season opener March 17th against Las Vegas Lights FC.
The Foxes, who play the LA Galaxy on Thursday in Santa Barbara, will next play at their home field of Chukchansi Park against Fresno Pacific University on Saturday, Feb. 24, in a match exclusive to Season Ticket holders and their guests. Kick-off is set for 3pm, with gates open at 2pm.
The most notable test in preseason will come Sunday, March 4th, when the Foxes travel to Turlock to take on Sacramento Republic FC, the former club of head coach Adam Smith, and players Danny Barrera, Agustin Cazarez, Christian Chaney, and Lamin Suma.
It's the Foxes' first match against another USL club, before their inaugural season. The match will be played at Warrior Stadium on the campus of California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock, nearly equidistant from both club's home stadiums. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Tickets for the match are on sale at bit.ly/FFCvSRFC.
"It's going to be nice to see some familiar faces, but I will be treating it as any other game," said head coach Adam Smith. "I'm not going to let emotions overtake what we're there to do. It's another game in preparation for our plan as we build for March 17th."
|Thursday, Feb. 15||FFC vs. LA Galaxy||UCSB Harder Stadium||7:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, Feb. 24||FFC vs. Fresno Pacific^||Chukchansi Park||3 p.m.|
|Wednesday, Feb. 28||FFC vs. San Jose CC*||TBD||12 p.m.|
|Sunday, March 4||FFC vs. Sacramento Republic FC||Warrior Stadium||7 p.m.|
|Saturday, March 10||FFC vs. Real Monarchs SLC*||Davis Legacy||3 p.m.|
^-Season Ticket Holder event; *-Closed to the public
The Foxes kick off their inaugural season March 17, 2018 at Chukchansi Park against Las Vegas Lights FC. Season and single-game tickets are available at tickets.fresnofc.com or by calling our offices at 559-320-2525.
About Fresno Football Club
Fresno Football Club, the Central Valley’s first professional soccer club, is a member of the United Soccer League (USL). The club opens its inaugural season in March 2018 and will host 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.