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Cougars Continue Partnership With Big League Dreams

September 19, 2008 - Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) - California Cougars News Release

STOCKTON, Calif. - The Stockton Cougars, of the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL-Pro), proudly announce Big League Dreams Sports Park in Manteca, CA as the site of their official training facility for the second consecutive season.

The Cougars open their fourth season of professional arena soccer on October 25 against the Colorado Lightning at Stockton Arena. Season ticket plans and individual or group tickets are available by contacting the Cougars office at (209) 373-1550 or online by visiting

"We're very excited to continue our partnership," said Cougars Head Coach and Director of Soccer Operations Bernie Lilavois. "Big League Dreams is not only a first class facility, but also the perfect local option for the Cougars. Their adult and youth leagues are growing in size and talent. I've been out there to watch some of the matches and I'm always impressed with the talent level."

Both the Cougars and Big League Dreams will work together to promote arena soccer in Northern California. Per the contract, the Cougars will donate tickets to each arena soccer tournament winner at Big League Dreams.

"Big League Dreams is a fantastic partner," said Cougars managing partner Jim Rachels. "From the very top of their organization all the way down, they are first class and we are very lucky to have an outstanding facility and organization in our area. The Stockton Cougars are very proud to have Big League Dreams as a partner."

Big League Dreams is the premier developer of amateur recreational sports facilities in the country. The Manteca location is one of six California locations and one of nine in the United States. The Manteca park added their enormously successful arena soccer facility prior to the 2007 season. The park is also home to Stadium Club restaurants, playgrounds, batting cages and six softball/baseball fields.

"Our excitement stems from the fact that our teams make up the customer base and fans of the Cougars," said Big League Dreams Sports Park General Manager Roy Fetherolf. "We're happy with the attention created by the Cougars using our arena as their official practice facility."

Big League Dreams is located at 1077 Milo Candini Drive in Manteca, CA. They can be reached at (209) 824-2400.

PASL-Pro is a newly formed arena soccer league that is made up of eight U.S. teams and four Canadian teams. The league has partnered with the Canadian Major Indoor Soccer League (CMISL) and Liga Mexicana de Futbol Rapido (LMFR) in order to create a true North American arena soccer league. PASL-Pro is the direct result of 10 successful seasons of the Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL-Premier). PASL-Premier is the nation's top amateur arena soccer league. PASL-Pro and PASL-Premier are members of the Federacion Internacional de Futbol Rapido (FIFRA). More information about the PASL-Pro can be obtained at

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