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El Paso Locomotive FC to Play with Limited Number of Fans in Attendance for First Time Since 2019

August 21, 2020 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - El Paso Locomotive FC News Release

EL PASO, Texas - El Paso Locomotive FC announced today it will play with fans in attendance with limited capacity for its home match against Real Monarchs on Saturday, August 29. The match will also be televised live locally on El Paso - Las Cruces CW and nationally on ESPN+ at 7:30 p.m. MT.

"We are thrilled to welcome Locomotive fans back to Southwest University Park," stated MountainStar Sports Group President, Alan Ledford. "While state and local directives have allowed fans to attend prior matches, we opted to wait until now to open the gates to guests. Our staff has worked diligently and in conjunction with local community and health authorities to create a plan for a safe and healthy environment in which to welcome our fans back. This hint of normalcy is welcome progress during this challenging time."

The safety of fans, players and staff remains the club's top priority. Strict safety protocols will be implemented to ensure a safe environment for everyone in attendance, including but not limited to:

Masks are required at all times - no exceptions.

COVID-19 screening prior to entering the stadium.

Southwest University Park will be opened for an estimated 800 fans (approximately 11% of capacity).

12-foot social distancing.

Hand sanitizing stations located throughout Southwest University Park as well as new and more extensive in-game sanitation protocols.

To view the full safety guidelines, visit

Tickets to Locomotive FC home games will be made available first to Season Ticket Members and next to those on the team's ticket waiting list. Those wishing to gain priority access for tickets to upcoming Locomotive FC home matches can do so by securing their Season Seats or signing up for the waiting list at

Fans unable to attend may still support El Paso Locomotive FC from home via the Cutout Conductor program while watching the game on El Paso - Las Cruces CW channels 13 (Spectrum), 388 (Comcast), 8 (DirecTV), 17 (Dish), 19 (AT&T) and ESPN+. To purchase or to get more information on Cutout Conductors, visit

Follow El Paso Locomotive FC as it takes on Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, tomorrow, Saturday, August 22. Kickoff from Weidner Field in Colorado Springs is set for 6:00 p.m. MT and will be broadcast live on ESPN+.

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