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Lights FC Unveils Community Fields

January 30, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Las Vegas Lights FC News Release

Las Vegas, NV - In advance of Las Vegas Lights FC home opener this Saturday February 2, and as part of Cashman Field's on-going transition from a baseball field to a soccer stadium, Lights FC unveiled today a unique opportunity to allow local soccer players to "play where the pros play." Specifically, Lights FC has converted the grass located in the old baseball outfield into new mini-soccer fields available for a variety of community use.

The transition of the grass area from a baseball outfield into mini-soccer fields is the result of the Las Vegas Aviators baseball team (previously known as the Las Vegas 51s) anticipated move to its new baseball only stadium in downtown Summerlin this spring. As Lights FC is restricted from making any permanent modifications to the stadium prior to the new baseball stadium opening in Summerlin, Lights FC has decided in the interim to provide additional opportunities for local soccer players for the entirety of the 2019 USL Championship season. It will remain a grass surface, available for the community.

"One of the biggest challenges for local soccer players is a lack of grass fields," said Lights FC Owner & C.E.O. Brett Lashbrook. "We are proud to find this unique way to provide special one-time experiences for players across the valley."

Scheduling for the mini-fields will be subject to inclement weather and availability will be limited to one-time opportunities for each group. The fields will not be regularly assigned to any specific league, clubs or organizations, but rather available for special practices/games, birthday parties, corporate outings, etc. Users of the field will also have access to Lights FC match tickets.

For more information, fans and local players are encouraged to visit: LightsFC.com/CommunityFields.


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