New Mexico’s Professional Soccer Team Still Aiming for Home Matches in 2020
(July 22, 2020) Albuquerque, NM - New Mexico United announced today that their first home match against Real Monarchs SLC, originally scheduled for July 29th, will be postponed for a new date near the end of the team’s season. This decision comes in response to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s recent public health order. Other matches against Real Monarchs SLC have also been impacted, new dates & venues are below:
Away: New Mexico United AT Real Monarchs SLC - August 19, 2020
Away: New Mexico United AT Real Monarchs SLC - August 22, 2020
Home: New Mexico United VS. Real Monarchs SLC - September 12, 2020
Home: New Mexico United VS. Real Monarchs SLC - September 30, 2020
“As an organization, it is our goal to play home matches in 2020,” said Peter Trevisani, Owner & CEO of New Mexico United. “If New Mexicans continue to practice COVID-19 Safe Practices, we will do our part to continue providing a sense of normalcy during these unprecedented times. Part of that normalcy has to be games played in our state.”
Fans from across New Mexico have been tuning into the radio & streamed broadcasts of NM United’s matches, as evidenced by stay-at-home watch party photos posted to social media. Should the team host home matches this season, NM United and a local television affiliate have plans to air the games over-the-air - making the games and a sense of normalcy accessible to even more New Mexicans.
Due to the fluid nature of COVID-19 Restrictions, the soccer team plans to review upcoming home matches on a case by case basis, closer to the scheduled dates.
About New Mexico United
New Mexico United, the state’s first professional soccer franchise, brings the most popular sport in the world home to the Land of Enchantment. Fueled by a passion for community, New Mexico United’s promise is to provide a platform that brings New Mexicans together for a unique sporting experience, celebrating the unity and excitement inherent in world-class soccer.
The USL is one of the most successful professional soccer leagues in the world, reaching a population of more than 84 million and fueling the growth of the game across North America. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the USL provides unparalleled club support with a growing team of more than 50 professionals across 17 departments, ranging from operations to marketing, communications, and sponsorship. The USL has a national media partnership with ESPN, wherein all league matches are broadcast on ESPN+, ESPN3 and across linear channels. The league also operates USL Productions, which includes a state-of-the-art facility that produces and distributes more than 500 league matches and more than 1,000 hours of original content to national partners, local affiliates and international markets throughout the 2018 season.