(March 23, 2021) Albuquerque, NM - New Mexico United will play their first regular season home match in 575 days on May 15th, as they take on Austin Bold FC. The United Soccer League announced home openers for USL Championship clubs Tuesday, with all 31 clubs slated to kick-off their home schedules between April 24th and June 19th.
“It has been a long time since we’ve been able to kick a ball in front of a New Mexico crowd in a match that truly matters,” said New Mexico United President/CEO Peter Trevisani. “It means the world to be able to bring that spark of joy to families across our beautiful state. We are thrilled to welcome back fans on Saturday, May 15th.”
In addition to opening up Rio Grande Credit Union Field at Isotopes Park in mid-May, United will participate in home openers for three other clubs:
On Saturday, May 1st, New Mexico United will travel to Mountain Division Foe Rio Grande Valley FC, taking on the Toros in their home opener at H-E-B Park.
On Saturday, May 8th, United will make the trip down I-25 for El Paso Locomotive FC’s home opener at Southwest University Park.
On Friday, May 21st, New Mexico will journey north to be the first opponent in the history of the new Weidner Field, as they take on Colorado Switchbacks FC.
United will play their home matches at Isotopes Park during the 2021 season. Under the current phase of the state’s “Red-to-Green” framework, United expects an in-stadium capacity of 25%.
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.