Jul 26, 2013
Ontario Fury Announce Opening Opponent
ONTARIO FURY ANNOUNCE OPENING OPPONENT
TOROS MEXICO VS. ONTARIO FURY
SATURDAY, OCT. 26, 2013 | 7 P.M. | CITIZENS BUSINESS BANK ARENA
Toros Mexico, the PASL’s only team south of the border, will play the first-ever game against Ontario
UPLAND, CALIF. – The Ontario Fury will debut at Citizens Business Bank Arena on Oct. 26 with a preseason game against Toros Mexico.
This preseason match will be an excellent opportunity for Inland Empire fans to get their first look at exciting Professional Arena Soccer League action in person.
“We’re excited to get out and show our fans in the Inland Empire what the Ontario Fury is all about,” said team president and coach Bernie Lilavois. “And for us to get a team with a following as big as Toros Mexico for our first-ever game is just icing on the cake.”
For Tijuana-based Toros Mexico, the game will serve a dual purpose: getting ready for the season and spreading the team’s brand.
“It’s exciting (to be playing in the first game),” said Joe Pollard, the general manager/coach of Toros Mexico. “It’s always fun to play (against Bernie’s teams). He always gets into the game. He has a lot of passion for the game. We’re excited, because we’re installing our futbol academy to take in young students to prepare them to play the game and play in the United States. We want to open up the doors promote a better relationship between Mexico and United States.”
Toros Mexico’s popularity among fans can be seen wherever they go. They have more than 112,000 followers on Facebook, with fans from across the United States, Mexico and as far away as Brazil.
Individual game tickets for the Oct. 26 game will go on sale soon. Individual game tickets are priced between $10 and $40 and can be purchased at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office or online at cbbankarena.com">http://cbbankarena.com/">cbbankarena.com and axs.com.">http://axs.com/">axs.com. Parking will be $5 per home game
The Oct. 26 game is also the first game in the Fury’s season ticket package. Season tickets start at $90 per seat for the 10-game home schedule. Season ticket packages include parking (for every two seats purchased), merchandise discounts, early entry into the arena, special team events and guaranteed promotional giveaways.
A complete schedule will be released in the coming weeks, with the all-new OntarioFury.com">http://ontariofury.com/">OntarioFury.com launched later in August.
The Ontario Fury is also seeking sponsors for the upcoming season. Small businesses can get in on the ground floor with our Pro Partner Plan, which gives them advertising on the scoreboard and in the game notes, all for the cost of four season tickets – with the all the same perks as season ticket holders.
For information about season tickets, group tickets, the Pro Partner Plan or other sponsorship opportunities, contact the Ontario Fury at 909-240-5242 or by email at [email protected]
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The ONTARIO FURY is the Inland Empire’s newest professional sports franchise, bringing the fast-paced, high-speed action of indoor soccer to the Citizens Business Bank Arena this October. The team, which is one of 20 that will compete in the Professional Arena Soccer League, is committed to advancing soccer at every level across Inland Southern California. Visit ontarioprosoccer.com for information.
CITIZENS BUSINESS BANK ARENA, built and owned by the City of Ontario, operated by AEG Facilities, includes 9,500 fixed seats with additional “portable” seating risers to accommodate capacities of 11,089 for concerts, 9,736 for ice hockey or arena football and 10,832 for basketball. The 225,000 square foot venue features 36 luxury suites located on two levels and a continuous concourse hosting a variety of refreshment stands, merchandise kiosks, a VIP club and other fan amenities. Citizens Business Bank Arena hosts ice hockey, arena soccer, arena football, and a variety of other sporting competitions, concerts, family shows, special events, conventions, school and community activities as well as private events. The Arena is home to Ontario Reign, an ECHL Premier AA Hockey Team and Ontario Fury, a PASL Arena Soccer Team. The venue is the biggest and most modern arena within the Inland Empire, an area with over 4.2 million people. It is located in the City of Ontario, on a 37-acre parcel located between Haven Avenue and Milliken Avenue, Fourth Street and the I-10 Freeway. For more information and future updates please visit: CBBankArena.com">http://cbbankarena.com/">CBBankArena.com