Lights FC unveil new look for stadium

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The stadium, which opened in 1983, is now home to the Lights FC, formerly of the (Las Vegas Aviators), and will be the site of the USL All-Star game.

The Lights FC host the Toronto FC at Cashman Field on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. in a preseason game. Colorado Rapids will be the opponent for Lights FC’s second preseason game in the stadium on Feb. 16.

Old baseball outfield grass area converting into mini-soccer fields in advance of Lights FC’s 2019 Home Opener vs. Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC on Sat., Feb. 2nd. 

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More from the Lights FC’s official Press Release:

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.

Photos courtesy of the Lights FC & Las Vegas Aviators.

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