Phoenix Rising FC to allow fans again starting with September 11 match

Posted at 1:39 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 17:59:44-04

TEMPE, AZ — Phoenix Rising FC announced Friday that it will start allowing fans in a limited capacity at Casino Arizona Field beginning with its match against the Las Vegas Lights FC on September 11.

“The health and safety of our players, staff, fans and community remains our top priority,” said Phoenix Rising FC General Manager, Bobby Dulle. “We have consulted with state and local officials as well as health specialists throughout this process. We feel we can now safely allow a limited number of season ticket members to attend matches by implementing several key safety protocols.”

You can watch Phoenix Rising take on the Las Vegas lights on Sept. 5 and Sept. 11, on CW61, in the ABC15 mobile app or on your OTT streaming devices.

The team says it has obtained “safety certification” through a company called HealthyVerify.

Rising says HealthyVerify is “a private company that specializes in the implementation of disease-reducing procedures.”

Per their recommendations, the team will allow fewer than 1,000 season ticket holder to attend the September 11 match.

The team says fans and staff members will be required to wear face masks at all times, and will have assigned seating that will allow “ample room for the recommended social distancing measures.”

Additionally, fans will not be allowed to carry a bag into the stadium, all tickets will be digital and fans will have assigned gates and parking areas to allow for distancing.

Phoenix Rising FC says information will be communicated directly to season ticket holders that are selected to attend the September 11 match in the next few days.

Rising will be the first major sporting event in Arizona to allow fans since the coronavirus pandemic hit the state. The Arizona Cardinals announced recently that fans will not be allowed into the stadium for their first two home games of the NFL season, and the Arizona Diamondbacks have not made any indication that fans will be allowed at Chase Field at any point for the remainder of the 2020 season.