FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FUEGO 2016 PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE SEASON SCHEDULE RELEASED
FRESNO, Calif. – Today, Fresno Fuego Futbol Club released its 14-game schedule for the 2016 season. The club will begin its’ campaign on Friday, May 6, with a match against defending Southwest division champions Burlingame Dragons at 7:30pm at Downtown Fresno’s beautiful Chukchansi Park.
The Fuego will play a 7-game home schedule, with three of the home fixtures being played on Thursday nights, a popular promotional night for fans. The home games come early and often, as the club will play four home games in the month of May, followed by two in June, and one in July.
Additionally, the Fuego have been realigned into the Premier Development League's (PDL) newly-formed Central Pacific division, with the league splitting the historically strong Southwest Division, separating California clubs into two divisions. The Central Pacific Division includes Burlingame Dragons, BYU Cougars, Las Vegas Mobsters, and new PDL club San Francisco City FC.
“It is a great time to be a Fresno Fuego fan, there are so many incredible things happening in the sport of soccer nationally and with Fresno Fuego locally," stated Fuego General Manager Jeremy Schultz. "With new Head Coach Sean Lanigan, a growing fan base led by independent Fuego supporters club Fire Squad Fresno at the core of the movement, a loyal and dedicated community and corporate partners that stand with us in our vision of growth, we have gifted players that wear the Fuego jersey with pride for our City and Club. It is a wonderful time to be a part of the Fuego family, I invite everyone to join us as we enter a new chapter in our franchise in 2016.”
2016 PDL Regular Season
Fuego exhibition game tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the following game links, FC Ararat Yerevan February 18, 2016: bit.ly/FuegoArarat, NY Cosmos February 24, 2016: bit.ly/FuegoCosmos, and Sacramento Republic March 3, 2016: bit.ly/FuegoRepublic. Tickets are also available at the Chukchansi Park Box Office (open Monday through Friday 9am-5pm), or by calling 1-559-320-TIXS (8497). General admission starts at $10. For Lower Reserve group tickets of 10 or more ($15 each), or luxury suites, more information is available by contacting Jordan Wiebe at or by calling 559-320-2525.
ABOUT THE FRESNO FUEGO
The Fresno Fuego are four-time champions of the Southwest Division in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid and the top level of amateur soccer in North America. Founded in 2003, the team competes in the newly-formed Central Pacific Division of the PDL Western Conference. More than 50 Fuego players have moved on to sign professional contracts. The team plays its’ home games in the heart of downtown Fresno at Chukchansi Park. Season tickets, group and birthday packages, and fundraising options for the 2016 season are currently available by contacting Jordan Wiebe at