Last night Orange County Soccer Club secured one of the most important victories in club history – the right to stay at Championship Soccer Stadium for the 2023 season.
The news was delivered at 10:30pm after a unanimous vote that gives OCSC the certainty it needs to plan for next season.
We want to thank the Councilmembers and City staff for their work to get to this point – all we ever wanted was certainty for 2023 and now we have it.
And we want to thank our fans, particularly those who sat through six hours of deliberations last night and have endured a difficult and uncertain period for the club.
We also want to thank the fans of all other clubs around the world who have supported us through this journey – the soccer community in the US is stronger than many people realize and we are grateful for the support we received.
We sold every seat in the house last Saturday for the game against LA Galaxy II and we expect do the same against San Diego on October 1.
Hundreds of season tickets have already been sold for 2023 and, after all we’ve been through together this past few weeks, we can promise an electric game day atmosphere every weekend at Championship Soccer Stadium next season.
This is a victory for common sense, for community and for soccer fans everywhere – a message that local sports are important, that everyone’s voice matters and that the soccer club you are part of is here to stay in Irvine, in Orange County.
See you at Championship Soccer Stadium next season for goals, family entertainment and for making memories with your community.