FRESNO, California (KSEE) — Saturday was the last regular-season home game for the Fresno Foxes and it could be their last season playing here in Fresno.
The United Soccer League made a deal with the team to convert the Grizzlies ballpark into a soccer field every home game until the organization built their own stadium, but a new stadium is still in the works.
“Right now all of our focus is on this games coming up its important to us to bring a championship to Fresno and I think that behind the scenes we are working really hard for the future and we are all hopeful,” said Chris Wilson, Vice President of Operations for Fresno FC.
The organization has considered a dozen sites, but none were the right fit for a number of reasons; including price, location and lack of parking.
Moving forward, the soccer team has a few weeks to find a piece of land or move to a different city.
“I don’t think that’s the goal, right, we want to be here, you look out at the crowd tonight and you see what type of impact we can make in our city,” Wilson added.
“I’d be too bad if the team doesn’t stay especially from all of the success they have had this year, crowd tonight is really good, looks like people have turned up to show the support and you can hear the chants stay in Fresno real loud so hopefully ownership at least is taking that into account,” said Foxes fan, Layne Meadows.
Regardless of what is in store for the Fresno Foxes, the football club decide to make Saturday’s game a special one.
They teamed up with several organizations to raise awareness and Stand Up Against Cancer.
During halftime people stood up with placards in hand with names of those lost, those who have won, and those battling against cancer.
“Cancer affects one in three people which means 100 percent of us will know someone whose been affected by cancer,” Wilson said.