SF City FC is delighted to announce that we’ll be playing our 2017 PDL season on the campus of the University of San Francisco at Negoesco Stadium. Nestled and tucked away at the corner of Parker and Golden Gate Avenue, it’s one of San Francisco’s only soccer specific stadiums.
Named after legendary USF Dons coach Steve Negoesco, the stadium was completed and opened in 1982. Negoesco was responsible for winning 5 National Championships at USF. Negoesco Stadium has hosted the likes of the MLS’ San Jose Earthquakes, L.A. Galaxy, China’s Shanghai Shenhua in addition to the Mexican and Senegalese Olympic National Teams in 2012. However, the last San Francisco based club that called Negoesco Stadium home was the San Francisco Seals. The Seals played at Negoesco from 1992-1997 and from 2006-2008 also as PDL franchise.
“We’re extremely excited to announce Negoesco Stadium at the University of San Francisco as our home stadium for 2017. The University of San Francisco has one of the deepest soccer traditions in the U.S. and a legacy of representing San Francisco at the highest levels of American soccer. We are honored to continue the tradition of San Francisco soccer alongside the USF Men’s and Women’s soccer programs at Negoesco and thank University staff, coaches, and administrators for partnering with SF City to present our 2017 Home Season at Negoesco Stadium,” said President Jacques Pelham.
In 2016, Negoesco Stadium received some notable upgrades. The pitch received a brand new AstroTurf playing surface. The new turf replaced the former artificial surface that had been in use for eight years, and features a “green” natural infill consisting of a pumice-like material specially formulated for soccer facilities. The stands were recently refurbished and new seats have been added.
SF City will play up to 7 home games at Negoesco Stadium including our preseason match vs. USF on April 1st at 7pm, which is just two months away!