Groundbreaking Set Feb. 29 for Scorpions Community Stadium Near Morgan’s Wonderland
WHO: Gordon Hartman, founder of Soccer for a Cause; Michael Hitchcock, San Antonio Scorpions FC president; Head Coach Tim Hankinson; San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro; Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff; North American Soccer League (NASL) Commissioner David Downs; Scorpions coaches and players; and community leaders.
WHAT: Groundbreaking ceremonies for Scorpions Community Stadium, home of San Antonio’s new professional soccer team.
WHEN: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012.
WHERE: Stadium construction site adjacent to Morgan’s Wonderland, 5223 David Edwards Drive (at the intersection of Wurzbach Parkway and Thousand Oaks Drive just off IH 35 in Northeast San Antonio).
WHY: To mark another important milestone for the Scorpions. The 6,100-seat stadium, which will host pro, high school, NCAA and Big 12 soccer competition, plus concerts and other special events, is ultimately expandable to 18,000 seats. While the Scorpions’ new home is being built, the team will play home games during its inaugural NASL season that begins in April in North East Independent School District’s Heroes Stadium.
ETC.: Soccer for a Cause is bringing pro soccer to San Antonio to further boost the sport’s growing popularity and to expand educational programs and services at Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first ultra-accessible family fun park designed with special-needs individuals of all ages and built to be enjoyed by everyone. In a first for pro sports, Scorpions net profits will go directly to a non-profit – Morgan’s Wonderland. For more information, visit www.SanAntonioScorpions.com. Completely wheelchair-accessible, Morgan’s Wonderland features more than 25 elements and attractions. For more information, visit www.MorgansWonderland.com.
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