San Diego Wave Fútbol Club Intends to Shatter NWSL Attendance Records at Snapdragon Stadium

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 22, 2022) – Single-game tickets for San Diego Wave Fútbol Club’s historic opening match at the new state-of-the-art Snapdragon Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 17, are officially on sale. With the match only 57 days away, San Diego Wave FC intends to shatter the NWSL attendance record in the 32,000-seat stadium as they take on Southern California-rival Angel City FC at 7 p.m. PT.

Sept. 17 will be a historic day for all of San Diego as Wave FC packs the house at Snapdragon Stadium for the very first time. Currently, the NWSL attendance record is held by Portland Thorns FC with 25,218 fans, set in 2019 at Providence Park in a match against North Carolina Courage.

“Our fans here in San Diego have been incredible this season, and we can’t wait to play for them in our new stadium on September 17. We’re building something special here, and this is just the beginning!”

Alex Morgan, San Diego Wave FC Forward

Starting with an electric atmosphere and top-notch game day experience at its new cutting-edge stadium, San Diego Wave FC aims to become the new standard for women’s professional sports. The legendary opening night will be filled with entertainment, community and a free one-of-a-kind So-Cal-themed Fan Fest outside Snapdragon Stadium, starting at 3:30 PT and featuring local food, music, art installations, games, prizes and more. Wave FC welcomes supporters from all over Southern California and beyond to experience world-class soccer and a vibrant fan community in San Diego.

“We have an incredible opportunity on our hands to not only beat our local LA rivals but to break a league-wide attendance record in our new home. We’re calling all San Diegans, soccer fans or not, to show up big for their hometown team, cheer us on for this historic night and see first-hand the amazing experiences Wave FC has to offer. September 17th is such an important night for our city, our club and our team, and I hope you’ll join us as we open up Snapdragon Stadium in style.”

Jill Ellis, San Diego Wave FC President

One of the most exciting parts of Wave FC’s sell-out campaign is the Battle of the Clubs, which gives any soccer club in the area a chance to compete by selling tickets to the Sept. 17 match. The organization with the most tickets sold will win a trophy presented by Jill Ellis and an exclusive practice session with the club coaching staff at the San Diego Wave FC training fields.

San Diego Wave FC continues fighting for a playoff spot in its inaugural season and has sat consistently on top of the NWSL standings since Week One with a record of 6-3-4 (W-L-D). Forward Alex Morgan leads the league in the Golden Boot race with 11 goals in 10 regular-season matches, a single-season career best for the Southern California native.

In addition to single-game tickets, supporters can purchase Wave FC season passes for a guaranteed best seat at every match, including additional exclusive offers. For more information, visit

About Snapdragon Stadium

Snapdragon Stadium is San Diego’s newest expertly-designed sports venue with optimized viewing and new VIP experiences. Located on the campus of San Diego State University at Mission Valley, Snapdragon will feature a unique array of food and beverages, including coastal-inspired cuisine and game day favorites. When not in use for sporting events, Snapdragon will serve as a year-round entertainment destination and community hub for San Diego with concerts, festivals and more.

About San Diego Wave Fútbol Club

San Diego Wave Fútbol Club is the 12th and newest member of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). The club’s vision is to be a force for good through the game we love and is led by President Jill Ellis, former head coach of the US Women’s National Team (USWNT) and two-time World Cup champion. Together with Head Coach Casey Stoney, the club will bring the highest level of world-class, professional soccer to San Diego. USWNT standouts Alex Morgan and Abby Dahlkemper were two of the first players signed to the club that consists of athletes representing six international soccer federations, including US, Mexico, Canada, Sweden, England and Australia. The team began its inaugural season at a temporary home, University of San Diego’s Torero Stadium. The new Snapdragon Stadium will serve as Wave FC’s permanent home upon completion of construction, scheduled for September 17, 2022 as the team takes on Angel City FC.