New Partnership sets goals to give back to Community, Honor Military, and engage with passionate fútbol fans

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Sept. 15, 2022) – San Diego Wave Fútbol Club and Pechanga Resort Casino have officially teamed up for a multi-year partnership. This partnership marks Pechanga as the first and only California resort & casino to join forces with San Diego Wave FC. The two entities inked the deal ahead of the team’s debut at Snapdragon Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Together in partnership, Pechanga and Wave FC will host a youth soccer clinic in conjunction with Wave FC Pros in 2023. 

“Partnering with San Diego Wave Fútbol Club showcases our commitment at Pechanga to fostering relationships with a diverse portfolio of sports teams. Wave FC has already brought enormous energy and enthusiasm for sports back to San Diego. We’re humbled to be a part of that. We’re also looking forward to sharing the incredible athleticism and work ethic of these professional athletes with children in our region and within our Tribe.”

Andrew Masiel, Sr., President of the Pechanga Development Corporation.

“We are excited to partner with Pechanga Resort Casino to amplify our shared commitment in providing youth sports access to the greater San Diego community. We’re proud to be part of Pechanga’s military support network as we come together to honor and celebrate our military heroes on Wave FC match days. We’re also especially proud to be Pechanga’s first women’s professional sports partner as we elevate and grow the sport of soccer in Southern California.”

Jill Ellis, San Diego Wave FC Team President

As part of the partnership, fans should look out for Pechanga as a sponsor for the Military Hero of the Match during select Wave FC matches, honoring a special service member in attendance. Pechanga will also host an annual social media contest featuring “Wave Weekend Getaways” where fans will have the opportunity to enjoy both Pechanga’s many resort and casino amenities and cheering on the Wave at a home match. Pechanga signage will also be featured in Snapdragon Stadium during Wave FC home matches.

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.

About Pechanga Resort Casino

Pechanga Resort Casino offers one of the largest and most expansive resort/casino experiences anywhere in the United States. Voted the best casino in the West by USA Today and rated a Four Diamond property by AAA since 2002, Pechanga Resort Casino provides an unparalleled getaway, whether for the day or for an extended luxury stay. Offering 5,400 of the hottest slots, table games, world-class entertainment, 1,100 hotel rooms, dining, spa and golf at Journey at Pechanga, Pechanga Resort Casino features a destination that meets and exceeds the needs of its guests and the community. Pechanga Resort & Casino is owned and operated by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. For more information, call toll free (877) 711-2946 or visit Follow Pechanga Resort Casino on Facebook, Instagram and on Twitter @PechangaCasino.

Pechanga currently retains naming rights to the Pechanga Arena San Diego. Elsewhere in Southern California, Pechanga also partners with Angels Baseball, the Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Chargers, SoFi Stadium, the Los Angeles Lakers, and University of Southern California Athletics.


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