Austin Aztex move soccer games to Northwest Austin

Austin's professional soccer team is calling Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex home for the remainder of its 2015 season. Austin's professional soccer team is calling Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex home for the remainder of its 2015 season.[/caption]

The city’s premier soccer team will call Northwest Austin’s Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex home for the rest of its 2015 season.

The Austin Aztex historically practice at House Park on Rio Grande Street, but the Memorial Day flooding of Shoal Creek rendered the field unusable, spokesperson Claudia Blanchette said.

In a press release, Aztex CEO Rene van de Zande said the team’s options to remain downtown were limited.

“Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex is a beautiful, high-quality facility with good accessibility and easy parking," Zande said. "With upcoming home games on June 20 and June 27, we had to make a swift decision, and our familiarity with the facility and the family friendly environment it offers made Reeves an obvious choice."

The complex is in Round Rock ISD and located at 10211 W. Parmer Lane. The Aztex’s first game will be June 20 at 7:30 p.m. when the team will take on the Tulsa Roughnecks.

In a press release, Aztex Coach Paul Dalglish said $1 from every ticket sold for the June 20 game would be donated to flood relief efforts.

“Our team has been devastated by the news of the flooding, and we want to do our part,” he said.

Dalglish also said the Aztex practice at Kelly Reeves and members are familiar with the stadium.

Blanchette said the Aztex’s move is temporary. Like House Park, no alcohol is allowed at the stadium or in the parking lot, she added.

“The Aztex organization will be working with restaurants and bars near the stadium for pre- and post-game specials, which will be announced in the next several days,” she said.

Tickets are $10-$20 for children age 12 and younger, military and students; $15-$25 for adults; and $70 for VIP seating. All tickets are available for purchase at www.austinaztex.com or day of on-site. Parking at the stadium is $5.


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