Bay Cities FC will hold its first men and women’s double header game, as well as its very first annual Pride Night, at Sequoia High School Stadium on Saturday.
The Redwood City-based club, a third division professional soccer team, will field a men’s team that is currently sitting in second place in the West Division of the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) in its inaugural season. The women’s team will play at 3 p.m. against Sacramento United and the men’s team will face East Division leaders Chattanooga FC at 7 p.m.
Bay Cities FC’s motto from the start has been, “Bridging The Bay,” a community-minded approach that aims to bridge local soccer communities and positively impact the community as a whole. With that mindset, the club is showing its pride during Pride Month. Fifteen percent of ticket sales from Saturday’s double-header will benefit The Trevor Project, a nonprofit focusing on suicide prevention in the LGBTQ+ community. In addition, Bay Area Drag Artist, Entertainer, and Singer Amoura Teese will perform the National Anthem before the men’s game. It will be the first time the club has had a live performance of the National Anthem.
Bay Cities FC has had stunning success since its recent inception in Redwood City. Among the early victories, the men’s team, which plays in third-tier professional league NISA, shocked Monterey Bay FC, which plays in a second-tier professional league, in the US Open Cup, earning the right to play the San Jose Earthquakes.
“Bay Cities FC is planting Redwood City on the soccer map and it is never too late to join in on the ride,” the club said.
Tickets for the club’s double header can be purchased here, Children aged 7 and under gett free admission.
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