On April 12 the San Francisco Dogfish begin their second season at the stadium where they played their inaugural game last April. But this season, Matthew J. Boxer Stadium will be the sole home for the Dogfish.
Last year the Dogfish played two games at Boxer Stadium and the remaining games at Kezar Stadium near Golden Gate Park. This year the team will play all five of their home games at Boxer.
“We’re excited about Boxer because it has a great grass field, which is good for the players,” said Dogfish General Manager Chris Sherwood. “We’re also able to sell beer there, which makes the fans happy. All of the proceeds from those sales go to charity, so it’s a great way for us to be able to give back to the community that supports us.”
Boxer Stadium is part of Balboa Park, one of the oldest public parks in San Francisco. The stadium was named for Matthew Jacob Boxer, a dedicated soccer fan and official who championed the sport and the need for soccer facilities. The stadium is the only public venue in San Francisco specifically for soccer. It was originally named Balboa Soccer Stadium but was renamed to honor Boxer and his contribution to the sport.
Today the stadium is home to soccer, rugby, lacrosse and Ultimate. With its open feel, available parking and convenience to Balboa Park BART, the Dogfish hope the location is enticing enough to draw crowds similar to the record-breaking first audience last season.
The Dogfish 2014 regular season schedule runs from April 12 through June 21, and tickets are on sale now. Season tickets are normally $80 for adults and $45 for children, but the Dogfish are offering fans a ticket deal through February 15 (or while supplies last).
For directions, public transportation and parking information for Boxer Stadium, click here.