[GUEST EDITORIAL] A New Field Of Dreams For Scottsdale?

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Phoenix Rising Football Club in their discussions with Scottsdale.)

By Arizona Progress Gazette | Photo by Ashley-Orellana

In the world of Twitter, it’s not hard for news to get around fast – especially when it’s good news.

According to a tweet earlier today by Scottsdale Progress Editor Wayne Schutsky, Scottsdale Unified School District is in negotiations with Phoenix Rising Football Club to potentially lease the district’s property on 68th Street and Oak Street, which currently houses the old Tonalea school, for a new practice facility.

The proposed site has been unused for over 6 years. In 2014, the district closed the Tonalea elementary campus to combine its elementary school with a nearby middle school to create a new Tonalea K-8 now located just one mile south at 68th Street and Continental Drive.

As stated in a later tweet quoting an attorney for Phoenix Rising, “Phx Rising needs to accommodate its growing fan base with a larger stadium, welcome visiting teams from around the world with more training sites for its expanding spring tournament and provide for its thriving non-profit youth soccer organization with more fields.”

In soccer parlance, what a goal for the city, especially its southern neighborhoods.