A sold-out crowd of more than 20,000 fans took to Charles C. Hughes Stadium to watch Sacramento’s first professional outdoor soccer team take the field in their first home game.
Despite the losing score (2–1) displayed on the scoreboard at the end of the 90-minute match, the Sacramento Republic Football Club’s inaugural first home game was a sure success and did more for City College than any one major sporting event has done in years, according to campus officials.
Republic FC was founded in 2012 and became an expansion team for the United Soccer Leagues Professional Division (USLPro), a division three American soccer league. The team made its debut in 2014 against the LA Galaxy II team at the StubHub center in Carson, Calif.
With Bonney Field—the team’s permanent home—currently under construction at Cal Expo, the Republic will play their first three home games at City College’s Hughes Stadium.
With a sell-out crowd April 26, and over 17,000 people at May 3 win (2-1), team executives are hoping to have an average of close to 17,000 fans over the three game-span at Hughes Stadium.
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