We often hear how we're the only soccer facility that requires an admission fee to watch games, especially youth league games. While this is true on the surface, the difference is that other parks and facilities are paid for by the community at large through their taxes. So Why Are We Different? Because we were designed by the soccer community, for the soccer community, to be paid for BY the soccer community, we are not tax-funded or operated by the City, like most facilities.
The California Soccer Park is a non-profit 501(c)3 Corporation that was formed to operate the soccer park. A common misconception is that we as a facility, make a fortune off all the people coming through the gate to watch their kids play, through league registration fees, and practice fields. We understand how it seems that way, but what you don't see is that based off an average of how much we make on gate admission throughout the year during the youth spring and fall season only covers approximately 21% of our utilities, taxes and maintenance. It cost a LOT to run this park as well as we are currently able to, and we still do it for hundreds of thousands of dollars less than most other parks.
Our goal long term is to acquire, through sponsorship and advertising deals, the funding we would need to provide the but we're a long way off. And one of the large hurdles between here and there is the fields.
This is why, as a 501c3 Non-Profit, we're asking for your help.
Donations are crucial, and really do have an impact, but what we almost as equally need are people helping to advocate our mission. Help us push past the misconception, and get our actual message out there.