The old arena might have a tenant later this year, if the Phoenix Monsoon can get up and running.â†µ
The Monsoon is a prospective indoor soccer club that is in the works and seeks to join the Professional Arena Soccer (PASL) Pro League if not this coming season than next.â†µ
The PASL’s most recognizable franchise is the San Diego Sockers. There are teams in Stockton, Calif., Tijuana, Mexico, Washington state and as far east as Ohio.â†µ
The Monsoon will look to target this area’s Mexican fan base for soccer with promotions and possible post-game concerts, and also build on a working relationship with Mexican club Pachuca. Operators are securing sponsorships and building a team of players.