MIGHT NOT BE QUITE WHAT YOU THOUGHT...
We often hear how we're the only soccer facility that requires an admission fee to watch games, especially youth league games. While there is an admission and rental charge at the California Soccer Park, 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 and help the community by providing a safe and nice place to play. 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 the amount made on gate admission throughout the year during the youth spring and fall season only covers approximately 21% of our utilities, taxes, and maintenance. It costs 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. Operating the park as a non-profit saves the city approximately $1 million every year!
This is why, as a 501c3 Non-Profit, we're asking for your help.
Donations are crucial to keep the park running and to provide programs and opportunities for the youth.