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ARENA 2000 TO PURCHASE MAJORITY OF SAN DIEGO SOCKERS
Published December 12, 1994
The CISL announced that Arena Group 2000 has signed a letter of intent to purchase controlling interest in the San Diego Sockers. The Ancira family, the primary owner of the Sockers since '91, will retain minority stake in the team. Arena Group 2000, the leasehold operator at the San Diego Sports Arena, brings the number of arena owners/operators in the CISL to eight. Arena 2000 also has an exclusive agreement to develop a new downtown entertainment and sports center with the city of San Diego. The Sockers are the oldest pro soccer club in the history of the U.S. (CISL).