ARENA 2000 TO PURCHASE MAJORITY OF SAN DIEGO SOCKERS
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).