Stars Announce 2016-17 Season Opener

by Brett Gleason

TACOMA, Wash. -- The Tacoma Stars are set to open the 2016-17 season at home at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington on Saturday, Oct. 29 against Soles De Sonora, the club announced today.

The season opener will kick off the Stars second season competing in the Major Arena Soccer League. The remainder of Tacoma’s 2016-17 season schedule will be released at a later date.

“The Tacoma Stars fans at the ShoWare Center were amazing this past year, and we are looking to putting a product on the field that they can be proud of again this winter,” Stars Head Coach and General Manager Darren Sawatzky said. “We are in the business of winning games, and that is the plan with our home opener on Oct. 29th.”

The Stars will look to build on their successful first season in the MASL in 2015-16, a campaign that was highlighted by an electric playoff run and a slew of weekly player awards. Following the conclusion of the season, Sawatzky was named MASL Coach of the Year, while goalkeeper Danny Waltman was honored as MASL Goalkeeper of the year.

Season ticket packages for the 2016-17 season, which include every Tacoma Stars regular season home match, are available for purchase now with plans starting at $175.

Making its debut for the 2016-17 season is the Stars Family Ticket Plan, which will provide a family of up to six individuals access to the Oct. 29 home opener and four other regular season games of their choice, all for just $300.

Individual tickets for the Stars home opener are currently available only through the Tacoma Stars Night at Cheney Stadium event, for which more information can be found at

Season ticket packages, group outings, family packs, and suite offerings for the Tacoma Stars 2016-17 season are available now. To purchase, call 1-844-STARS-TIME or visit the Stars online at The most up-to-date news and notes about the Stars leading up to the start of the 2016 season can be found by following the Stars on Twitter (@TacomaStarsSC) or liking the team on Facebook.