by Tony Roberts

Tacoma, WA – The Stars announced today that the team will play its Saturday, January 22nd regular-season road game against the Kansas City Comets at T-Mobile Center in downtown Kansas City. This will mark the second time that the Comets have played at the downtown arena and the first against the Stars.

The last time the Comets played at T-Mobile Center was back in 2012 when the team faced off against the Wichita Wings. As was the case in 2012, the January 22nd game will coincide with the United Soccer Coaches Convention, which takes place up the street from the arena at Bartle Hall from January 19th-23rd. The convention is the largest gathering of soccer coaches and administrators in the world and is expected to draw over 10,000 attendees along with hundreds of exhibitors.

United Soccer Coaches Director of Operations and Events Geoff VanDeusen says he is looking forward to having the match available for those coming in for the convention.  “We are elated to have the fast-paced, exciting game of MASL as part of the United Soccer Coaches Convention,” VanDeusen said. “I look forward to our convention attendees cheering on the Comets in downtown KC.”

“Having a presence at the United Soccer Coaches convention is a huge step in our vision to promote the game of professional indoor soccer,” said Major Arena Soccer League Commissioner, Keith Tozer. “The game between the Kansas City Comets and the Tacoma Stars in downtown Kansas City allows us to showcase our product to coaches, soccer vendors and fans from all over the world.”

Stars owner Lane Smith believes Tacoma vs Kansas City is the right matchup for this game. “Tacoma Stars and the Kansas City comets as two historic clubs in the sport of indoor soccer are proud to represent the MASL in this epic event. With the backdrop of the United Soccer Coaches Convention at a fantastic venue will throw limelight on our sport and league” he said.  

Tickets for the Comets/Stars match at T-Mobile Center will go on sale to the public at 10 am Friday, October 15th through Groups of 10 or more can purchase discounted tickets by calling the Kansas City Comets at 888-9-COMETS.

Opening Night is Saturday December 11! The Stars will kick off the 2021-22 campaign at 7:05 pm and you can secure your seat now by heading to and clicking on the ‘tickets’ tab. The following week is the annual Tacoma Stars Teddy Bear Toss to benefit charity. Bring your new stuffed animal and when the Stars score their first goal, let them fly on to the field! Game time is 7:05 pm on December 18.

2021-22 season tickets are now available for the Tacoma Stars. Guarantee your seat to all the action by calling 1-844-STARS-84, or emailing, or go to

Stay up to date with the Stars this off-season by following them on Twitter (@TacomaStarsSC) or Instagram (, and by liking the team on Facebook (

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