You gotta love a good NorCal vs SoCal sports rivalry, right? There’s the Giants and Dodgers, Earthquakes and Galaxy, Warriors and Clippers, Sharks and Kings…

On April 11, the California sports rivalry will continue when Sacramento Republic FC and LA Galaxy II face off in front of 11,000-plus fans for the USL Opening Night at Bonney Field in Sacramento. This is the second meeting between Republic FC and Los Dos in the 2015 season; on Saturday, March 28, Republic FC defeated LA 3-2.

In addition to the excitement of the match, a newly expanded and improved Bonney Field will be unveiled on Opening Night. During the offseason, Bonney Field added 3,500 new seats and underwent an entertainment makeover, highlighted by The Market, a new grassy area where fans can enjoy brews, food and entertainment before, during and after matches. The Market will feature a new bar and craft beer garden (20 different beers, with mostly craft beers, including at least three rotating local breweries), live music by local Sacramento artists, a variety of activities for fans of all ages, and a rotating selection of food trucks for each match.

And we’ll be right in the middle of the action because Coldwell Banker is the official real estate sponsor of Sacramento Republic FC! In addition to cheering on the team and enjoying the Opening Night festivities, we’ll have a booth on site. Stop by on Opening Night and look out for us at various games throughout the entire 2015 season.

Additionally, Coldwell Banker donated 10 tickets to Opening Night (which is completely sold out) to City Year, a local non-profit. City Year uses near-peer mentors in Sacramento’s most under-served school to address specific areas that lead to students dropping out. Their goal is help close the gap between what students need to succeed and what schools are designed to provide.

Gates for Opening Night open at 6 pm and live music will be performed by Musical Charis pre match, post match and at halftime.

The Opening Night match will be broadcast live on CW31 and KHTK Sports 1140 AM. Coverage on CW 31 begins at 7 pm. The match will also be live streamed at SacRepublicFC.com/matchday and updates will be provided via Twitter @SacRepublicFC or using #SACvLA (note: if you’re not following Sac Republic on Twitter, you should check them out. They have a great social media presence!)

Sacramento Republic FC is part of United Soccer Leagues (USL), a partner of Major League Soccer. For more information, visit sacrepublicfc.com

Feature photo by Natalie Dowd

UPDATE:

We had a wonderful time on Opening Night! Please enjoy our photos from the event and come see us at our booth during our next game on June 20 when Sacramento Republic FC take on Oklahoma City Energy FC.

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