Season kicks off vs. Detroit City FC at Torero Stadium
SAN DIEGO (Jan. 4, 2023) – San Diego Loyal SC announced today its home opener for the 2023 USL Championship season. The club will kick off its fourth campaign on Saturday, March 11 against Eastern Conference opponent Detroit City FC at Torero Stadium. Kickoff time will be released at a later date.
“We’re really excited for the 2023 season and look forward to building on what we accomplished in 2022,” said SD Loyal head coach Nate Miller. “There’s no place in The USL Championship like a home match at Torero Stadium in front of our passionate fans. Our goal is to bring a championship to San Diego and that journey begins March 11.”
The USL Championship’s competition structure for the 2023 season will include 24 teams divided into two conferences – a balanced 12 in the Eastern Conference and 12 in the Western Conference. A 34-game regular season will be played from March 11 to Oct. 14, 2023. The full schedule for the 2023 USL Championship season will be announced in the coming weeks.
In a balanced schedule format, every team will play each of its conference foes twice – once at home, once away. The remaining 12 games of the season will be played against teams from the opposing conference, with six games at home and six away. This will result in every team in the league squaring off for the first time since the USL Championship instituted a two-conference format in 2015.SD Loyal is coming off a second-consecutive playoff appearance in 2022 in only its third season after a second place finish in the Western Conference. 2023 Season Ticket Memberships are on sale now starting at just $18 per match. Tickets can be purchased by visiting sdloyal.com/tickets or by calling (858) 465-GOAL.