The frenetic, fast-paced game of arena soccer is set to kick into high gear this month across the nation, and now in El Paso.
The Major Arena Soccer League will begin its third season on Oct. 29 and the El Paso Coyotes will make their debut on the road in a match against the Dallas Sidekicks.
The Coyotes then open their home season on Nov. 4 against the Sidekicks at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. The schedule will feature 10 home games for the Coyotes.
The MASL was formed in 2014 by teams from the Professional Arena Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League. The league represents, according to the MASL, “the highest level of professional arena soccer in the world, and features teams across North America, with teams playing coast-to-coast in the United States and Mexico.”
In the MASL, teams are split into four divisions in two conferences, with eight teams in the Western Conference and nine in the Western Conference. The top two teams from each division will qualify for the postseason. The divisions are:
• Southwest Division: El Paso Coyotes, Atletico Baja, Dallas Sidekicks and Soles de Sonora
• Pacific Division: Ontario Fury, San Diego Sockers, Tacoma Stars and Turlock Express
• Eastern Division: Syracuse Silver Knights, Harrisburg Heat, Baltimore Blast andFlorida Tropics
• Central Division: Chicago Mustangs, Kansas City Comets, St. Louis Ambush, Milwaukee Wave and Cedar Rapids Rampage
Individual tickets to see the Coyotes in action will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, and will cost $5, $10, $15, $20 and $35. They will be available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.