After learning of Governor Inslee’s announcement, the decision has been made to play Wednesday evening’s USL Championship match behind closed doors at Cheney Stadium. With San Diego Loyal’s squad already in town to play the contest, we have been in touch with the United Soccer League, regional government agencies and health authorities about the best path forward. Because Cheney Stadium will be closed to the public, it has been deemed safe to proceed with Tacoma Defiance’s second match of the season.
Fans will be able to watch the game on ESPN+, and it has already been determined that the club’s home match on Sunday, March 22 versus Oklahoma City is set to be rescheduled. As this situation remains fluid, the club is in real-time communication with key community stakeholders, and we will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.