RGVFC Toros Announce Partnership with H-E-B for Naming Rights of New Soccer Stadium in Edinburg

Edinburg, TEXAS – The Rio Grande Valley FC Toros announced a partnership with H-E-B for the naming rights of the new 9,700-seat soccer-specific stadium in Edinburg, which is now known as H-E-B Park.

“We wanted a partner that is not only a brand that we all recognize, but we also wanted to make sure they have a deep commitment to the community,” said RGV FC President, Bert Garcia. “We are delighted that H-E-B has made this commitment to the RGV FC Toros, the City of Edinburg, but more importantly the Rio Grande Valley. We look to make H-E-B Park the home of affordable family entertainment.”

Amenities at H-E-B Park will include a full-service restaurant and concessions, a park with a playground, an amphitheater with a capacity for 2,000 individuals, practice fields, executive lounges, a sports bar, and 33 suites. Suites include VIP amenities and a 16-seat capacity.

Completion of H-E-B Park will be later this year.

For more information about the RGV FC Toros, click here: www.rgvfc.com


Raiders Set to Represent Valley in State Tournament

San Antonio Reagan Rattler goalkeeper defends the ball Friday against Rivera Raiders at the Brownsville Sports Park. Photo Courtesy of RGVSports.com.

San Antonio Reagan Rattler goalkeeper defends the ball Friday against Rivera Raiders at the Brownsville Sports Park. Photo Courtesy of RGVSports.com.

The Rivera Raiders learned Sunday they’ll be playing the North Mesquite Stallions at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Class 6A boys semifinals at the UIL state soccer tournament in Georgetown.

When asked Sunday about his team’s next opponent, Raiders Broach Salvador Garcia said, “Right now, I know absolutely nothing about them. What we certainly know is that they should be good since they beat Austin Lake Travis (2-0 Saturday in the Region II-6A Tournament final), and Lake Travis has a great team.

“I feel that at this point of the season, teams don’t change much,” Garcia added. “We can adjust a bit here and there according to the opponent and situation, but you always try to play to your strength and style.”

The lone common opponent this season for District 32-6A champion Rivera (26-0) and District 10-6A runner-up North Mesquite (22-3-1) is Lake Travis.

The Raiders defeated Lake Travis 3-2 back in January at The Woodlands Boys Kilt Tournament, and the Stallions prevailed over the Cavaliers 2-0 on Saturday in their regional final at Round Rock ISD’s Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex.

Rivera defeated San Antonio Brandeis 3-1 on Saturday in the Region IV-6A Tournament final at Brownsville Sports Park to qualify for the state tournament for the first time since 2007 and third time overall. The Raiders also advanced to state in 2005.

This will be the third time at state for North Mesquite as well. The Stallions previously went to state in 1986 and 1987.

Friday’s other 6A boys semifinal at 5 p.m. at Georgetown has Region III champion Katy Cinco Ranch (21-0-4) playing Region I champion Arlington Sam Houston (23-2-2). This will be Katy Cinco Ranch’s second trip to state, and it will be the first for Arlington Sam Houston.

The Rivera-North Mesquite winner will play the Katy Cinco Ranch-Arlington Sam Houston winner at…

Read more at RGVSports.com.

18 Former RGV Vipers on NBA Rosters

About the RGV Vipers and NBA Development League

The two-time champion Rio Grande Valley Vipers are the NBA Development League affiliate of the NBA Houston Rockets. The Vipers won the NBA Development League Championship in 2010 and 2013. In 2013, the Vipers were also named the NBA Development League Development Champions, which recognizes the team that best embodies the NBA D-League’s goals of developing NBA-caliber basketball talent via call-ups and assignments. The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 18 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchise for the 2014-15 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. One-third of all NBA players at the end of the 2013-14 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.

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