Match Day Guide: Burlingame Dragons FC v. Fresno Fuego

The Burlingame Dragons FC open up their 2016 PDL regular season as they travel to Fresno this weekend to take on the Fuego on Friday, May 6th at 7:30pm. The game will take place at Chukchansi Park, which is located right in the heart of downtown Fresno. A large crowd of 5,000-6,000 fans is expected for the season opener, so please leave plenty of time to get to the game. For those who can't attend the match, there will be a live stream via the Fresno Fuego YouTube Channel. In preparation for Friday’s match, here is everything you need to know.


Kickoff: 7:30pm

Admission: $11.00 for Club Seats, $8.00 for General Admission and $6.00 for Kids Admission

Buy Tickets:

Live Video/TV:

Parking: Parking is $10 and is available in the H Street Lot or in the Spiral Garage. Both are short walking distance from the stadium

Seating: The stadium is a minor league baseball facility, so there are plenty of fixed seats for your usage

Concessions: Concessions will be open for business


Getting To The Match:

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Opponent Preview

The Fuego are coming off of a good 2015 season, in which they finished in 3rd place overall in the Southwest Division, behind the Ventura County Fusion and the defending Southwest Division Champion Burlingame Dragons FC.  The Fuego ended their 2015 PDL campaign with a 6-5-3 record

The Fuego brought in a new coach in the offseason in Sean Lanigan. The Virginia native has more than 30 years coaching experience, most notably in the D.C. United organization with their youth academy and their reserve squads.

This bitter rivalry between the California rivals looks to ramp up in 2016 as the Fuego seem to be the Dragons toughest competition on the schedule this season. The Dragons look to defend their title in a division that looks a little different than it has in the past with San Francisco City Football Club, BYU and the Las Vegas Mobsters comprising the rest of the new Central Pacific Division.