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SD Loyal Unveils Stadium Simulation at BizTown

NONPROFITS: First Pro Sports Team Debuts at Educational Venue

San Diego Loyal SC has partnered with Junior Achievement of San Diego County to open the first professional sports team experiential stadium simulation at the McGrath Family JA BizTown.

The simulation booth, which debuted late last month, will host interactions from thousands of San Diego County elementary school students inside the 10,000-square-foot mini-city.

SD Loyal joins 20+ local businesses that work toward immersing students into real world applications of business, economics and innovation.

“We are so excited to partner with Junior Achievement of San Diego County to bring the first professional sports team into the McGrath Family JA BizTown,” said Shannon Mac Millan, San Diego Loyal SC vice president of Community Relations.

“By integrating real world work experience at a professional soccer club with our experiential activation and in the classroom, we hope to inspire the next generation of leaders in San Diego on and off the pitch,” added Mac Millan, a retired U.S. soccer star who won both a World Cup championship and Olympic gold medal as a member of Team USA and was inducted into the sport’s Hall of Fame in 2007.

The SD Loyal simulation includes a ticket sales booth, front office desk and an in-venue virtual experience with stadium bleachers, crowd noise and Rocket League game play.

SD Loyal front office staff will include a Team President/ CEO, Community Relations Manager, Partnerships Manager and a Director of Ticketing.

Each role will have specific duties and a complete job description to enact within the McGrath Family JA BizTown.

“Thanks to JA San Diego’s partnership with San Diego Loyal, we’re proud to host our first-ever sports franchise into the McGrath Family JA BizTown,” said Sidd Vivek, Junior Achievement of San Diego County President & CEO.

“This partnership will introduce youth to the business of sports including career pathways in the local industry,” Vivek added. “For more than 70 years, JA San Diego has empowered more than a million students countywide through a unique glimpse into their futures and the skills necessary to be successful. Through career pathways and real businesses in mini-city, JA San Diego is preparing tomorrow’s leaders today with tangible workforce development and financial literacy.”

Launched on June 19, 2019, San Diego Loyal SC is a professional soccer team that competes in The USL Championship, the fastest-growing professional soccer league in the world. The club’s roster includes some of the best players in the game.

Loyal chairman Andrew Vassiliadis is the youngest principal owner in The USL Championship and Landon Donovan, one of the most decorated soccer players in the U.S., leads the technical side as both EVP and Team Manager.

Junior Achievement of San Diego County

CEO: Sidd Vivek
WEBSITE: jasandiego.org
CONTACT: (619) 682-5155
NOTABLE: JA San Diego works with a diverse population of students from across the socio-economic spectrum to trach financial literacy, entrepreneurship and career readiness.

San Diego Loyal SC

PRESIDENT: Ricardo Campos
TEAM MANAGER: Landon Donovan
WEBSITE: sdloyal.com
HOME PITCH: Torero Stadium
NOTABLE: San Diego Loyal SC made its debut in 2020 as an expansion team in the USL Championship and secured its first-ever home playoff match in late September after defeating the Las Vegas Lights FC.


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