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Professional soccer coming to the South Coast

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Montecito businessman Peter Moore is the founding investor of the new Santa Barbara Sky Football Club, which is planning to field men's and women's teams starting in 2024.

Santa Barbara Sky Football Club will field men's, women's teams beginning in 2024

Professional soccer is coming to the Tri-Counties.

The Santa Barbara Sky Football Club is scheduled to start play in 2024, in the United Soccer League. The team was officially accepted into the league this week. Montecito businessman Peter Moore is the team’s founding investor.

Sky FC will have men’s and women’s teams in the league, which has about 150 clubs.

It will play its home matches at Santa Barbara City College’s La Playa Stadium.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.