The North Complex was the first expansion at Kino Sports Complex. Since opening in 2013, this Complex has been used for professional soccer during the Major League Soccer pre-season and year-round for amateur and youth play. While it’s primarily a soccer venue, the area encompassed within the North Complex can accommodate other long-field sports and various community events. Events held here include the MLS Mobile Mini Sun Cup, the 2019 Rugby 7s National Championships and the Sunsounds Annual Great Beer Fest.
In all, the North Complex has eight lighted soccer fields, two of them regulation-sized; parking for hundreds of vehicles; a fully-equipped clubhouse; an indoor event center and family-friendly park with two lighted softball fields; various covered ramadas; children’s playground; basketball court and an indoor event center. For more details, see the amenities listed below.
- North Stadium
- North Grandstand
- Willie Blake Jr. Park
- Sam Lena Park
- Kino Event Center
- Snack Bar
- Kino Environmental Restoration Project (KERP)
The North Complex includes free paved parking for over 600 vehicles. The North Clubhouse lot has about 180 spaces. However, depending on the event, this lot may be closed off to the public. Other parking areas in the North Complex include the Sam Lena Parking lot, which has 132 spaces, and the North Soccer Main Gate/Event Center lot, which has 251 spaces. Additionally, Willie Blake Jr. Park has 65 spaces. There’s also the option to park in the Main Complex, which has close to 4,000 parking spots, and walk to the North area using the pedestrian bridge across Ajo Way.
Conveniently located near Interstate-10 and Interstate-19, and in close proximity to the Tucson International Airport, the North Complex provides easy access to residents and visitors alike. The main entrance to the facility is located on Forgeus Ave., just north of Ajo Way. There’s also access to the site via the Chuck Huckelberry Loop along the Julian Wash for those traveling on foot or bicycle.