New Mexico Runners Season 5
December 30, 2023 – March 17, 2024
The New Mexico Runners, New Mexico’s first Major Arena Soccer League team is set to kick off season 5 with the release of their 2023-24 season schedule. Exciting New Mexico Runners arena soccer action will again take place at the Rio Rancho Events Center with the first game of the season slated for Saturday December 30th, 2023. The Runners will be hosting the El Paso Rhinos with a scheduled 3:05 PM kick off time.
“It’s exciting to see the Runners continuing to make Rio Rancho their home. The City of Rio Rancho is ready for another season of fast paced and high scoring arena soccer. I can’t wait to see the community out there cheering on our team!” States Mayor Hull.
Last season, the Runners had an excellent start of 3 wins right out of the gate, but unfortunately injuries crept up on several key players which slowed down their momentum and resulted in a 4-8 record in season 4.
Head Coach Steve Famiglietta returns to the Runners organization for his fifth year at the helm. The USL soccer Hall of Fame Inductee and New Mexico Sports hall of Fame Nominee continues to build a solid program with his son Nick Famiglietta as Assistant Coach.
“Our goal is to get to the postseason for the first time in franchise history. We’ve got a solid as well as talented group of guys going into season 5 and we are ready to make some waves with key players returning that fans are going to love.” Says Famiglietta.
Season 5 of New Mexico Runners action will consist of 6 home and 6 road games from December – March with playoffs scheduled for April 4-7, 2024 in Wichita, KS. Home Games in BOLD at the Rio Rancho Events Center:
Saturday December 30th, 2023 vs El Paso Rhinos
Sunday January 7th, 2024 vs Amarillo Bombers
Saturday January 13th, 2024 @ Kansas Bandits
Saturday January 20th, 2024 @ Amarillo Bombers
Sunday January 28th vs Kansas Bandits
Saturday February 3rd, 2024 @ Wichita Wings
Saturday February 10, 2024 vs El Paso Rhinos
Sunday February 11th, 2024 @ Amarillo Bombers
Saturday February 24th, 2024 @ El Paso Rhinos
Sunday February 25th, 2024 @ El Paso Rhinos
Sunday March 3rd, 2024 vs Wichita Wings
Saturday March 17th, 2024 vs Wichita Wings
Currently, there are 19 teams from across the country within the Major Arena Soccer League 2 (MASL2) for the 2023-24 season. New Mexico will play in the Midwest division which consists of Amarillo, Dodge City (KS), El Paso, New Mexico and Wichita (KS). El Paso is the newest franchise in the division due to Colorado folding this season.
Season tickets for the New Mexico Runners are now on sale which start as low as $80 for all home games and can be purchased online at newmexicorunners.com/seasontickets. Youth sports groups, groups of friends, co-workers, and teammates can all get together for an exciting outing at a Runners game with discounted group tickets! Fans will get to see their favorite players back in action along with their favorite mascot “Rio The Roadrunner” and his hilarious antics at every home game.
For all Rio Rancho Events Center upcoming events, visit our EVENT CALENDAR!