Photo courtesy Josh Lane / New Mexico United
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico United’s home contest with Real Monarchs SLC, originally scheduled for Wednesday, July 29th, has been postponed to September 30. The decision comes in response to New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham’s recent public health order.
The postponement of the first schedule game between the sides this season has led to an impact on other matches against Real Monarchs SLC this season, with new dates and venues listed below:
Aug. 19 – Real Monarchs SLC vs. New Mexico United
Aug. 22 – Real Monarchs SLC vs. New Mexico United
Sept. 12 – New Mexico United vs. Real Monarchs SLC
Sept. 30 – New Mexico United vs. Real Monarchs SLC
“As an organization, it is our goal to play home matches in 2020,” said NMU Owner and CEO Peter Trevisani. “If New Mexicans continue to practice COVID-19 Safe Practices, we will do our part to continue providing a sense of normalcy during these unprecedented times. Part of that normalcy has to be games played in our state.”
Fans from across New Mexico have been tuning into the radio and streamed broadcasts of United’s matches in its second season in the USL Championship, as evidenced by stay-at-home watch party photos posted to social media. Should the team host matches this season, NM United and a local television affiliate have plans to air the games over-the-air – making the games and a sense of normalcy accessible to even more New Mexicans.
Due to the fluid nature of COVID-19 Restrictions, United plans to review upcoming home matches on a case by case basis, closer to the scheduled dates.