July 2024
MountainStar Sports Group Announced as Title Sponsor for El Paso's Amigo Airsho

EL PASO – July 10, 2024 – MountainStar Sports Group and the Amigo Airsho are thrilled to announce a dynamic new collaboration, which was officially unveiled by both organizations during a special announcement on Wednesday morning.

Under this exciting agreement, MountainStar Sports Group (MSSG) will proudly serve as the title sponsor of the renowned Airsho, which will now be known as the "MountainStar Sports Group Amigo Airsho." This collaboration marks a significant milestone for both entities and promises to enhance the Airsho experience for attendees from across the region.

"Our commitment to the MountainStar mission – to improve the quality of life and to promote economic development in the Borderplex through sports and entertainment – and this community extends beyond the thrill of gameday and to that end, this announcement marks a significant milestone for MountainStar and the pursuit of our mission,” said Alan Ledford, MountainStar Sports Group President. “This sponsorship furthers MSSG’s commitment to its mission and we couldn’t be prouder to be associated with this historic and significant event in our region.”

"We are excited to embark on this journey with MountainStar Sports Group," said Alan Russell, Chairman of MSSG Amigo Airsho. "Their support and shared enthusiasm for showcasing the best of what El Paso has to offer will undoubtedly elevate the Airsho to new heights."

"It's incredible to witness the military, civilian, and business communities unite to bring back the Airsho,” Russell said. “We're thrilled to have an incredible partnership with Fort Bliss and the unwavering support of MountainStar Sports Group and all of our sponsors."

The partnership will officially launch with the upcoming 2024 MountainStar Sports Group Amigo Airsho, scheduled to take place on October 12 & 13 at Biggs Army Airfield, Ft. Bliss, Texas. Attendees can anticipate a thrilling lineup of aerial performances, static displays, and activities for all ages, showcasing the best in aviation heritage and technology.

After a 12-year hiatus, the Amigo Airsho returns to the El Paso skies. Amigo Airsho shares a special and unique partnership with Ft. Bliss and receives unparalleled support from Biggs Army Airfield, including facilities, equipment, manpower, static displays, leadership, and input.

MountainStar Sports Group Amigo Airsho also announced the launch of ticket sales for the highly anticipated event. This year's event promises to be an unforgettable experience for aviation enthusiasts and families alike, thanks to the support of sponsors and exciting new features.

In appreciation to the military community, Marathon Petroleum is sponsoring free general admission entrance for active-duty military personnel. Additionally, military-dependent discounted tickets will be available starting July 15.

Thanks to the generous support of Peter Piper Pizza, general admission for kids 12 and under will be free. Kids tickets can be claimed at any Peter Piper Pizza location in El Paso and Las Cruces starting September 1 through October 13.

In addition, Novamex will be sponsoring a $10 concession coupon for qualifying tickets, redeemable for non-alcoholic beverages. Attendees can enjoy refreshing drinks from Novamex's renowned brands, including Jarritos, Mineragua, Senorial, and Sidral Mundet.

MSSG Amigo Airsho is calling on the community to help us make this event a success. Over 500 volunteers are needed to bring the Airsho to life. Volunteers will play a crucial role in various aspects of the event, from setup and logistics to guest services and more. 

As part of the commitment to education and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) initiatives, the MSSG Amigo Airsho Skybound Scholarship has been launched with the support of Paso del Norte Community Foundation. This scholarship is designed to inspire, support, and ignite passion in the next generation of aviation, aerospace, and space professionals.

For more information, to purchase tickets, or to sign up as a volunteer, please visit our website at

Contact: Vianey Esparza, Director of Marketing
P: 915-205-2525

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January 2024
El Paso Locomotive FC to Host FC Juárez in Historic International Friendly at Southwest University Park

EL PASO, Texas – El Paso Locomotive FC announced today that it will host Liga MX side and cross-border rival FC Juárez in an international friendly at Southwest University Park on Wednesday, March 20, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. Fans interested in purchasing tickets can join the priority waitlist here to receive a prepurchase benefit prior to the general public on-sale date. On-sale dates for match tickets will be announced in the coming weeks.

“We are ecstatic that these two teams will play each other in Southwest University Park,” said Locomotive General Manager Andrew Forrest. “These are the two premier professional soccer teams in the Southwest region, and this will be the first time in history that we play a match in front of both fanbases. We look forward to the inaugural game on March 20th and for this event to become an annual tradition.”

FC Juárez President Luis Rodriguez said, "This collaborative effort with El Paso Locomotive significantly contributes to FC Juárez 's continued growth in El Paso. This exciting friendly not only showcases the talent of both teams but also reinforces the enduring partnership between our clubs and cities as we look to continue to develop talent, on and off the field, in the region. El Paso is also a home market for FC Juárez and is a strategic pillar in our long-term growth plan."

FC Juárez, founded in 2015, currently competes in Liga MX – the highest division of soccer in Mexico and the most competitive league in the Concacaf region – and is the highest-level professional team in any sport between Phoenix and San Antonio and within 450 miles of the Borderplex region.

El Paso Locomotive FC, founded in 2018, is a member of the USL Championship, sanctioned as the only second division soccer league in America by the U.S. Soccer Federation. El Paso has established itself as one of the league’s strongest performers since its 2019 debut, finishing as Western Conference Finalists in 2019 and 2020, claiming the 2021 Copa Tejas and clinching postseason appearances four times in its five-year history.

This match marks the first time that both teams face off in a match in front of fans during the regular season, a step towards growing the competitive rivalry and strengthening the partnership between the two sister clubs. FC Juárez is currently gearing up for their upcoming 2024 Liga MX Clausura season, kicking off on Sunday, January 14 at 11 a.m. against Pumas UNAM. The Bravos’ first two (2) home matches at Estadio Olímpico Benito Juárez will take place on Friday, January 19 at 8 p.m. vs Cruz Azul followed by a match against Liga MX champion, Club America, the following Wednesday, January 24 at 8 pm. Tickets for both matches can be purchased at or

El Paso Locomotive FC is beginning preparations for its sixth season in the USL Championship. Locomotive kicks off the 2024 season with the Home Opener at Southwest University Park on Saturday, March 9 vs Hartford Athletic. 

Fans can secure their tickets for all El Paso Locomotive FC home matches by becoming a 2024 Locomotive Season Ticket Member today. To become a member or learn more about membership benefits, fans can visit, call 915-235-GOAL or text 915-666-2005.

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