USL Arkansas was formed by co-founders Chris Martinovic and Warren Smith to bring both Men’s and Women’s professional soccer to the Northwest Arkansas region. Our goal is to build community and be a force for good in our region, leveraging the “beautiful game” as our vessel to leave an enduring positive impact to ultimately make Northwest Arkansas an even greater place to live, work, and play.
USL Arkansas will build, own, and operate two professional clubs, including a USL Championship Men’s team and a USL Super League Women’s team. The USL Championship is the only sanctioned Division II league in the United States with 24 teams competing in the 2024 season. The USL Super League is a new Women’s professional league currently seeking USSF division I sanctioning that will launch in August 2024 with 10-12 founding member clubs.
Location is critical when it comes to a successful stadium, for the club and for the fans. In determining where to hold our home matches USL Arkansas focused on creating the optimal fan experience – thinking about pre, during, and post match activities and needs. With this in mind, we will build a high quality multi-use stadium placed centrally within the region, that is easily accessible, and is located adjacent to prime additional entertainment opportunities for match goers right in the heart of Pinnacle Hills, on the corner of Bellview Rd and S 41st Street.