Fresno Fuego to host Armenia’s FC Ararat in February

Armenian Premier League club FC Ararat Yerevan and the North American Soccer League champion New York Cosmos will play the Fresno Fuego in a pair of February exhibitions, the local Premier Development League franchise announced Tuesday, the Fresno Bee reports.

The Fuego will host FC Ararat on Feb. 18 and the Cosmos on Feb. 24, with both matches set for 6:30 p.m. kickoffs at Chukchansi Park.

FC Ararat was founded in 1935 and twice has won Soviet Top League/Armenian Premier League titles.

“With FC Ararat’s visit to Fresno, we hope to ignite the interest of our Armenian community and bring the passion and culture of Armenia and their most popular football club to Chukchansi Park,” Fuego General Manager Jeremy Schultz said.

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