Media credentials are issued by SFCSA Communications dept with the purpose of providing access to interviews and written, audio and visual accounts of games. SFCSA communications and Samba FC San Antonio have the right not to grant and/or revoke any media credentials. Media members should not use access for autographs, personal photographs or commercial requests.
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ACCESS: Media credentialed requests need to be made at least two days (48 hours) before home games. Email your request to SFCSA Communications.
PICK UP CREDENTIALS: All media will need to pick up media game credentials at the media will call box office located at the main entrance of the stadium. Please present your your valid outlet media credentials. Credentials must be returned at the media tent after game.
PARKING: Parking for credentialed media members is available in parking lot A and front of the main stadium main entrance. Parking is free for all credentialed media.
PRESS BOX: The press box at Wheatley Heights Sports Complex opens approximately one hour before game time. Lineups are released about 30 min before and can be picked up at media tent. Lieneups will also be destributed in media press boxes. Stat sheets are emailed the next day to all credentialed media members on the clubs list. Our press box has WiFi, electrical outlets, and air condition.
POSTGAME INTERVIEWS: Our coaching staff and players will be available (and only after games) for quick interviews on the pitch. If a media room is provided then interviews will take place 10 minutes after all home matches. Interviews on the pitch after a game can only be done with a SFCSA media staff member present.
INTERVIEWS AT TRAINING SESSIONS: Interviews will only be allowed after practice and media credentials must be presented and worn. Please notify the head coach prior before any interviews to take place.
ADDITIONAL REQUESTS: interviews with players, coaches, club staff and owners need to be arranged through our Director Team Operations, Charles Lee. Please identify which outlet you’re representing. Phone interviews need to be requested three (3) days prior and in-person interviews need to be requested one (1) week prior.
PRESS BOX SEATS: Field views from the press box are limited. Please contact SFCSA communications if a seat is needed when making credential requests. The press box will serve as a pregame and postgame work room, if available.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Those given photo access to the field level are asked to wear an orange bib provided at the media tent before each game. Please return the bib to the press tent after games. Photographers can shoot around the entire field and behind either goal and only from the track.
VIDEOGRAPHERS: Those given video access to the field level are asked to wear an orange bib provided at the media tent before each game. Please return the bib to the media tent after game. Videographers must shoot stationary, on track, with tripod, and only from the sides of the pitch. No video will be allowed taken from behind the goals.
*SFCSA communications and Samba FC San Antonio have the right not to grant and/or revoke any media credentials. Media members are prohibited access for player autographs, or commercial shoot/video requests.