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Kicking It in Chula Vista: A Day of Soccer, Style, and Song at the Chrome Ball Tour!

Get ready, Chula Vista! The Chrome Ball Tour is making its grand appearance in downtown Chula Vista on Saturday, May 4th, and you won’t want to miss it! Hosted by San Diego FC, this tour stop promises a full day of fun from 12 PM to 10 PM, and the best part is it’s all free to attend!

What’s the Chrome Ball Tour, you ask?

It’s an 18-city series designed to connect communities in San Diego County through our shared love for soccer, art, and local culture. Chula Vista is set to be the fifth and most prominent stop yet. Before arriving here, the tour touched down in Escondido, Oceanside, Poway, and Santee. It’s truly a celebration of everything that makes San Diego unique.

Here is their promotional video of the Chrome Ball Tour event

We have the full schedule of the event

Prepare for a day packed with excitement. The action starts with a thrilling first responders tournament featuring our Chula Vista Fire Department and Police Department teams. But that’s just the beginning. The lineup also includes:

  • 11:00 a.m. – Chula Vista First Responders Tournament
  • 12:00 p.m. – 3v3 Tournaments Begin: Men’s, Women’s, Youth, High School
  • 5:30 p.m. – Youth Final Matches
  • 6:00 p.m. – Lucha Libre performance with Masked Republic
  • 7:00 p.m. – Men’s & Women’s Final Matches
  • 8:00  – 10 p.m. – Fashion Show and Musical Performances by Rossi Rock & Sebby OG, Vilma Diaz y La Sonora, and Lil Rob

Fashionistas and music lovers should prepare for the San Diego FC Colors of the Community Fashion Show. It will spotlight our own Chula Vista natives, Rossi Rock and Sebby OG, alongside tunes from South Bay’s DJ Beto Perez. Plus, the cumbia rhythms of Vilma Diaz y La Sonora and tunes from San Diego’s own Lil Rob will fill the air into the evening.

Chrome Ball Tour in Chula Vista
We are totally in love with this artwork by local Chula Vista artist Josue Baltezar for the event. I hope they have this on a T-shirt.

There’s something for everyone. Kids can dive into activities like face painting and bouncing around in inflatables, while adults can unwind in the beer garden. Also, don’t forget to check out the local artwork and grab some exclusive gear from the Eighteen Threads Merch Trailer, featuring designs from Chula Vista artists Josue Baltezar, Chikle, and Paola ‘Panca’ Villaseñor.

This will be a super cool event, and it’s only the beginning. With summer right around the corner, we will be getting more and more fun events in Chula Vista. You can always stay tuned to Chula Vista Living for more updates and future events around our town. Let’s make the most of our beautiful community, and all it offers!

About San Diego FC

San Diego FC is an expansion team in Major League Soccer, scheduled to begin play at Snapdragon Stadium in 2025. San Diego FC is jointly owned by Mohamed Mansour, a distinguished entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist with global ties in the sport, and the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, the first Native American tribe to have an ownership stake in professional soccer. Manny Machado, San Diego’s perennial MLB All-Star, is an investor in the Club. San Diego FC is a proud member of the Right to Dream community, a group of youth academies and professional football clubs around the world. San Diego FC’s stated vision is to become the epicenter of football excellence and innovation in North America.

Amanda Contreras

Amanda, hailing from the vibrant city of Chula Vista, embodies the spirit of adventure and exploration. With a Journalism degree from Southwestern College under her belt, she possesses a keen eye for captivating stories and a deep appreciation for the community that shaped her. Whether she's basking in the lively ambiance of a local dog park or savoring the joyful moments with friends at her go-to happy hour haven, Amanda's zest for life and her city shines through. Her passion for uncovering the hidden gems of Chula Vista and her commitment to storytelling make her a unique voice and a beloved figure among those who know her.