by San Diego Sockers

The San Diego Sockers will be calling Frontwave Arena their new home beginning with the 2023/24 season, as Oside Arena Management and Frontwave Credit Union announced today a naming rights partnership for the new state-of-the-art community entertainment and sports arena being built in Oceanside. The 10-year partnership agreement will begin with the arena’s expected opening in the late summer/fall of 2023.

“We’re dreaming big with the creation of a state-of-the-art entertainment complex in Oceanside, and we’ve got a naming rights partner that dreams big as well,” said Oside Arena Management President Sean Bowers. “We couldn’t be happier to partner with Frontwave Credit Union, an organization we have worked with closely in recent seasons with the San Diego Sockers. Together, we look to change the face of entertainment in San Diego’s North County.”

Frontwave Arena is currently under construction in the El Corazón sports complex area near Oceanside Blvd and Rancho del Oro Drive. The 170,000-square-foot arena, which will host more than 6,000 fans for sporting events and up to 7,600 for concerts, will include a full-service restaurant, bars and concessions, a plaza area, and sixteen luxury suites.

“As the Official Credit Union of the San Diego Sockers, we’re thrilled to have secured the exclusive naming rights to their new Oceanside home,” said Bill Birnie, President/CEO of Frontwave Credit Union. “Frontwave has been serving the Oceanside community for 70 years, and we’re proud to be a key partner in this exciting project that will benefit the entire North County region. The Frontwave Arena will not only serve as a community gathering space, but also as an important economic driver for the area.”

Frontwave Arena will be the host arena of the Sockers, as well as possible other future sports tenants to be announced.

In addition, the arena will host concerts, amateur sports (high school/college), and community events throughout the year.

“We see Frontwave Arena becoming a hub of activity for North County the likes of which we have never seen before,” said Bowers. “This region deserves a place for the community to come together and experience entertainment and sports in a state-of-the-art building. Our goal is to be that place for decades to come.”

Oside Management Group partnered with Sudberry Properties to bring the arena project to life, proudly selecting Watkins Landmark Construction as their building partner. Icon Architectural Group designed the arena.

Fans and interested parties can learn more and track the progress of the build of Frontwave Arena at

About Frontwave Credit Union

Frontwave Credit Union is a member-owned not-for-profit financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. Frontwave Credit Union provides a portfolio of financial products and services including checking and savings accounts, auto loans, mortgage loans, credit cards, home equity loans, and financial planning. Forged in 1952 as Camp Pendleton Federal Credit Union in Oceanside, California, Frontwave has grown from 8 civil service employee members and $40 in assets to over 117,000 members and $1.2 billion in assets. Frontwave Credit Union has been named San Diego’s Best Credit Union and Best Bank in the Morongo Basin two years running, has been honored with the Department of the Navy’s Distinguished Credit Union of the Year Award five times in the last seven years, and is continuously recognized as a best place to work. Frontwave is a nine-time recipient of the Peter Barron Stark Award for Workplace Excellence, most recently in 2021. To learn more, visit