Nashville SC has secured a jersey partner for its inaugural USL season, as the club has announced a multiyear sponsorship from Nissan.
As part of the announcement, Nashville SC unveiled one of two jerseys that will be worn during the club’s debut 2018 campaign. Fans are being invited to vote on the club’s second jersey through an online poll at www.nashvillesc.com.
“We are proud to have Nissan, a pillar of the Middle Tennessee community, as our flagship jersey sponsor,” said Michael Schetzel, Vice President of Ticketing and Corporate Partnerships for Nashville SC. “Nissan and Nashville SC represent what makes Tennessee special, such as commitment to community, diversity and entrepreneurial spirit. Nissan’s reputation as an innovative, global brand is one we aspire to build at this club. Partnering with such a well-respected company as Nissan is another affirmation of the significance Nashville SC has in this community.”
Nissan has strong ties to Nashville with its North American headquarters in Franklin, Tenn., its vehicle and battery assembly plant in Smyrna, Tenn., and powertrain plant in Decherd, Tenn., employing more than 12,000 in the area. The global vehicle manufacturer also holds a strong global soccer portfolio, which includes partnerships with the UEFA Champions League, the English Premier League’s Manchester City, and the Mexican National Team’s U.S. Tour.
“Soccer is truly the World’s Game with a very loyal following – unifying communities and erasing borders,” said Jeremy Tucker, Vice President, Marketing Communications and Media, Nissan North America. “It’s exciting to share our support and pride with our community, our customers in Tennessee, and those around the world who are passionate fans of the game. Like Nashville SC, Nissan is a close-knit team continually striving to be the best – and we are proud to call Tennessee home.”
Nashville SC will make its USL debut next March, when it plays its first game at First Tennessee Park. It is one of five club slated to join USL in 2018, along with Fresno FC, Las Vegas Lights FC, North Carolina FC (from NASL), and a Gwinnett County, GA-based team owned and operated by MLS’s Atlanta United FC.
Image courtesy Nashville SC and USL.
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