Nashville SC has already outgrown First Tennessee Park, at least for one game, as the season opener for the team has been moved to Nissan Stadium, home of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, because of strong fan interest.
The first league match is schedule for March 24 against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. The team’s first exhibition game against Atlanta United FC last Saturday drew a crowd of 9,059 to First Tennessee Park, with United defeating Nashville 3-1. First Tennessee Park is home to the Nashville Sounds of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League.
“We saw the incredible passion and support of our fans in our preseason exhibition last Saturday,” said Nashville SC CEO Court Jeske in a press statement. “On Saturday, March 24, we have our first opportunity to play a regular season match in front of those fans. By moving this event to Nissan Stadium, Nashville Soccer Club wanted to ensure that every fan that wants to take in history will have the opportunity to do so.”
“We are excited to host Nashville SC’s first regular season game in March,” said Bob Flynn, Titans VP of Facilities and Game Day Operations, in a press statement. “We have hosted a number of world class soccer teams at Nissan Stadium through the years and we are thrilled to finally be able to host Nashville’s team. It should be a fun atmosphere to kick off their inaugural regular season.”
Tickets for the match are priced at $15 and will be available Feb. 20.
The game will be the first soccer game played at Nissan Stadium since two international events last July. Together, the CONCACAF Gold Cup and International Champions Cup saw over 100,000 soccer fans packed into Nissan Stadium.
Nashville SC will begin play in the USL in 2018 before moving to MLS by 2020.
Photo courtesy Nashville SC.
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