Nashville Soccer Club has announced the date of the club’s 2022 home opener and inaugural match at Nashville SC Stadium.
The Boys in Gold will open the largest soccer specific venue in the United States and Canada on May 1, 2022, against the Philadelphia Union.
Nashville SC Stadium will be the largest soccer specific stadium in the United States and Canada, with a seating capacity of 30,000 seats.
The stadium will feature a 360-degree canopy, 65ft-wide shared concourse, safe standing supporter’s section and just 150ft of distance between the last row to the touchline.
Nashville Soccer Club CEO Ian Ayre said:
The opportunity to announce the date of our first game in our new stadium, represents the culmination of a lot of hard work, effort and commitment from so many people.
What at some points in our journey seemed like an impossible task and so far in the distance is now very much in sight and that initial dream is fast becoming a reality. I know we are all looking forward to moving in and making this the spiritual home of Nashville Soccer Club.
The Boys in Gold have built a fortress in front of the Nashville SC fans in its first two seasons in Major League Soccer (MLS), suffering just two losses in its MLS existence at home, while owning an overall record of 13W-2L-14D.
Earlier this year it was announced that Nashville SC would transition to the Western Conference after the club made the switch to the Eastern Conference due to Covid-19 scheduling in its inaugural MLS season in 2020.
In its history, Nashville SC has played just seven Western Conference clubs after facing Portland Timbers, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, Minnesota United FC, Sporting Kansas City, Real Salt Lake and Austin FCacross the club’s first two seasons in MLS.
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