Pastime and the Nashville SC Roadies have partnered up to make the sports bar and grill located on the corner of 3rd Avenue North and Harrison Street the official headquarters for the Club’s support group.
It turns out that their partnership is just the underlining for a much bigger cause.
Pastime’s managing owner David Dahlroos has stated that, during gameday hours in which Nashville SC is slated to play, a portion of the eatery’s profit will go towards Soccer For The Nations. Soccer For The Nations is a startup league in the Nashville area dedicated to developing underaged soccer programs to refugees and immigrants. Dahlroos says he’ll start keeping track of sales at a certain point during game days to make sure he can get an accurate count. Those interested in donating can go here.
The relationship between the bar and the support group spawned a couple of months ago, when mutual friends for the different establishments brought up the idea of The Roadies looking for a home base for the upcoming USL season.
“We were introduced to one another, and they said, ‘we’ve heard good things about your place. Would you be willing to work with us?'” said Dahlroos.
“We’re going to try and do some really neat things with them, like set up merchandise tents. I know for some of their previous tailgates, they’ve had 300-500 people, and you need a big space to accomodate all of that. We’ve got that, with the rooftop and the big deck. We’re going to give them a couple of parking spots out front so they can have a traditional tailgate sense to it. We want to make them as comfortable as possible.”
The opportunity to make Pastime the gameday headquarters for The Roadies seemed like a no-brainer on paper. The bar would certainly be able to support the mass amount looking to get their fill of eats and drinks beforehand. It’s also about a six-minute walk (or march, depending on your preferance) to First Tennessee Park as well.
But Dahlroos is no stranger to accomodating to large fanbases during games. His business was the official watch spot for the Tennessee Vols this past season, and fans of the Titans and Predators also frequent his bar whenever the respective teams are out of town and they need somewhere to watch the game.
A native of the Franklin area growing up, Dahlroos is just as excited as the rest of the Middle Tennessee community about professional soccer making its way to Music City.
“I think it’s great,” said Dahlroos.
“Nashville is such a great hotspot. All of investments are coming in here from all over the country, and then you add the Predators success. You saw the true passion of the city, and everybody wants to be a part of it. I think it’s going to be huge. Everybody is going to want to get behind it, and if it sees any type of success, it’s going to explode.”