Nashville SC has added one more game to its already busy preseason schedule. Luckily, it’s a game where the club will only have to travel a couple of hours down I-24 for.
The club announced Tuesday morning that it will face off against Chattanooga FC of the National Premier Soccer League March 10 at 7 p.m., one week before its first USL game against Louisville City FC.
“Nashville Soccer Club is excited that we have been invited to Chattanooga,” said Nashville SC CEO Court Jeske in a press release.
“There are diehard soccer fans throughout this state. Showcasing Nashville SC to fans outside of Middle Tennessee is something that is important to us. No doubt it will be a great atmosphere for our players and fans, a week before our inaugural season begins.”
There’s plenty of history between these two local clubs. Both played against each other numerous times from 2014-2016, when Nashville SC was a member of the NSPL. The two, along with Memphis City FC and Knoxville Force, competed for the Volunteer Shield. The Shield was awarded to the team who collected the most points from the four teams. Chattanooga FC took home the shield from 2014-2016, with Knoxville Force taking the shield this past season.
Tickets to the game are now available at Chattanooga FC’s website.