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Charleston Battery Announces 2019 Schedule

December 19, 2018 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Charleston Battery News Release

CHARLESTON, SC - With the release of the full USL Championship schedule Monday afternoon, the Charleston Battery learned its 34-game slate for the 2019 season. The Battery will open and close the season at MUSC Health Stadium with matches against Ottawa Fury FC on Saturday, March 9 and Bethlehem Steel FC on Saturday, October 19.

Season ticket packages remain on sale starting at $40/month. Packages include all 17 USL Championship home games, six Carolina Challenge Cup matches, and U.S. Open Cup. For more information, visit charlestonbattery.com/season-tickets or call 843-971-GOAL.

The Battery will revert back to 7:35 PM kickoff times for all Saturday night home games in 2019. In addition, Charleston will host three Sunday afternoon games at MUSC Health Stadium, including two Southern Derby matches. The Battery will welcome Charlotte Independence on Sunday, April 7 and North Carolina FC on Sunday, September 22.

The final Sunday afternoon match will be against expansion club Loudoun United FC on Sunday, October 13. In addition to Loudoun, the Battery will host five other new clubs at MUSC Health Stadium in 2019. Expansion clubs Hartford Athletic, Birmingham Legion FC, and Memphis 901 FC will visit Charleston on March 16, June 8, and July 13 respectively.

Saint Louis FC will return to Charleston on May 11 after playing in the Western Conference in 2018. Swope Park Rangers also moved over to the Eastern Conference for the 2019 season and will visit MUSC Health Stadium on June 22.

The Battery closes the season at home for the first time since 2015 on Saturday, October 19 against Bethlehem Steel FC. The USL Cup Playoffs begin the following week. The 2019 playoffs will expand to include 10 teams from each conference, with the lowest four seeds in each conference opening the postseason in the Play-In Round, provisionally slated for Wednesday, October 23

The single-elimination format will then continue for the following four weekends in a fixed-bracket format with the higher seed in each matchup serving as host through the Eastern and Western Conference Finals. The 2019 USL Cup will be held between November 14-18, 2019 and be hosted by the conference champion with the better regular-season record.

More information regarding promotions, theme nights, and local television broadcasts will be released in the coming weeks. Single-game tickets are on sale now at tickets.charlestonbattery.com. Special rates and in-game experiences are available for groups of 15 or more. For more information, call 843-971-GOAL.

Full 2019 USL Championship Schedule (home matches in bold):

Saturday, March 9 vs. Ottawa Fury FC

Saturday, March 16 vs. Hartford Athletic

Saturday, March 30 at North Carolina FC

Sunday, April 7 vs. Charlotte Independence

Saturday, April 13 at Bethlehem Steel FC

Saturday, April 20 vs. Nashville SC

Saturday, April 27 at Memphis 901 FC

Saturday, May 4 vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Saturday, May 11 vs. Saint Louis FC

Saturday, May 18 at Indy Eleven

Saturday, May 25 vs. Atlanta United FC 2

Saturday, June 1 at Louisville City FC

Saturday, June 8 vs. Birmingham Legion FC

Saturday, June 15 at Tampa Bay Rowdies

Saturday, June 22 vs. Swope Park Rangers

Wednesday, June 26 at Ottawa Fury FC

Saturday, June 29 vs. New York Red Bulls II

Friday, July 5 at Atlanta United FC 2

Saturday, July 13 vs. Memphis 901 FC

Saturday, July 20 at Hartford Athletic

Saturday, July 27 at Swope Park Rangers

Saturday, August 3 vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies

Saturday, August 10 at Saint Louis FC

Wednesday, August 14 at Loudoun United FC

Saturday, August 17 vs. Louisville City FC

Saturday, August 24 at Nashville SC

Friday, August 30 at Charlotte Independence

Saturday, September 7 vs. Indy Eleven

Saturday, September 14 at Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Sunday, September 22 vs. North Carolina FC

Sunday, September 29 at New York Red Bulls II

Saturday, October 5 at Birmingham Legion FC

Sunday, October 13 vs. Loudoun United FC

Saturday, October 19 vs. Bethlehem Steel FC


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