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USL Championship Announces 2021 Season Format

January 21, 2021 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Charlotte Independence News Release

TAMPA, Fla. - The USL Championship announced on Thursday following the league's Board of Governors meeting that the 2021 regular season will begin on or about May 1, see the teams split in to four divisions, and will contain a 32-game slate running across 27 weeks through the end of October with playoffs scheduled for November.

In voting for a flexible start date, the Governors have approved for clubs to begin play anywhere between April 24th and May 15th. Further announcements on scheduling, divisional alignment and playoff structure will be made in the coming months and the league will continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 crises in the event that alterations to the format need to be made.

Focused on building the profile of soccer in the Charlotte community, the Independence are set to play the 2021 USL Championship season in the new-look American Legion Memorial Stadium.

Independence fans will be able to choose from five different seating options including Club Seats, VIP Overlook, Field-Level VIP, reserved grandstand and general admission grandstand. All seats have incredible sightlines as well as a perfect view of the city skyline.

Supporters will be updated with all 2021 season developments as soon as they are made available.

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