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Nashville SC moves home opener to 69k seat Nissan Stadium

2016 SheBelieves Cup - United States v France

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - MARCH 06: A general view of atmosphere as over 25,000 fans attend an international friendly match in the SheBelieves Cup between USA and France at Nissan Stadium on March 6, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

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Nashville SC is going to have essentially two home openers.

Demand is so high for the USL club’s home debut that it has announced a move to Nissan Stadium for the March 24 opener against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

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The club, which will play the remainder of its matches at First Tennessee Park, will join Major League Soccer in 2019 or 2020.

Nissan Stadium seats 69,143, and is the home of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans. It’s been the host venue for several International Champions Cup and U.S. Soccer matches.


“We saw the incredible passion and support of our fans in our preseason exhibition last Saturday,” said Nashville SC CEO Court Jeske. “On Saturday, March 24, we have our first opportunity to play a regular season match in front of those fans. By moving this event to Nissan Stadium, Nashville Soccer Club wanted to ensure that every fan that wants to take in history will have the opportunity to do so.”

Gonna be a party.

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