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Nashville Soccer Club to Play Home Matches without Fans

Matches through Sept. 12 will be played without fans due to COVID-19 pandemic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 18, 2020) – Nashville Soccer Club in partnership with Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced today that the club’s matches, as Major League Soccer returns to play in local markets through Sept. 12, will be played without fans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The announcement was made in Mayor Cooper’s daily COVID-19 press conference, attended by Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre and Titans President and CEO Burke Nihill, whose team will also play without fans in their home opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 20.

“It’s hard to believe that almost six months ago, on Feb. 29, we welcomed 60,000 fans at our inaugural match in Major League Soccer, and even harder to realize the change our lives have endured since then,” said Ayre in his statement.

“As we prepare to return to playing games back at Nissan Stadium starting on Aug. 30, we will miss the support from those 60,000 fans. Whilst we all know the value of fans to their team, we believe that it’s important that we all take responsibility in fighting this virus by taking a responsible approach for the safety of everyone.

“That means wearing our masks and adhering to all CDC protocols, so together we can control it, minimize it and we all hope that as a result of this continued responsibility we will be able to welcome you back at Nashville SC matches in a safe environment soon,” Ayre concluded.

Over the past several months, Nashville SC has partnered with MLS, the Titans and local health authorities to design a plan that will provide the safest experience for those attending an event in the stadium. This plan includes mandatory face coverings, structured ingress and egress planning, socially distant seating, contactless faucets, hand sanitizer stations throughout the stadium, individually-wrapped food and many other health and safety precautions.

The team will continue its preparation and collaboration with local authorities in the hope that fans are allowed to attend games soon.

In the meantime, Nashville SC Season Ticket Members should refer to the communication sent to them on Aug. 8th that requested feedback regarding their account preferences for 2020 and 2021. Please reference that correspondence or check https://www.nashvillesc.com/returntoplay/faq for additional information. Alternatively, please contact directly a membership service representative by emailing tickets@nashvillesc.com.

NASHVILLE SC MATCH SCHEDULE THROUGH SEPT. 12:

Date Opponent Time Location
Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020 Atlanta United FC 6 p.m. CT Mercedes Benz Stadium
Atlanta, Ga.
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 Orlando City SC 6:30 p.m. CT Exploria Stadium
Orlando, Fla. 
Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020 Inter Miami CF 7:30 p.m. CT Nissan Stadium
Nashville, Tenn. 
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 Orlando City SC 7:30 p.m. CT Nissan Stadium
Nashville, Tenn.
Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020 Inter Miami CF 7 p.m. CT Inter Miami CF Stadium
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 Atlanta United FC 7:30 p.m. CT Nissan Stadium
Nashville, Tenn.

Follow Nashville SC in their game at Atlanta United FC on Saturday, Aug. 22 by visiting www.NashvilleSC.com and the club’s social channels on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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