With a successful opening weekend in the rear-view mirror, Nashville Soccer Club formally announced on Friday a key television partnership with Sinclair Broadcast Group that will see 27 of the club’s USL regular season matches in 2018, including all 17 home matches, aired on WUXP – MyTV30, Fox17 and CW58. All three television stations serve the Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky and Nashville areas.
“This partnership will bring Nashville Soccer Club to all of middle Tennessee,” said Nashville SC CEO Court Jeske. “Demand for tickets this year is extremely high and we want to ensure that all fans can follow the club at home and on the road. Through our partners, Fox-17 and MyTV30, we are able to do that and bring Nashville SC into the homes of our fans, free of charge.”
All three television stations are free over the air.
Surge in demand was palpable after 9,059 fans witnessed Nashville SC’s inaugural match against Atlanta United last Saturday.
“There is no denying the excitement that has surrounded Nashville Soccer Club since its arrival,” said Sinclair general manager Noreen Parker. “Viewers of our Sinclair Broadcast Group television stations in Nashville (MyTV 30, Fox 17, and CW 58) want more live, local sports. That is why MyTV30 is a perfect fit for the Nashville Soccer Club Live soccer games. We are proud to be the Official Broadcast Partner of Nashville SC and the broadcaster of seventeen home games and ten away for the 2018 season and beyond! Soccer is a part of our town and our station!”
Nashville SC earlier this week announced they will relocate their March 24th home opener against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds to Nissan Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans.
“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.”
It will be the first soccer game played at Nissan Stadium since the CONCACAF Golf Cup and International Champions Cup were staged there, which drew a total of more than 100,000 fans.
“We are excited to host Nashville SC’s first regular season game,” said Bob Flynn, the Titans’ vice president of facilities and game day operations. “We have hosted a number of world class soccer teams at Nissan Stadium through the years and we are thrilled to finally be able to host Nashville’s team.”