Feb 20, 2024 - Culture

Charlotte FC kicks off its third season this Saturday at home


A message from: Charlotte FC

A crowd of people at a soccer game waving blue flags.

Charlotte FC's home opener will take place this Saturday at 7:30pm against New York City FC.

Get involved: Tickets start at $15. The Supporters Tailgate begins at 3:30pm in the McNinch Street Lot and ends at 6pm, when supporters will march to the stadium.

  • There will also be a pre-match party from 4:30–6:30pm near the North Gate of Bank of America Stadium.
Soccer fans cheering with blue flags in the stadium.

The background: The 2024 season is the start of a new era for Charlotte FC, with new Head Coach Dean Smith expressing enthusiasm early on.

  • "So far, the players have been willing and engaging," said Smith. "They've asked questions, they're learning, and they're working extremely hard…There are certainly things to work with and work toward as well, but I've been pleased so far."
A coach giving instructions to his team during a game on the field.

Looking ahead: Highly-anticipated "marquee matchups" of the upcoming season include home matches against MLS club champions Columbus Crew (March 23), local rivals Nashville SC (May 11), Inter Miami CF (July 3) and Atlanta United FC (Aug. 31).

  • Single-match tickets and Season Ticket Memberships are available now.
  • There's also a new ticket offer this season, Four the Crown, which includes Upper Bowl tickets to four marquee matchups throughout the season starting at $79.

Plus, plus, plus: The promotional schedule for the 2024 season has also been announced. Mark your calendar with these theme nights and giveaways:

  • Feb. 24: Home Opener; Patch giveaway presented by Ally
  • March 23: Girls + Women in Sports Night; clear fanny pack giveaway presented by Atrium Health
  • April 13: Minty cape giveaway presented by Ticketmaster
  • May 4: Star Wars Night; foam lightsaber giveaway presented by Daimler Truck North America
  • May 11: Deck of cards giveaway presented by Bojangles
  • May 25: Military Appreciation Night
  • June 15: Pride Night; party shirt giveaway
  • June 19: Juneteenth celebration
  • Aug. 24: Robot-made Minty collectible giveaway
  • Sept. 21: Por La Cultura Hispanic Heritage celebration; bucket hat giveaway
  • Oct. 5: Fan Appreciation Night; t-shirt giveaway presented by Ally
A soccer ball mascot waving a giant blue flag with the word "Win" on it

Tickets to Saturday's home opener start at $15. Help fill the fortress and secure your seats.


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