From club release:
TAMPA, Fla. – Nashville SC will be competing in front of a national audience in 2018. The
United Soccer League (USL) and ESPN announced on Tuesday afternoon that Nashville SC will host the first nationally televised USL Game of the Week in 2018 on June 26 against Indy Eleven at First Tennessee Park.
The matchup is one of two on Nashville’s home schedule that ESPN has picked up for its USL Game of the Week. The first will be the June 26 game against Indy Eleven on ESPNews, while ESPN3 will show Nashville SC’s home game against Tampa Bay Rowdies on September 18. Nashville SC is one of six teams to host multiple ESPN games of the week.
“We are honored to be selected to open the USL’s national broadcasting schedule this season,” said Nashville SC VP of marketing and communication James Cannon. “The Nashville soccer movement, led by Nashville SC’s fans, is thriving, and those fans have orchestrated an incredible gameday soundtrack that will reverberate on national TV.”
Nashville SC games will continue to air in Middle Tennessee through its local broadcast partner, Fox17 affiliate MyTV30. The station will air 23 of the remaining Nashville SC games, including Saturday’s game at Indy Eleven at 11 a.m. CT.
“The excitement of our league is built around heated regional rivalries fueled by the sport’s most passionate fans. We are thrilled to bring that excitement to the national spotlight this season, including some great primetime matchups that offer a glimpse at potential USL Cup Playoffs matchups later this season,” said USL President Jake Edwards. “The increase in USL matches available to a national audience this year is part of our partnership with ESPN, which includes launching our new home on the innovative ESPN+ platform, a move that will raise the prominence of the USL and its clubs to a higher level alongside great domestic and international competitions. This expanded partnership is a testament to the significant investments into the sport by the league and its clubs, and our collective commitment to delivering the best experience to our fans either at the stadium or at home.”
Nashville SC season tickets are still available but are limited with less than 300 remaining in its inaugural season in the USL. Season Ticket Memberships are as low as $16 a game and can be purchased at NashvilleSC.com/seasontickets.