Nashville SC announces founding member program

From club release:

NASHVILLE (Feb. 11, 2020) – Nashville Soccer Club launched today the first season ticket member program for the club’s inaugural season in Major League Soccer. The First String MLS Founding Members will be cemented in Nashville SC history and have exclusive access to numerous benefits for as long as they remain season ticket members.

The First String MLS Founding Members initiative aims to build an elite community of individuals who will forever be celebrated for joining the Nashville SC family in our historical inaugural season in MLS. 

Everyone who becomes a 2020 Season Ticket Member by Feb. 29, 2020 will automatically be a part of the Nashville SC First String MLS Founding Member program. This select community will have the ability to enjoy life-long benefits as Nashville SC season ticket members and will be eternally etched in history with their names featured in the new Nashville SC Stadium. 

First String MLS Founding Member Benefits Include 

1.  Name permanently displayed at the new Nashville SC stadium 

2.  Priority for seat selection at the new Nashville SC Stadium 

3.  Preferred pricing on Full Season Tickets 

4.  Exclusive First String MLS Founding Member Scarf 

5.  Opportunity to win prizes and exclusive experiences with monthly First String MLS Founding Member drawings 

6.  Annual exclusive First String MLS Founding Member event 

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and limited to those becoming a Nashville SC Inaugural Season Ticket Member in MLS by Feb. 29, 2020.  

Tickets to Nashville SC’s inaugural MLS match against Atlanta United FC, presented by Renasant Bank, are available through Season Ticket Memberships starting at just $425 ($25 per game) and through single game and group tickets. Be sure to secure your place in history with the best seats for Feb. 29 and throughout the inaugural season by visiting NashvilleSC.com/Tickets or calling 615-750-8800. 

This is a smart idea for the club – and something they struggled with in the past, with the 1779 club (the founders of Nashville FC back int he day, who transitioned into the supporters’ trust for the USL team) essentially being phased out in spite of promises to the contrary, and little publicity around it.

This obviously doesn’t undo the sins of the past – except for those from the 1779 club who have remained season-ticket holders to this day. At the very least, though, it indicates that the current management of the club (aside from ownership, the front-office staff has turned over almost completely) – but certainly indicates that the club wants to do right by its most devoted fans going forward.

From my personal perspective, a scarf is on the lamer side of season-ticket gifts (especially for a fanbase that has had as much opportunity to collect massive stockpiles already, with various league changes, special events, a range of supports groups, etc.), but there had been some fear in the places where fans get together to talk on the internet that Nashville SC would forgo a gift at all, so it’s better than the worst-case scenario to say the least.

#RobSikes photo by Ryan Lassan Photography/For Club and Country

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