Nashville SC

Nissan Stadium to open near full capacity May 23

From Club release:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2021) – Nashville Soccer Club announced today that following Mayor John Cooper’s recent reopening announcement, and with approval from Major League Soccer, fans will be allowed at Nissan Stadium in a near full capacity setting starting on Sunday, May 23, when Nashville SC hosts Austin FC on FS1 and FOX Deportes.

Starting May 23, the lower bowl at Nissan Stadium will open in near full capacity for Nashville SC matches, allowing the majority of Season Ticket Members, who were originally relocated due to COVID-19 restrictions, to return to their original seat locations in a non-socially distanced environment. Per MLS’ COVID-19 restrictions, seats located in the lower bowl behind designated media positions and player areas, such as benches, tunnels and warm-up areas will remain unavailable.

In accordance with last month’s announcement from Metro Public Health and per MLS’ COVID-19 protocol update, starting May 23, masks will no longer be required while outdoors at Nissan Stadium. However, face covering is strongly encouraged in this new layout.

For those Season Ticket Members who prefer to remain in a masked and socially distanced environment as the City of Nashville reopens, Nashville SC will work with them to provide alternative seating options where social distancing and masks will be mandatory.

In addition to welcoming Season Ticket Members, single match tickets for the 8 p.m. CT national television match against MLS’ newest expansion club will go on sale at 2 p.m. CT today at Additional on sale dates for future matches will be determined at a later date.

“As we welcome more fans into Nissan Stadium, we are committed to finding the right balance between allowing people to return to soccer in as normal an environment as possible, whilst at the same time respecting that some people’s choices may differ from others. Equally we have to work with the space and options available to us to try to provide as much choice as possible within a changing environment,” said Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre. 

Nashville SC will continue to review these procedures on a game by game basis and will collaborate with local health authorities, MLS and Nissan Stadium in the best interest of attending soccer fans as new protocols become available throughout the reopening of the city.

Nashville SC release

It is cool to see near full (soccer) capacity returning. I’m still a little wary from a public-health perspective, but I also understand the pressures on leagues and municipalities to make this stuff happen.

Everyone go out and get vaccinated so this can happen safely.

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