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American Legion Memorial Stadium

Our Story

The Charlotte Independence professional soccer team joined the United Soccer League (USL) Championship as an expansion team in September 2014. An ownership group led by Jim McPhilliamy, the President & Managing Partner of Major League Lacrosse’s Charlotte Hounds, acquired the franchise rights for the city from the Charlotte Eagles. 

Initially, the team played at UNC Charlotte, Winthrop University and a temporary facility at Ramblewood Soccer Complex while a deal was struck with Mecklenburg County officials to renovate American Legion Memorial Stadium. Throughout, the Independence continued to grow by moving to their new home stadium at the Mecklenburg County Sportsplex at Matthews in spring of 2017.

In the fall of 2018, Queen City Sports Club and the Charlotte Independence professional soccer signed a 10-year lease to move to American Legion Memorial Stadium following a revitalization of the historic landmark set for spring of 2021.

What's to come?

The new American Legion Memorial Stadium has the promise to one of the best soccer specific stadiums in the country.  Located on the edge of uptown Charlotte, the stadium will be available to host concerts, community events, high school football and other sports and entertainment options. 

 

Rennovation Features:

- 10,500 seating capacity
- Walking distance from parking decks and CATS Gold Line
- Located centrally near bars and restaurants for pre-game events
- Remains a Mecklenburg County controlled facility accommodating to football, soccer, lacrosse and concerts
- Skyline sight lines similar to Charlotte Knights' Stadium 
- Preservation of historical features such as iconic rock wall and ticket offices 
- New concession facilities and restrooms which meet ADA requirements
- Charlotte Historical Landmarks Commission approved design 

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