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Limited Quantity Of Seats For Independence's First Match of the 2020 USL Championship Playoffs Are Now Available

By CJ Bradley , 10/07/20, 1:15PM EDT

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The Independence will have home field advantage against the Charleston Battery Saturday at the Sportsplex at Matthews at 7:00 p.m. EST; The Jacks will allow exclusive fan access through a fundraiser initiative.

CHARLOTTE (Oct. 7, 2020) – Following last weekend's final results of the 2020 USL Championship regular season around the league – including the Charlotte Independence’s 1-0 win over North Carolina FC – the Jacks finished atop of Group G and will host a first-round match for the first time ever in the 2020 USL Championship playoffs. The Jacks are set to face the Charleston Battery on Saturday, October 10. The game is set to broadcast on ESPN+ in a 7 p.m. ET kickoff.

Due to mandated limited attendance restrictions and regulated physical distancing protocols, the Independence have finalized procedures for approximately 50 fans to have an exclusive access opportunity to attend the Jacks’ match with the Battery, through a unique fundraiser.

Fans can receive a maximum of four of the 50 invitations to watch #CLTvCHS in-person, by making a charitable donation of $100 per seat. Access for the Independence’s round of 16 match is now available and can be secured by emailing the ticket department at cwheat@queencitysc.com.

Fans who have deposited money for the 2021 season at American Legion Memorial Stadium will receive first priority. Seats are not available to purchase at the box office.

All net proceeds from the match will be donated to 16-year-old McKenna Woodhead and her family. McKenna, a local youth soccer player and 2019 U.S. Women’s National Team “SheBelieves” Hero award winner, was told by doctors she will be permanently paralyzed from the chest down following a watersport accident on June 25th, 2018. 

2020 marks the Independence's third appearance in postseason play and first since 2017.