March 29, 2021 (CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — The Charlotte Independence will kick-off preseason for its seventh USL Championship season and first at the new American Legion Memorial Stadium on April 3, with a home match against Tormenta FC.
The Jacks are then penciled in for their first preseason away clash against Greenville Triumph SC on April 17.
Finally, the Independence are set to travel to Cary to close out the preseason by playing rival North Carolina FC.
The Independence will open the 2021 USL Championship regular season on the road against the Tampa Bay Rowdies on May 1 in Tampa’s home opener.
The Independence will make the 2021 campaign its first season at the brand new American Legion Memorial Stadium. The $40 million entire rebuild of the historic venue which began last September is close to completion and is set to open a new chapter for the Jacks.
Located in Uptown Charlotte, the new venue will have a capacity of 10,500 including standing area, and the type of amenities that have become standard at new venues across the Championship in recent years. Among them, a first for the Independence, will be a full video scoreboard and views of the surrounding city skyline that will make for a memorable experience on game-nights and at other events.
2021 Season Tickets are now on sale to the general public here.
Charlotte Independence 2021 Preseason Schedule
Saturday, 4/3 - vs. Tormenta FC
Saturday, 4/17 - at Greenville Triumph SC
Friday, 4/23 - at North Carolina FC
ABOUT CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE: 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 USL franchise rights from the Charlotte Eagles. McPhilliamy and his investment group founded Queen City Sports Club with the goal of making Charlotte a better place to live through annual increases in both the quality and quantity of events that are provided for the community.
In the fall of 2018, Queen City Sports Club and the Charlotte Independence signed a 10-year lease to move to American Legion Memorial Stadium following a revitalization of the historic landmark set for the spring of 2021. The Independence is focused on building the profile of the club through culture, community and performance as the team moves to American Legion Memorial Stadium. For details on 2021 Season Memberships, visit charlotteindependence.com or call 704-206-1515.