13 Facts About Charlotte FC


Charlotte FC is an American professional soccer club based in Charlotte.

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Charlotte FC area has been home to several lower-division soccer teams, dating back to the Carolina Lightnin' in the early 1980s.

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Charlotte FC was on the list of cities interested in joining Major League Soccer in 1994, prior to the league's inaugural season, but was not awarded a franchise.

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Charlotte FC was named as a potential home for an expansion team in both 1996 and 1998, but was passed over in favor of other cities.

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Separate professional team, the Charlotte FC Independence, was founded in 2014 and replaced the Eagles in the second division .

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Separate Charlotte bid was formed in late 2016 by Marcus G Smith of Speedway Motorsports, the owners of the Charlotte Motor Speedway, with support from local business leaders.

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Charlotte FC faced competition from a bid submitted by Raleigh, North Carolina, who were part of the twelve-city shortlist and had support from the state government.

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In February 2021, Charlotte FC announced that it would be the first MLS team to use personal seat licenses to reserve season tickets in most sections; the cost of seat licenses for the inaugural season was set at $550 per seat and would not be transferable to a potential new stadium.

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Charlotte FC's headquarters were replaced with a building in the Uptown neighborhood, while the team would train at Sportsplex at Matthews until a permanent facility is built.

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In January 2022, Charlotte FC announced a radio partnership with Radio One's Charlotte cluster.

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The English radio commentators for Charlotte FC matches are play-by-play announcer Will Palaszczuk and color analyst Jessica Charman.

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Charlotte FC is owned by David Tepper, a billionaire manager and businessman who bought the National Football League's Carolina Panthers in 2018.

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Charlotte FC has five officially recognized supporters groups seated in the east end at Bank of America Stadium.

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