CFC inks new deal with Finley Stadium
The Chattanooga Football Club agreed upon a new three-year deal with The Stadium Corporation for the NPSL team to play at Finley Stadium.
During the club’s ten-season history, over 338,000 people have come to Finley Stadium to watch Chattanooga FC play, according to the team's website.
“Our supporters have made Chattanooga FC the envy of premier soccer clubs around the country, setting and breaking attendance records in Finley Stadium,” said Tim Kelly, Chairman of Chattanooga FC. “Records are made to be broken and there is no doubt that the best is yet to come.”
“Finley has been the only home we’ve ever known,” said Sheldon Grizzle, General Manager for Chattanooga FC and CFC Academy board member. “The biggest moments in our club’s history have happened here.”
“The Stadium Corporation, its board, management, and operations teams are delighted that the tradition of Chattanooga FC at ‘Fort Finley’ will continue,” said Gordon Davenport, Chairman of The Stadium Corporation. “For ten years, the club has been a strong part [of] Finley’s calendar, and we’re all excited to see it continue to grow. I’m a Chattahooligan at heart and can’t wait for the 2019 season.”
Chattanooga FC is planning multiple non-conference games in March and April before the NPSL season gets underway in May. In August, the club will enter the Inaugural Founders Cup with teams such as the New York Cosmos and Detroit City Football Club. The clubs will then square off in a nationwide league in 2020 with a full roster of professional players.
Active CFC Academy members will receive free admission for all home games during the 2019 season.