LOUISVILLE (January 19, 2018) – With the release of the 2018 USL schedule today, LouCity fans can begin marking off the days on the club’s 31-week calendar ahead of March’s season opener and the regular season finale in October.
2018 Season Ticket packages remain on sale starting at $12 per game, which include all 17 regular season home games at Slugger Field and exclusive pre-sale to Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup games (to be determined). As the full 34-game schedule becomes public, information will soon be available on single-game ticket purchases, as well as group ticket information, for the entirety of the schedule. To learn more, visit LouisvilleCityFC.com.
“When you look at this year’s alignment, it’s an extremely competitive conference. With Nashville and Indy joining, the USL is becoming an incredibly exciting league and we’re looking forward to some of these local rivalries, including Cincinnati. It’s a soccer hotbed that we can’t wait to compete in this year,” said head coach James O’Connor.
The season starts off with a bang for LouCity as the club hosts four consecutive home games in the month of March before traveling to local rival FC Cincinnati for the first road trip of the year in April. A back-and-forth April sees LouCity swap road and home dates before a packed month of May send the “Boys in Purple” to all three of Indianapolis (May 5), Nashville (May 13), and Cincinnati (May 26) with a home date squeezed in between.
The dog days of August will test O’Connor’s crew most heavily as they prepare for a trip from Indy Eleven to open the month. Then, a visit to New York Red Bulls II (Aug. 10) leads into a second home match against Nashville SC (Aug. 18), before trips to Charlotte (Aug. 22) and Richmond (Aug. 25) round out a trying four games in 16 days. To wrap up the year, LouCity will fly to Toronto (Oct. 5) before it plays host to Indy Eleven in the regular season finale (Oct. 13).
In all, the “Boys in Purple” will feature in four midweek contests – two home & two away – with a pair of Sunday contests to add. Plus, LouCity fans can start their weekend the right way with three Friday matches to lead into the league action.
Details on broadcast and live streaming for the 2018 season will be announced in the coming weeks as the USL ramps up coverage for the biggest season in league history.
For the full version of the 2018 USL Schedule, visit LouisvilleCityFC.com.
About Louisville City FC
Since its launch in 2014, Louisville City FC has been committed to serving the community of Louisville as the city’s lone professional soccer team. The 2017 season marked the third year of play for LouCity in the United Soccer League (USL), a professional soccer league based in the United States and Canada. On October 26, the Louisville Metro Council voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new soccer-specific stadium in the Butchertown neighborhood with a projected opening slated for March 2020.
After finishing in the top five in average attendance in the USL at Slugger Field since 2015, LouCity’s remarkable 2017 campaign included winning the 2017 USL Cup in the club’s first appearance in the final. Get the latest news on LouCity FC at LouisvilleCityFC.com and via the club’s channels on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.
|Sat., March 17||vs. Nashville SC||Slugger Field|
|Sat., March 24||vs. North Carolina FC||Slugger Field|
|Sat., March 31||vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies||Slugger Field|
|Sat., April 7||at FC Cincinnati||Nippert Stadium|
|Sat., April 14||vs. Richmond Kickers||Slugger Field|
|Sat., April 21||at Atlanta United FC 2||Coolray Field|
|Sat., April 28||vs. Bethlehem Steel FC||Slugger Field|
|Sat., May 5||at Indy Eleven||TBA|
|Sun., May 13||at Nashville SC||First Tennessee Park|
|Sat., May 19||vs. Atlanta United FC 2||Slugger Field|
|Sat., May 26||at FC Cincinnati||Nipper Stadium|
|Sat., June 9||at Bethlehem Steel FC||Goodman Stadium|
|Sat., June 16||vs. Penn FC||Slugger Field|
|Sat., June 23||at North Carolina FC||WakeMed Soccer Park|
|Wed., June 27||vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds||Slugger Field|
|Sat., June 30||vs. New York Red Bulls II||Slugger Field|
|Sat., July 7||at Tampa Bay Rowdies||Al Lang Stadium|
|Sat., July 14||at Charleston Battery||MUSC Health Stadium|
|Wed., July 18||vs. Toronto FC II||Slugger Field|
|Sat., July 21||vs. Charlotte Independence||Slugger Field|
|Sat., July 28||at Ottawa Fury FC||TD Place|
|Sun., Aug. 5||vs. Indy Eleven||Slugger Field|
|Fri., Aug. 10||at New York Red Bulls II||TBA|
|Sat., Aug. 18||vs. Nashville SC||Slugger Field|
|Wed., Aug. 22||at Charlotte Independence||Sportsplex at Matthews|
|Sat., Aug. 25||at Richmond Kickers||City Stadium|
|Fri., Aug. 31||vs. Charleston Battery||Slugger Field|
|Sat., Sept. 8||vs. FC Cincinnati||Slugger Field|
|Sat., Sept. 15||at Pittsburgh Riverhounds||Highmark Stadium|
|Wed., Sept. 19||at Penn FC||FNB Field|
|Sat., Sept. 22||vs. Ottawa Fury FC||Slugger Field|
|Sat., Sept. 29||at Atlanta United FC 2||Coolray Field|
|Fri., Oct. 5||at Toronto FC II||BMO Field|
|Sat., Oct. 13||vs. Indy Eleven||Slugger Field|