Charleston Battery to open season with 25th anniversary celebration

There will be 16home games on 2017’s schedule, all with themes.

The Charleston Battery celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, making the club the longest continuously operating professional soccer team in America, and the first to reach the silver anniversary.

“Charleston Battery’s founder, Anthony Bakker, paved the way to bring a soccer team to Charleston twenty-five years ago, and we couldn’t be more thankful for his vision, passion and philanthropic efforts,” said Andrew Bell, Charleston Battery President.

The team will kick off the celebratory season on Saturday, March 25th with a bang. The match-up against FC Cincinnati at MUSC Health Stadium will feature t-shirt giveaways for the first 500 fans through the gates and $2.50 beers all night long. Following the game, a fireworks display will light up the night sky over the soccer field on Daniel Island.

“This season, we are looking forward to hosting a variety of interactive events and family-friendly promotions during each game,” said Bell. “Our goal is to amplify the experience for our fans on and off the pitch.”

The team will host sixteen home games, each with its own unique theme. View the schedule below for a list of the home game dates and promotions:

• Saturday, March 25th – 25th Anniversary Celebration

• Saturday, April 8th – Punts and Pints

• Saturday, April 15th – Superhero Night

• Saturday, April 29th – MUSC Fitness Night

• Saturday, May 6th – Seis De Mayo Fiesta

• Saturday, May 13th – Geodesicx Military Night

• Saturday, June 3rd – ’93 Night

• Saturday, June 10th – Hometown Heroes Night

• Saturday, June 24th – Kick Off Summer Party

• Saturday, July 1st – America Night

• Saturday, July 8th – Dollar Beer Night

• Saturday, July 29th – Daddy/Daughter Date Night

• Saturday, August 12th – Hendrick Lexus Jersey + Dollar Beer Night

• Saturday, September 9th – Back to School Night

• Saturday, September 16th – McLaughlin and Smoak Orange Night

• Saturday, October 7th – MUSC Season Finale

For more information on the Charleston Battery’s schedule and promotions, visit

The Charleston Battery

Charleston Battery is an American professional soccer club based in Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1993, the team plays in the United Soccer League and, along with the Richmond Kickers, is the oldest continuously operating professional soccer club in the United States. In 1999, Charleston Battery moved into what is now known as MUSC Health Stadium, becoming the first non-Major League Soccer professional club in the United States to build its own stadium. Charleston Battery is one of the most successful lower division soccer teams in the nation, having previously won the USISL Pro League in 1996, the USL A-League in 2003, and the final season of the USL Second Division in 2010. In 2012, the team won the USL Pro Championship. In 2017, the Charleston Battery was upgraded to Division 2 USL standing.