Nashville SC announced early Thursday morning that tickets to their first-ever playoff match would be limited due to a scheduling conflict. Seats will be limited to 1,240 in the West Club with the Nashville Rock’n’Roll Marathon taking place on the stadium concourse until 8 PM, preventing Nashville SC from allowing the maximum 21% capacity under Covid-19 regulations.
“Clearly in our inaugural season, we have done everything possible within our control to find the most optimal solution,” said Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre. “Everybody at the club wants fans to be able to attend this first historic playoff game, but 2020 and the challenges of the pandemic have placed many restrictions on availability and use of Nissan Stadium and difficulties in fitting so many events into the back end of the year.
“Given all of the constraints in play, this was the only outcome available for us to play this match. The Titans have worked hard with us to find the best solution and whilst Sunday 22nd was made available for more fans to attend, that date does not fit into the MLS playoff schedule timings. It’s a disappointing outcome but we remain excited about the game.”
The tight playoff schedule, which will see the winner of the match turn around and play just four days later, did not allow Nashville to shift to another date.
The match will air on ESPN 2 and ESPN Deportes for fans unable to attend.
Attendance will be limited to a specific number of First String members. Those who qualify will receive email instructions for how to purchase their tickets, starting November 12 at 10 am central.