Nashville SC announced Wednesday that the club has surpassed 20,000 season tickets sold at GEODIS Park, 46 days before the newly-named stadium is set to hold its first match. From the press release:
Nashville Soccer Club announced today the club has reached 20,000 Season Ticket Memberships for the 2022 Major League Soccer season at GEODIS Park, the largest soccer specific stadium in the United States and Canada.
“Today is yet another strong confirmation that soccer has truly made its mark in Nashville and Middle Tennessee,” said Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre. “Reaching 20,000 season ticket members puts us in the top four or five MLS teams in that category, and we are clearly not done yet!
“Given that nobody has seen a match at GEODIS Park yet, I feel certain that when they come and experience soccer in this purpose-built stadium, they will want to come back on a regular basis and fill the stadium up. GEODIS Park is going to be a really special place for years to come,” concluded Ayre.
In addition to Nashville SC’s 20,000 Season Ticket Membership threshold, the club announced today that the C-Spire Captain’s Club is officially sold out. With it, less than 50 premium spaces remain available after the Goal Post Club, WeHo Club, Valkyrie Premier Club, Loge Boxes and private suites are all sold out at the 30,000-seat stadium.
GEODIS Park will open its gates for the first time when Nashville SC hosts Philadelphia Union on May 1 in a nationally televised match on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. The best and most affordable way to be a part of history is by becoming a 2022 Season Ticket Member.
Hitting the 20,000 mark is a milestone for any club. In 2019, the last full season without Covid-19 restrictions, averaging 20,000 fans would have been good for a top-10 average attendance, league wide. It would have been good for a top-5 average in 2021.
In their MLS opener, the only home match the club played prior to Covid-19, 59,069 fans were in attendance at Nissan Stadium, a record for a soccer match in Tennessee.
With 46 days left before their stadium opener, Nashville will certainly sell more season memberships, and expect a bump in sales after they play their first game. All signs point to Nashville posting an impressive attendance record in 2022, putting to rest any fears about the demand for soccer in Music City.