The Charleston Battery professional soccer team competes in the United Soccer League (USL). Located in Charleston, SC, the team is tied with the Richmond Kickers as the oldest US soccer team continuously in operation. The winningest team in the history of the Southern Derby tournament, the Charleston Battery has five first-place finishes. The Battery has also won four league titles. The biggest rival of the Charleston Battery resides in the other Carolina - North Carolina. The NC team, the Charlotte Independence, regularly battles the Battery in the Southern Derby tournament, where Charleston has twice defeated them. Another rival team, the North Carolina FC, began entering the Derby in 2018, increasing the ferocity of its competition. In 1999, the team moved its home operations to MUSC Health Stadium on Daniel Island. The team has temporarily relocated to Patriots Point Stadium in Mt. Pleasant, SC while the stadium gets renovated. Grab your Charleston Battery tickets at StubHub today.
How many championships have the Charleston Battery won?
The Battery ranks as one of the most successful lower-division US pro soccer teams. Just three years after its founding, the team won the 1996 USISL Pro League championship. It followed that up with a USL A-League win in 2003. In 2010, the team also won the USL Second Division final season, and the Battery won the USL Pro Championship two years later.
What is the history of the team’s coach, Mike Anhaeuser?
Head Coach Mike Anhaeuser worked as an assistant coach from 1999 to 2004 under the tutelage of Alan Dicks until 2001 and then Chris Ramsey until 2004. The USL1 named him Coach of the Year in 2007.
In what leagues does the Charleston Battery compete?
The Charleston Battery competes in four different leagues. They are the USA USL Pro, World Club Friendlies, US Open Cup and USA USL Championship. This means that the Charleston Battery competes against both US teams and foreign teams.
How big is the Charleston Battery’s stadium?
The MUSC Health Stadium has a seating capacity of 5,000. Located on Daniel Island off the coast of Charleston, the stadium on Patriots Point Road has a natural grass field. The College of Charleston’s Patriots Point stadium also has a seating capacity of 5,000. Constructed in 2000, it also features a natural grass field.
What is the tailgating scene like at Charleston Battery games?
The Deep South city of Charleston is steeped in Southern hospitality. The home stadium offers easy access to numerous restaurants, including Wasabi of Daniel Island, Sermet’s Courtyard and The CODFather Proper Fish and Chips. You cannot drink outdoors in Charleston, SC. You may barbecue in the parking lot or tailgate in the parking lot of the temporary stadium or the restaurants nearby, like Sticky Fingers or Joey Tomatoes Deli and Market. There are food and drink concessions at the Patriot’s Point field facility. You may not bring food or drink of any kind inside the College of Charleston Patriot’s Point field facility.
Where can you buy Charleston Battery tickets?
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