Walker Zimmerman To Join US Men’s National Team In Match Against Costa Rica

Walker Zimmerman. Photo: Courtesy of NSC

Nashville SC defender Walker Zimmerman will be joining the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) in its friendly match against Costa Rica.

The 2020 Major League Soccer Defender of the Year and Best XI has earned 13 caps and recorded two goals with the USMNT. Most recently, Zimmerman has played the full 90 minutes in six of the last seven matches he has appeared with the U.S., posting six shutouts, three of them during the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup.

Zimmerman will face his Nashville SC teammate and Costa Rican international Randall Leal, who has been competing with the Ticos National Team since May 29 in the inaugural Concacaf Nations League.

Fans can catch the match on Wednesday, June 9 at 6 p.m. CST on ESPN2 and UniMás.

Nashville SC Partners With LGBT Chamber of Commerce To Celebrate Pride Night

Nashville Soccer Club and the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce will join forces to celebrate Pride Month by hosting the official NSC Pride Night on Saturday, June 26, as the club takes on CF Montréal at Nissan Stadium at 7:30 p.m. CT.

“To have the ability to celebrate Pride and the LGBTQ community with this initiative is extremely special for our organization,” says Nashville SC Senior Director of Community Engagement Brandon Hill. “Our club and our league believe that Soccer is for all regardless of race, religion, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. We are committed to being the most inclusive of all sports leagues in North America and this initiative is a great opportunity to show our support.”

NSC is launching a Pride Patch which can be bought on the team’s website with proceeds benefitting the LGBT Chamber of Commerce. This year’s Nashville Soccer Club Pride Patch, designed in collaboration with the LGBT chamber, is an innovative spin on celebrating June as Pride Month with the distinct flavor of Nashville.

The design honors the history of the traditional rainbow colors of the Pride Flag while also incorporating the colors of the newly designed “inclusive flag” – representing the commitment to racial equity, the transgender community and honoring the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. The Pride patches are now on sale, giving fans and supporters alike the opportunity to purchase the Pride Patch through Wednesday, June 30.

“We are so proud of our member Nashville SC on their dedicated and intentional work on incision and diversity,” says Joe Woolley, CEO of the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce. “From the moment they formed they have been focused on making everyone feel welcomed and a part of the team. Soccer and all sports should be for everyone, and Nashville SC makes it clear they are. We love that the Pride patch is available for people to show their pride and support of the team and the community, and the LGBT Chamber Foundation is so honored to accept the funds and have them advance our educational and community-building initiatives.”

Fans will be able to purchase a Pride Bundle Package which includes: a ticket to the match in the Pride Section and a game-day poster. For each package purchased, a $5 donation will go to the LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

Nashville SC’s special Section 615 will host guests from the LGBT Chamber and the Oasis Center Just Us program, which helps lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth to achieve their full potential. The club will also recognize a leader in the LGBT Community as the 2021 pride Ambassador and Hyundai Hero of the Match.

Premium Club Seating On Sale At New Nashville SC Stadium

The WeHo Club and The Goal Post Club, the newest two premium club seating options at the new Nashville SC Stadium, are now on sale to the general public.

The two new clubs at the NSC Stadium are set to become a one-of-a-kind experience for the soccer fan in North America by providing the right setting for all fans’ desires. The WeHo Club will celebrate the musical heritage of Nashville including live performances on game day, while The Goal Post Club will become the greatest sports bar destination on game day and other big occasions.

Renderings of The Goal Post Club

“We continue to be blown away by the demand we are seeing for every premium product we put on sale,” says Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre. “To see that both of these clubs have sold over 50% of their memberships before we went on sale to the general public is another indication of the growing demand for soccer and this exciting new venue in Nashville.”

Fans who purchase memberships for The WeHo Club and The Goal Post Club will receive the following benefits:

  • All-inclusive food and beverage
  • Private lounge access
  • Tickets to all Nashville SC regular season home matches and playoff options
  • Invitations to exclusive team events
  • Merchandise discount
  • N Business Membership
  • Personalized, exclusive merchandise & gift program
  • Preferred pricing for non-matchday private event rental space

Renderings of the WeHo Club interior

Nashville SC fans interested in getting a more in-depth view of the new Nashville SC Stadium can visit the club’s revolutionary Virtual Venue that features an architecturally accurate 3D map and full virtual reality views that allows fans to have an interactive look through seat technology inside their new home.

Jordan Davis To Perform Nashville SC Halftime Show On May 21

Country singer Jordan Davis will perform the Nashville SC halftime show at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, May 23 as NSC takes on Austin FC.

Davis will perform songs off his latest EP Buy Dirt which drops on Friday, May 21 and songs from his debut album, Home State, including his latest Top 10 single, “Almost Maybes,” the double Platinum-selling “Singles You Up,” and more.

In addition to Davis’ performance, country recording artist Michael Ray will perform the national anthem and Better Than Ezra front-man Kevin Griffin will perform the Gibson Guitar Riff before kick-off.

Ray’s No. 1 hit songs include “Kiss You in the Morning,” “Think a Little Less,” and “One That Got Away,” as well as Gold-certified singles “Get to You” and “Her World or Mine.” Ray’s current single “Whiskey And Rain” continues to climb the charts at country radio.

Tickets are on sale now for Sunday’s game.

Nashville SC Brings Back Impact Soccer Program

Nashville Soccer Club announced today that Impact Soccer, a pop-up community program dedicated to providing underserved children with access to soccer, will return starting Saturday, May 15 at Morgan Park Community Center.

In partnership with Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation Department, and presented by BodyArmour, Impact Soccer will take place at 10 sites across Nashville/Davison County through October 2. These pop-up events will include family-friendly soccer activities featuring inflatable pitches, 3v3 tournaments and soccer skill-drills. The Nashville SC and BodyArmour Street Teams will also be onsite to provide fanfare, music, prizes & giveaways.

All events will take place between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. CST and will provide participants with the opportunity to connect with Nashville SC for a day of soccer, music, and fun. Select dates will also include surprise guest visits from Nashville SC mascot, Tempo the Coyote.

To ensure a safe experience for everyone in attendance, participants must agree to abide by and engage in health and safety COVID-19 protocols for the duration of the event, including temperature checks, wearing a mask at all times, engaging in appropriate physical distancing, and not attending the event if ill or if recently exposed to someone who has contracted COVID-19.

Impact Soccer Locations:

May 15: Morgan Park

May 22: Coleman Park Community Center

June 5: Fannie Mae Dees Park

June 12: McGruder Center

June 18: Elizabeth Park

July 10: Hadley Park

July 31: Napier Elementary School

Aug 21: Antioch Community Center

Sep. 25: TN Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition Park

Oct. 2: Centennial Park

Mexican National Soccer Team To Play At Nissan Stadium On June 30

Nissan Stadium. Photo: By Donald Page/Tennessee Titans

The Mexican National Soccer team will play at Nissan Stadium on June 30 as part of its 2021 MexTour.

Mexico will face Panama in an international friendly match in preparation of the Concacaf Gold Cup which is set to start July 10.

The last time El Tri played at Nissan was in 2016 where they defeated New Zealand 2-1 in front of a then state soccer record of 40,287. The venue has hosted two Gold Cups and several international matches, including a 2018 game between the U.S. and Mexico.

Tickets for the match go on sale to the general public on Monday, May 17 at 10 a.m. local time on www.MexTour.org. Fans in attendance will be required to adhere to all MexTour, stadium and local health guidelines.

Nashville SC Helps Paint Mural For Community At The TIRRC Headquarters

Photo: Courtesy of Nashville SC

Nashville SC partnered with the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) to host a Paint the Pitch day at TIRRC’s new headquarters in Antioch last month.

Club staff and volunteers painted a mural surrounding the club’s new community mini pitch, which will provide a much-needed recreation space for youth and families in the area. Over 30 community volunteers came together to help 10 local volunteer artists complete the vibrant mural. Sherwin Williams, the official paint of Nashville SC, provided the paint and supplies to create the mural.

“Community is at the heart of everything that we do,” says Nashville SC Senior Director of Community Engagement Brandon Hill. “TIRRC is an amazing organization that’s well known in our community for supporting the international community, and diversity is a really important thing for us. We want to support organizations that are supporting the Nashville community, and that’s why we’re here.”

“No matter what your race, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation is, soccer is here for everyone,” Hill says. “Our game is one that represents the entire world, and we want to show that inclusivity and that spirit of unity.”

The Paint the Pitch day of service was part of the MLS WORKS Soccer For All initiative and the League’s commitment to supporting the communities where we live and play the game. The mural features flags from around the world, representing the countries of origin of TIRRC members.

“Soccer is such an integral sport to our communities and our work and our organization together,” says Lisa Sherman-Nikolaus, TIRRC’s Executive Director. “We’re just so excited to have Nashville SC be a part of that work and help bring immigrants and refugees and their U.S.-born neighbors together to form stronger bonds and stronger relationships and make our community more united.”

BREAKING: Nissan Stadium To Open At Near Full Capacity For Nashville SC Matches

Nissan Stadium. Photo: Courtesy of Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp

Nashville SC has announced that fans will be allowed at Nissan Stadium in a near full capacity setting starting Sunday, May 23 when Nashville SC hosts Austin FC.

This decision comes after Mayor John Cooper’s recent reopening announcement, and with approval from Major League Soccer. Masks will also no longer be required while outdoors at Nissan Stadium. However, face coverings are strongly encouraged in this new layout in accordance with Metro Public Health and per MLS’ COVID-19 protocol update.

“As we welcome more fans into Nissan Stadium, we are committed to finding the right balance between allowing people to return to soccer in as normal an environment as possible, whilst at the same time respecting that some people’s choices may differ from others,” says Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre. “Equally we have to work with the space and options available to us to try to provide as much choice as possible within a changing environment.”

The reopening will allow the majority of season ticket holders, who were originally relocated due to COVID-19 restrictions, to return to their original seat locations in a non-socially distanced environment. Per MLS’ COVID-19 restrictions, seats located in the lower bowl behind designated media positions and player areas, such as benches, tunnels and warm-up areas will remain unavailable.

For those season ticket holders who prefer to remain in a masked and socially distanced environment, Nashville SC will work with them to provide alternative seating options where social distancing and masks will be mandatory.

Fans interested in securing their seats at Nissan Stadium for the first match in a near full capacity setting against Austin FC can visit NashvilleSC.com/Tickets. For more information on Nashville SC’s matchday policies, visit nashvillesc.com/matchday.