Includes a USL Championship rematch with Wilmington Hammerheads
Charleston, SC Feb. 25, 2013 – After a tough week of contests with three top MLS clubs, the Charleston Battery will definitely have their wits about them heading into the heart of preseason. The Battery start with a game against College of Charleston on February 28 at Patriots Point to kick off an nine game preseason schedule in preparation for the beginning of the USL PRO season in April.
“I think the team has progressed nicely under the circumstances and we have gained some valuable experience playing against quality MLS opponents that will really help us going into the season,” said Battery head coach Mike Anhaeuser.
The Battery’s next home game will be March 5 versus Georgia Southern at 8 PM. The match will be the first of five preseason home games for the Battery, including a highly anticipated rematch of last years USL PRO Championship game with nearby rival Wilmington Hammerheads on March 23.
The final preseason game is March 30 against the Carolina Railhawks as the Battery prepares for the USL PRO opener on Saturday, April 13 at the Richmond Kickers. The Battery’s regular season home opener will be Saturday, April 20 against Antigua Barracuda FC at Blackbaud Stadium in Daniel Island.
All preseason home games are free to attend except for Saturday, March 23 versus Wilmington Hammerheads; tickets for this game will be $7 for bleacher seats and $12 for club seats, group discounts are available through the Battery ticket office.
To purchase tickets or for more information please visit www.charlestonbattery.com or call (843) 971-GOAL (4625).
Charleston Battery Pre-Season Schedule
Thursday, Feb 28 at College of Charleston, Patriots Point, 2:30pm
Saturday, March 2 at Clemson University 3pm
Tuesday, March 5 vs. Georgia Southern, 8pm
Thursday, March 7 vs. Coastal Carolina, 6pm
Friday, March 15 at Carolina Railhawks, TBD
Tuesday, March 19 vs. College of Charleston, 2:30pm
Saturday, March 23 vs. Wilmington Hammerheads, 6pm
Tuesday, March 26 at Coastal Carolina, TBD
Saturday, March 30 vs. Carolina Railhawks, 2:00pm