December 20, 2022
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Following their inaugural season as the 28th franchise in Major League Soccer history, Charlotte FC and MLS have announced the 2023 league schedule. Opening the season on Saturday, February 25, Charlotte FC will face the New England Revolution at home under the lights at Bank of America Stadium. The club will then travel to St. Louis for a cross-conference match against the expansion St. Louis City SC for their inaugural home game on March 4.
Charlotte FC’s first nationally televised game will take place on Saturday, March 11 against Atlanta United for a daytime match that kicks off at 12 p.m. The club will face Atlanta again on May 13 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, along with regional rivals Nashville SC on May 20 at Bank of America Stadium (7:30 p.m.) and September 2 (8:30 p.m.) at Geodis Park in Nashville. Defending MLS Cup Champions, LAFC will be in town for a prime time match on Saturday, August 26 in Charlotte. The season will conclude in the Queen City on Decision Day, October 21 against Inter Miami.
The 2023 season will also debut the MLS Season Pass, a subscription-based service in partnership with Apple TV that will air every match of the MLS regular season, Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs, and Leagues Cup. The MLS Season Pass will run $12.99 a month (or $79 for the season) for current Apple TV+ subscribers and $14.99 a month (or $99 for the season) for non-Apple TV+ subscribers. The MLS Season Pass will launch on February 1, 2023 to kick off a 10-year partnership between MLS and Apple.
With an average attendance of 35,260 (second in the MLS last season), according to Soccer Stadium Digest, Charlotte FC will aim to surpass their ninth place Eastern Conference ranking and make it into the playoffs in 2023.
Check out the full 2023 Charlotte FC schedule: