The Charleston Battery announced Monday the dates and opponents of the club’s 2023 USL Championship schedule. The regular season kicks off on March 11 at Patriots Point when the Black and Yellow host Phoenix Rising FC.
Charleston will play a 34-match schedule across 32 weeks from March through October. While still subject to change, all home matches will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET except for three, the May 20 game against Monterey Bay FC and the final two games of the regular season, which will start at 5 p.m. ET.
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“The 2023 campaign will be the toughest, most talented and most competitive season in USL history,” said Battery Head Coach Ben Pirmann. “That’s what our sport is all about: competing. We’re so excited and honored to be able to don the Black and Yellow this upcoming season.
“We’re focused on improving every single day. We want to look in the mirror, make improvements, and then give our all every week for this club and community. Playing in Charleston at Patriots Point is a special honor, or passion and determination will be on full display for our supporters to enjoy.”
The Battery are slated to play every team in the league; home-and-away series against every team in the Eastern Conference and six home and six away matches against teams in the Western Conference. The top eight clubs of each conference will advance to the USL Championship Playoffs.
Breaking down the home matches by day of the week, the Battery play one on Wednesday, three on Friday and 13 on Saturday.
Charleston will face four clubs for the first time, including Phoenix (H), Monterey Bay FC (H), Oakland Roots SC (H) and El Paso Locomotive FC (A).
Five of the Battery’s first eight games are home matches. The Black and Yellow will host Phoenix, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Hartford Athletic, Louisville City FC and Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC through April.
Defending league champions San Antonio FC will visit Charleston for the first time on May 13 after the inaugural meeting in 2022.
Western Conference sides Monterey and Oakland trek east to play the Battery on May 20 and August 4, respectively.
Fellow BBQ city club Memphis 901 FC host the Battery on June 24 and then arrive in Charleston on August 26.
Five of the Battery’s final eight games will also be played at home, with Memphis, San Diego Loyal SC, FC Tulsa, Miami FC and Birmingham Legion FC coming to Patriots Point. The home clash against Legion FC on October 14 is the regular season finale.
The USL Championship Playoffs will remain a single-elimination format, culminating in the 2023 USL Championship Final on a to-be-determined date taking place in mid-November.
“The Battery are one of the most historic teams in North America, we want to honor this club with our performances and effort, and return Charleston to prominence in the playoffs,” said Coach Pirmann.
Fans can stay tuned for announcements on theme nights for the 2023 season which will be unveiled in the coming weeks.
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