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Charleston Battery Statement on Open Cup Rescheduling

By Charleston Battery Staff, 06/12/19, 5:30PM EDT


Further to the statement by US Soccer announcing our 4th round US Open Cup game to now be played in Atlanta, we wanted to put on record our deep disappointment that we could not stage the game at MUSC Health Stadium last night. Our front office staff and grounds crew worked tirelessly in order to have the match played here. The field conditions were favorable early afternoon, however, the torrential rain that Daniel Island received around 4 pm yesterday set those efforts back. We were encouraged to see both teams warming up as kick off time approached and noted the ball moving freely on most areas of the pitch, sadly the head match official after much consultation deemed the pitch unplayable.

From that moment on we have been extensively exploring every option to stage the game in Charleston or within a reasonable driving distance in order for our fans to be in attendance. We would like to thank the College of Charleston, Wando High School, South Carolina United/Bantams, Greenville Triumph SC and the Savannah Sports Council as well as the United Soccer League in all their help and assistance today. We believed we had found a venue to play, however, US Soccer determined the best option was to play in Kennesaw and we abide by their decision. We wish our players and coaches every success in the game tomorrow evening in Kennesaw which can be viewed on ESPN+.

Fans that purchased tickets prior to last night’s game will be contacted directly via email within the next 48 hours concerning ticket exchange options. Fans that purchased on the night should email and still be in possession of their ticket stub.

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