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Charleston Battery Strikes Deal with beIN SPORTS

By Sarah Cardamone, 02/07/18, 2:00PM EST


World-Class Sports Network to Broadcast 2018 Carolina Challenge Cup Nationally Across Its Platforms

beIN SPORTS has acquired the U.S. television rights for the 2018 Carolina Challenge Cup. The national sports network will broadcast the entirety of the tournament live, set to take place on February 17, 21, and 24, 2018 at MUSC Health Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina.

This year’s Challenge Cup features doubleheaders between Charleston Battery and Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United, Columbus Crew SC and Minnesota United. Viewers can tune-in to all six of the tournament’s matches LIVE on beIN SPORTS.

“We’re obviously really excited to partner with beIN SPORTS for Challenge Cup,” said Charleston Battery Chairman Eric Bowman. “Our preseason tournament was the first of its kind when we started it in 2004. Fast forward fourteen years and it will be televised nationally, which speaks to how far it’s come and the growing popularity of the USL and MLS brands.”

beIN SPORTS is a world-class sports network that broadcasts international sporting events across multiple platforms to millions of viewers. beIN SPORTS is home to major soccer competitions including LaLiga, Serie A, Ligue 1, and CONMEBOL/CONCACAF/CAF World Cup Qualifiers.

The 14th iteration of the Carolina Challenge Cup will feature some of Major League Soccer’s best players including Miguel Almiron  (Atlanta United), Federico Higuain (Columbus Crew SC), and Kevin Molino (Minnesota United). Returning to Challenge Cup for the second consecutive year, Atlanta United and Columbus Crew will bring new faces including U.S. Men’s National Team players Darlington Nagbe (Atlanta United) and Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC) plus MLS record signing Ezequiel Barco (Atlanta United).

The Carolina Challenge Cup begins on Saturday, February 17 with Atlanta United vs. Columbus Crew followed by Charleston Battery vs. Minnesota United. A limited number of tickets and series passes are still available; to purchase tickets and for more information please visit or call 843-971-4625.

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Launched in 2012, beIN SPORTS is the fastest-growing network in the world and is offered on the 10 largest cable/satellite TV providers in the U.S., as well as other systems across the country. beIN SPORTS offers viewers premium sports content and entertainment across multiple platforms, including TV channels beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español and live streaming on beIN SPORTS CONNECT. A cornerstone of beIN SPORTS is its unrivaled live soccer coverage, which includes live matches from La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, and CONMEBOL/CONCACAF/CAF World Cup Qualifiers, as well as news and in-depth analysis of all the top leagues from around the world. In addition to soccer, beIN SPORTS serves as a haven for fans of motorsports, tennis, rugby, boxing, mixed martial arts (MMA) and volleyball, among others. With the recent addition of Conference USA coverage, beIN SPORTS will also broadcast College Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, and Volleyball. Thru beIN SPORTS CONNECT, authenticated subscribers can also enjoy all the exciting action from the two networks and stream live overflow matches offered in HD on your computer, tablet or smart phone

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