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Finley Stadium, Chattanooga FC agree on long-term contract extension

By, 01/17/23, 12:30PM EST


sun sets at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee

The agreement will keep the boys in blue on the southside through 2026

Chattanooga Football Club and Finley Stadium announce a new three year partnership together, with an option for a fourth year. The agreement is the longest to date for both sides, and serves as a statement to the commitment and purpose of the club, the Stadium, and the city. 

“Finley is our home. For every great memory that Chattanooga FC created, Finley Stadium was our canvas. We’re thrilled to continue this partnership, and can’t wait to deepen our roots in the southside and city as a whole” said Jeremy Alumbaugh, CEO, Chattanooga FC.   

Chattanooga FC played its first game in 2009, and every home match since has occurred in Finley Stadium. The facility has helped to break attendance records, lift trophies, and put smiles on the hundreds of thousands of fans who have come through its doors.

“The long term agreement allows us to deepen our partnership, and increase both CFC’s and Finley’s brand throughout the city” said Brian Wright, Executive Director, Finley Stadium. “15 years of CFC also means 15 years of CFC AND Finley Stadium. 15 year partners, we really are synonymous with each other.” 

In addition to the promise that Chattanooga FC’s men’s and women’s teams will call “Fort” Finley home for years to come, both groups are strategically aligned with their goals for the future, which means some high profile matches on the Southside that everyone will enjoy. 

“We want to go out and bring in some big international exhibitions, and continue to bring in high profile national clubs, such as Atlanta United who will be here in just a few weeks,” said Brian Wright. 

MLS’ Atlanta United’s first team will visit Finley Stadium Saturday, January 28th, 3:00pm to face Chattanooga FC in the first preseason match of the year. The match is included as part of the CFC annual pass. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.  

About Chattanooga Football Club
Chattanooga Football Club was founded in 2009. The CFC Men's team competes in the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA), which is in the third division of professional soccer. The CFC Women's team is a summer amateur team that competes in the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL). Chattanooga Football Club became the first soccer club to offer true ownership to the fans in 2019 with 3,200+ investors from Chattanooga, all 50 states, and 31 countries. CFC plays all home games in Finley Stadium in Chattanooga.