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2023 league opener announced for CFC Men

By Chattanooga FC Communications, 02/03/23, 1:00PM EST


Chattanooga Football Club today announced it will open the National Independent Soccer Association 2023 season by hosting league newcomers Gold Star FC Detroit at Finley Stadium on Saturday, April 1.  Season tickets and single game tickets for this match are on sale now.

Chattanooga FC begins its 15th season as Chattanooga's club. Detroit is one of three teams joining the league in 2023, along with Savannah Clovers and Club de Lyon FC from Orlando. 

Chattanooga FC saw its first action of the preseason over the weekend when it hosted 7,500+ at Finley Stadium for a 3-3 draw with MLS side Atlanta United.

Other Matches for NISA Opening Weekend:

Friday, March 31:
Los Angeles Force v. Club de Lyon FC

Saturday, April 1:
Chattanooga FC v. Gold Star FC Detroit 

Maryland Bobcats FC v. Flower City Union
Savannah Clovers FC v. Michigan Stars FC
*ALBION San Diego (BYE)

The nine clubs will play in a single-table format with an unbalanced schedule weighted on regional play. The 2023 format will mirror 2022 with a six-club playoff – the top two seeds earning first-round byes.

All nine NISA clubs will participate in the 2023 U.S. Open Cup and enter in the Second Round as professional teams.

The complete 2023 league schedule will be announced soon. CFC's preseason schedule is available now.

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.