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Chattanooga FC to face Birmingham Legion on March 2

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Chattanooga Football Club (CFC) will host USL Championship side Birmingham Legion on Saturday, March 2nd at 3:00 p.m. ET at Finley Stadium. 

The match will be a crucial step during the club's preparations in preseason ahead of the 2024 MLS NEXT Pro season

"We have always enjoyed playing Birmingham," said Head Coach and Sporting Director Rod Underwood. "They are a good organization on and off the field. They are well coached and have high-level players. We are looking forward to the match."

This announcement follows the news that Chattanooga FC will be competing in Huntsville City's Blastoff Battle from February 16-18 earlier in preseason.

"We are looking forward to playing Chattanooga,” said Birmingham Legion Head Coach and Technical Director Tommy Soehn. “They have been a staple to our preseason and I think it’s a good test both for us and them, and hopefully we can continue this preseason rivalry for future times."

The match against Birmingham Legion is the first open-to-the-public home game announced for the club's 2024 preseason plans.

This match is included for 2024 season ticket holders and flex tickets. Single match tickets are available here.

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Chattanooga Football Club was founded in 2009. The CFC Men's team will compete in MLS NEXT Pro starting in 2024. CFC Women 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 at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga.

Launched in 2022 by Major League Soccer, MLS NEXT Pro is a professional men’s soccer league in the United States and Canada that completes the pro player pathway from MLS NEXT to MLS first teams. MLS NEXT Pro continues to grow the game through innovation and diversity, bringing professional soccer to new communities and creating opportunities both on and off the field. MLS NEXT Pro will celebrate its third season in 2024 with 29 teams, 27 MLS-affiliated and two independent, Carolina Core FC and Chattanooga FC. Additional MLS-affiliated and independent clubs will join in the years ahead, including Cleveland and Jacksonville Armada FC. The majority of MLS NEXT Pro’s matches are broadcast on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV as part of the groundbreaking partnership between Apple and MLS. For more information about MLS NEXT Pro, visit