Mayor Tommy Battle Proclaims May 19 Professional Soccer Day in Huntsville


Huntsville, Ala. (May 18, 2023)– The Huntsville Sports Commission hosted a VIP event on the eve of Huntsville City Football Club’s first match at the Wicks Family Field at Joe Davis Stadium. Mayor Tommy Battle marked the occasion by issuing a proclamation declaring May 19 as Professional Soccer Day in Huntsville.

“We are excited to see this talented team take to the field – their newly official home field in Huntsville,” Mayor Battle said. “Soccer participation in Huntsville has grown by leaps and bounds, and we are pleased to partner with MLS NEXT Pro to provide new professional opportunities for players, coaches, referees and sports business professionals.”

Mayor Battle presented the proclamation to Nashville SC CEO and Huntsville City FC Owner John Ingram and MLS NEXT Pro President Charles Altchek.

Read the Professional Soccer Day proclamation here.

The event, held at Fractal Brewing Project across from the Family Wicks Field at Joe Davis Stadium, included a panel featuring lead executives from MLS NEXT Pro and Huntsville City Football Club. Over 100 VIPs were in attendance making for a great lead into tomorrow’s home opener. For more information about tomorrow’s HCFC match against Crown Legacy FC visit