Live Viewing Party Of The National Championship Offered At First Tennessee Pavilion

Friday, August 01, 2014

Chattanooga Football Club fans will get one more chance to gather and cheer on the team as it battles for the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) National Championship powered by Mitre. 

On Saturday, from 7-11:30 p.m. at the First Tennessee Pavilion, Big River Brewing Company, Volkswagen Chattanooga, Memorial, Finley Stadium, and EPB Fiber Optics are hosting the “Official CFC Viewing Party” for the championship game.

Chattanooga FC will play the New York Red Bulls Under 23 team at 9:30 p.m. in the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. EPB Fiber Optics is offering exclusive live broadcast coverage of the game, which will be shown on a 16 x 9-foot video board inside the First Tennessee Pavilion.

Admission and parking are free. $4 beer and Coca-Cola products will be served throughout the evening, and several area food trucks will serve the crowd. No outside beverages will be allowed, but attendees are encouraged to bring snacks and chairs.

"This is absolutely amazing!" said Chris Cushenbery, a former assistant coach for Chattanooga FC and dedicated fan. "So many people are excited for the club — and also for the city. The public viewing option is a fantastic way to keep the excitement of the World Cup going, but for all of Chattanooga."

Last Saturday, a record 8,878 fans watched Chattanooga FC’s 4-1 win over Sacramento Gold to advance to the NPSL finals. Saturday will be Chattanooga’s third appearance in the national championship, after earning the spot in their second season in 2010 and again in 2012, coming up short both times.

“It’s a long season, a lot of hard work,” said Chattanooga FC defender James Moore after the team’s win over Sacram­ento. “We are excited to be back (in the Finals), but this time we will be looking to win it and not just be happy to be there.” 


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