Chattanooga Football Club’s men’s team will have three new league opponents in 2023, including two new southeastern clubs that will make for easier travel for supporters.
Club de Lyon FC from Orlando and Savannah Clovers FC from Georgia are part of the league format, announced Wednesday. Gold Star FC in Detroit is the third new club in the National Independent Soccer Association.
A total of nine clubs will play in a single-table format with an unbalanced schedule weighted on regional play.
The 2023 NISA season will kick off the first weekend of April.
The nine clubs in alphabetical order are:
ALBION San Diego (San Diego, CA)
City Union (Rochester/Syracuse, NY)
Club de Lyon FC (Orlando, FL)
Gold Star FC (Detroit, MI)
Los Angeles Force (Los Angeles, CA)
Maryland Bobcats FC (Baltimore, MD)
Michigan Stars FC (Detroit, MI)
Savannah Clovers FC (Savannah, GA)
The 2023 season format will mirror 2022 with both a single-table regular season and a six club playoff. The top two finishers at the end of the regular season will earn first round byes. In 2022, Chattanooga FC earned a first-round bye and hosted a professional soccer semifinal match for the first time in the city's history
Additionally, Chattanooga Football Club will participate in the 2023 U.S. Open Cup as a professional club and enter in the Second Round.
Season tickets for Chattanooga Football Club are on sale now at ChattanoogaFC.com/annual-pass. The full schedule for the league is expected to be released next week.