Charlotte FC announces 2022 preseason, regular season schedule

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The complete 2022 schedule for the Charlotte FC’s inaugural season in Major League Soccer has been set, the team and the league announced. On Thursday, the team also shared the preseason schedule.

As previously announced, CLTFC will travel to D.C. United on the first weekend of the season, on Feb. 26. The club’s inaugural match at Bank of America Stadium is set for March 5 against the LA Galaxy. The match is expected to eclipse 74,000 tickets distributed, which would make it the largest in league history.

Fans will not have to wait long for the club’s two matchups against Atlanta United. Charlotte FC will travel to Atlanta on March 13 and host Atlanta on April 9.

The team will host the defending MLS Cup champions, New York City FC, at Bank of America Stadium on Sept. 10. See the home schedule below.

Eight matches will be nationally televised, including the home opener, while the remaining 26 matches will be broadcast locally in English on WSOC-TV and TV-64, and in Spanish on Telemundo Charlotte.

Season tickets are on sale now. Click here for more information.

Tickets for the first home match are on sale here through Ticketmaster.

Single-match tickets go on sale Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. Click here for more information.

Preseason Schedule

Charlotte FC’s preseason plans for the 2022 MLS Season include stops at Clemson University and IMG Academy and end with the historic Carolina Challenge Cup.

The team will leave for Clemson on Jan. 16 to begin a nine-day training camp. The Club’s second stint of training will happen at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL from Jan. 28 to Feb. 8. While in Florida, CLTFC will play multiple behind closed-door friendlies.

Charlotte FC’s final stop for the preseason will be in Charleston for the Carolina Challenge Cup which will see the Club play a series of three friendlies at Patriots Point, home of the Charleston Battery. On Feb. 12, Charlotte FC will play the hosts, Charleston Battery, at 7 p.m. CLTFC will take on the Columbus Crew on Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. before ending the tournament with Inter Miami on Feb. 19 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets to all three Carolina Challenge Cup matches can be found on SeatGeek here.

Regular Season Schedule

Home matches to be played at Bank of America Stadium:

March 5 at 7:30 p.m. vs. LA

March 19 at 7 p.m. vs. New England

March 26 at 6 p.m. vs. Cincinnati

April 9 at 3 p.m. vs. Atlanta

May 7 at 3:30 p.m. vs. Miami

May 14 at 7 p.m. vs. Montreal

May 22 at 5 p.m. vs. Vancouver

June 11 at 3 p.m. vs. New York

June 30 at 7 p.m. vs. Austin

July 9 at 7 p.m. vs. Nashville

July 30 at 7 p.m. vs. Columbus

Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. vs. D.C.

Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. vs. Chicago

Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. vs. Orlando

Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. vs. Toronto

Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. vs. New York City

Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. vs. Philadelphia

For the full Charlotte FC schedule, click here.

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