In what could be a trendsetting movement here in the United States, Chattanooga FC are offering fans the opportunity to own shares in the club, becoming the first U.S. based sports team to make this available since securities reform laws passed in late 2016 to allow such investments.
The Chattanooga Football Club will remain at Finely Stadium for the foreseeable future and move to the professional ranks after the conclusion of the 2019 season.
It has been ten years since Chattanooga FC began operations. As the club heads into its second decade, it continues its quest of conference dominance in the Scenic City.
Minneapolis City SC is a fourth-division soccer team that is bringing soccer to the purest form in the Twin Cities. The club has developed a following via off-beat social media promotions, pink colored jerseys, and a dedicated supporters group.
Professional soccer is headed to the Midwest, this time in the form of Cleveland SC. The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) announced the move this month in a statement, with the team joining the Midwest Region East Conference. Enthusiasm for the team is already growing in the city. Samuel T. Seibert, a native of Northeast Ohio who has an MBA in Sports Management from Tiffin University, will lead the team.
Miami gained another professional sports team this week in addition to David Beckham’s long-awaited MLS team. Miami FC 2 has been announced and is now set to join the NPSL for the 2018 season. The team is a temporary team for the Miami FC squad that plays in the NASL. After the NASL pushed back the season’s starting date from April to August to better align play with the world-wide soccer calendar, the team was left with a large gap between playing times. The answer is a new team in a new league.