Louisville City FC is kicking-off the 2020 season at the new 11,700-seat Lynn Family Stadium and already, the team has sold more than 5,000 tickets and sold out of 11 sections.

These numbers were reported during the same day that season tickets went on sale for the club’s 2020 season. According to USLChampionship.com, this is the second-highest season-ticket base in the club’s history. Louisville City FC President Brad Estes called the response “tremendous,” as fans are already choosing their seats for next spring.

“Our longtime Season Ticket Members have had access for more than a month and many of them have already selected their seats,” Estes said in a statement. “And now that the public has access, we have already sold more than half our allotted season tickets for 2020.”

During this past season at Slugger Field, the team has been pulling in an average of 8,300 fans, USL Championship reports. While this is a rise in attendance by almost 10 percent compared to last season, the team only expects this number to grow as they make the move to Lynn Family Stadium. The new stadium can fit 11,700 in seats but has an overall capacity of 14,000 attendees including a standing section. This standing section allows “the ability for our fans to be right next to the action [which] will be a new experience,” coach John Hackworth noted in a statement.

Lynn Family Stadium is set to open next March and will become the largest soccer-specific stadium operated by a Championship club, overtaking Sacramento Republic FC’s Papa Murphy’s Park, which holds 11,569 people.

Louisville tied with Pittsburgh Riverhounds 0-0 over the weekend. The team is slated to face Hartford Athletic this coming weekend, followed by matches against New York Red Bulls Reserves, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Saint Louis FC, Nashville, Swope Park Rangers, and Memphis 901. They’re currently ranked No. 7 in the USL Championship Eastern Conference.

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