Ahead of Nashville SC’s MLS debut later this month, the club is introducing an incentive program to attract more season ticket holders.
Those who buy in for the club’s inaugural season will be known as the First String MLS Founding Members and reap several benefits on behalf of the club. To be recognized, all prospective members must purchase Nashville SC season tickets by February 29, which is when the team makes their much-anticipated debut against Atlanta United FC.
“The First String MLS Founding Members initiative aims to to build an elite community of individuals who will forever be celebrated for joining the Nashville SC family in our historical inaugural season in MLS,” the organization said in a release. “This select community will have the ability to enjoy life-long benefits as Nashville SC season ticket members and will be eternally etched in history with their names featured in the new Nashville SC Stadium.”
Nashville SC will play its early seasons at Nissan Stadium with a hope of building its own home venue on the Nashville Fairgrounds. However, development has been stalled amid an ongoing battle between the club and Nashville mayor John Cooper.
“While we continue to talk with Mayor Cooper and his team, the soccer stadium remains at an impasse,” Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre said in a February 9 email to supporters. “We are hopeful there will be a resolution soon but, in the meantime, we are getting calls from fans and community leaders who are frustrated and want to be heard.”
Inaugural season ticket holders may be left waiting for the promise of their names etched in the club’s future home, however, the program offers other benefits. Among them are priority seat selection, preferred pricing on season tickets, participation in monthly prize drawings, a custom club scarf and access to an exclusive members-only event.
Season tickets for Nashville SC begin at $425, or $25 per game.