Charlotte: A Top City For Soccer Fans To Live In

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Charlotte, North Carolina Rated A 2019 Top 50 Best City For Soccer Fans

No doubt that the populatrity of soccer has been growing in the USA for quite some time now. The interest in soccer only grew with the recent victory by the American women of the recent FIFA World Cup. WalletHub recently studied and rated 288 best soccer US cities, ranking Charlotte #31 as a best city for soccer fans nationwide, and #23 based on ranking by city size.

 

To determine the best cities for soccer fans, WalletHub compared 288 of the most populated U.S. cities across five divisions: 1) MLS (Division I Men’s), 2) NWSL (Division I Women’s), 3) USL (Division III Men’s), 4) College Soccer (Division I Men’s) and 5) College Soccer (Division I Women’s). More details on WalletHub's methodology of rating the best cities for soccer fans, click here.

 

Meanwhile,  Charlotte is furthering its reputation as a soccer city after an historic deal to host the International Champions Cup in the Queen City for the next five years at the Bank of America Stadium. This summer, Charlotte also hosted the 2019 House of Soccer, a premium, high-level entertainment event that brings together the community, athletes, clubs, artists and influencers to highlight soccer culture. It was the only city in the nation to host a House of Soccer this summer.

 

 

Charlotte Independence: Charlotte's Soccer Team

Charlotte Independence Soccer TeamLots of people living in the Charlotte region don't know that Charlotte does have its soccer team., known as the Charlotte Independence, who  play in the USL Championship, the second tier of the American soccer pyramid. They play their home games at the Sportsplex at Matthews in Matthews, North Carolina. For the 2019 Charlotte Independence Game Schedule, click here.  Tickets to games can be purchased on Ticketmaster.

 

 

Soccer Opportunities For Charlotte Area Kids 

If you've got a child interested in playing soccer, Soccer Shots Charlotte offers three different programs for kids ages 2 to 8, as well as summer camps. Over the age of 8, kids have the Charltte Soccer Academy. And then there's the Charlotte Independence Soccer Club, which was established in 2019 with the merger of the Carolina Rapids, Discoveries Soccer Blub, and Lake Norman Soccer Clubs, which now has over 12,000 members throughout the Charlotte region, including South Carolina. And soccer clubs abound in an around Charlotte... just google the term and you'll see many options pop up. As our Chamber likes to say: "Charlotte's Got A Lot!."

 



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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Nina Hollander I was never a soccer fan until I watched, for the first time, the women's playoff and championship games.... much more exciting than the men's....just sayin'

Aug 20, 2019 04:58 AM #1
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Barbara Todaro hi Barbara... my husband played semi-professional soccer in South Africa in the 1950's until he decided to get serious about life and become a banker. Of course, back then soccer players made no money. As for me, I am not a fan.

Aug 20, 2019 05:02 AM #2
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Good morning Nina. Not a soccer fan but working on it! Enjoy your day 

Aug 20, 2019 05:48 AM #3
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Yes Soccer is popular Nina, and a game Larry and I enjoy watching whether it's a kids league or major one. yay Charlotte!

Aug 20, 2019 05:58 AM #4
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Im not a big soccer fan but if you drve by any field on a saturday morning, theres a mountain of kids there playing. 

Aug 20, 2019 06:04 AM #5
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 I think soccer is a great sport and a lot healthier than American football. Unfortunately I am also a big Seattle Seahawks fan and season-ticket holder but I’d rather see my grandkids play soccer Nina Hollander 

Aug 20, 2019 06:15 AM #6
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS hi Paul... I totally agree with you and I totally prefer professional football as a game to soccer. That being said, all four of our grands played soccer and at least one of them also coached. Then again, my husband played semi-professional soccer in South Africa in the 1950's and he has an encylclopedic knowledge of the sport and its history.  Those apples don't fall far from the tree.

Aug 20, 2019 07:17 AM #7
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Scott Godzyk same here, Scott, in Charlotte. My husband is a soccer fanatic so he covers that sport for both of us.

Aug 20, 2019 07:18 AM #8
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Nina Hollander
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Wayne Martin good morning, Wayne... my husband has been trying to "convert" me to soccer for decades and decades. It hasn't worked so far!

Aug 20, 2019 07:18 AM #9
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Nina Hollander
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 well then, you both would love hanging with me husband, who is a soccer fanatic. (Me, not at all. I ignore it all.)

Aug 20, 2019 07:19 AM #10
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Brian England
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I have never been much of a fan of soccer, even though it is supposedly the most popular sport in the world.  It seems to be catching on in the USA more and more.

Aug 20, 2019 08:00 AM #11
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Hi Nina - I am aware of the world-wide appeal of soccer but I am not so knowledgeable about it beyond that factoid.  It's good to know and it can make lulls in conversation seem less likely to happen.  So many things rattling around in my brain...  Will it make a difference to people in Charlotte?  One never really knows what will spark an interest.  Right?  

Aug 20, 2019 08:15 AM #12
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Nina,

One of the reasons soccer is not as popular in the US is because it is devoid of commercial break opportunities when it comes to television.  I am not a fan, and I do know that our grand nieces and nephews do play.  The other set are way to young at the moment.  Glad to hear that Charlotte has a great ranking as a soccer city! A

Aug 20, 2019 10:21 AM #13
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Brian England hi Brian... I'm with you... I'm not much into soccer (actually not at all) despite living with a soccer fanatic for decades!

Aug 20, 2019 11:52 AM #14
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Michael Jacobs hi Michael... we have a much larger Hispanic population in Charlotte these days and have always had a big European population... they love their soccer. Negotiations here continue to bring a tier one soccer team to Charlotte and to build a big soccer stadium. Aside from that... tons of soccer activity on weekends for school aged kids. Relocating parents to ask about the opportunities, especially for girls.

Aug 20, 2019 11:54 AM #15
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel hi Alexandra... soccer does nothing for me. I just live with hearing the games on my husband's tv all weekend long... there's probably not a channel that broadcasts soccer games that he isn't subscribed to!

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Hi Nina- it's amazing how much soccer has grown in popularity. All of the kids in our life have played soccer and we've started watching some of the major world leagues as well. I still have very little knowledge about the rules. 

Aug 20, 2019 01:31 PM #17
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Kathy Streib hi Kathy... our grands all played soccer and the youngest one is almost 21... so that tells you how long ago it began replacing football in many schools. I've lived with a soccer fanatic for decades... he has not converted me. 

Aug 20, 2019 01:39 PM #18
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Hi Nina Hollander,

I will defer to your expertise on this subject. I never really got into soccer.  It was barely coming in when my kids were growing up.

Aug 20, 2019 01:47 PM #19
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® hi Sheri... I have absolutely no expertise (or interest) in soccer despite living with a soccer fanatic for decades! But I do make it my business to know what's "in" in the Charlotte region and soccer is it!

Aug 20, 2019 02:11 PM #20
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