Nashville SC’s inaugural MLS match was February 29, 2020, with the club hosting Atlanta United FC at Nissan Stadium. The game was played in front of 59,069 fans, becoming the highest attended soccer event in Tennessee history. Walker Zimmerman scored the first goal in the team’s MLS history but they ultimately lost the match 2-1. However, their inaugural season came to a halt on March 12, 2020, after only two games when the MLS suspended the season for thirty days due to the 2019-2020 Coronavirus Pandemic. On March 19, the season was suspended again, this time until May 10, 2020. Furthermore, the teams are prohibited from practicing in groups until the suspension is over.
The Nashville SC began play in the league in 2020 as a continuation of the USL club of the same name and plays its home matches at Nissan Stadium with intention to move to the Nashville Fairgrounds, in a planned 27,500-seat soccer-specific stadium, to be constructed in the near future. It is principally owned by John Ingram, owner of Ingram Industries, along with investors and partial owners the Turner family of Dollar General Stores and the Wilf family.
2020 – Present / Major League Soccer
2020 – Present / Nashville SC
Nashville SC – the franchise announced that the MLS team would assume the Nashville Soccer Club name then in use by the city’s USL Championship side.
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2020 – Present / Nissan Stadium
2017 – Present / John Ingram, Mark Wilf, Zygi Wilf, Leonard Wilf
*Blue is this team’s history