The Charleston Battery will face the Birmingham Legion at home to resume their 2020 campaign on July 19.
The news comes from USL on Thursday as teams in the Championship begin to prepare for the resumption of their season starting July 11.
The Battery were due to face Birmingham had the season resumed as normal in an away fixture in April, through the previous agreement that the Black and Yellow would travel for their first three fixtures, owing to the fact that their new home at Patriots’ Point was still being completed. Now though, the Battery will face the Legion at home, albeit in front of no fans as part of an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
The Battery then face Atlanta United 2 as their first fixture in Group H, in their second of 4 meetings this year under the new format having beaten ATL UTD 2 in April and will thus start the group off with three points, with the two sides meeting for a third time on August 5 and then for a final time just ten days later.
Games against the other group opponents Tampa Bay will come on July 31, August 29, September 11, and to end the campaign on October 3, while clashes against Miami come on August 26, before three clashes in September on the 5th, 20th, and 30th.
There will be two Southern Derby clashes against Charlotte on August 8 and North Carolina on August 26, while Loudon United come to Charleston on September 26.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel for fans and players alike, but we all must remain vigilant in our efforts to flatten the curve of the virus that has kept Football and life in general out of our grasp for more than four months, and as ever, readers are encouraged to follow guidelines given by the authorities so that we may continue to see our teams in the 2020 campaign.
TOP IMAGE: BATTERY PLAYERS CELEBRATE WITH FANS IN LAST SEASON’S FINAL HOME GAME. ROSS ALMERS PHOTOGRAPHY AND DESIGN PHOTO.