MLS, fan record for Charlotte FC’s debut: 74,479 viewers…

Seventy-four thousand four hundred seventy-nine. There was a lot of expectation for the debut in the championship of the mls for charlotte fc. And the debutante ball has certainly not betrayed expectations: not so much because of the negative result (1-0 loss to LA Galaxy), but for the extraordinary show offered in the stands.

For the North Carolina team there are only two games left in the MLS, but the record for most viewers is already yours.

New team, new house

Thanks to the expansion of the MLS to 28 teams, Charlotte had the opportunity to develop a project also in the world of American football, at the hands of David Depper, also owner of the Carolina Panthers in the NFL. And so, on the second day of the regular season, the Bank of America Stadium debuted in front of 74,479 fans against LA Galaxy of Chicharito Hernandez Y douglas coastsetting the record for the largest number of spectators in a US stadium. The previous record was that of the city of Atlanta in 2018 with 73,019 spectators in the MLS Cup final against Portland Timbers.

The other previous records were these:

  • Atlanta United-LA Galaxy, 72,548 spectators (2019)
  • Atlanta United-Seattle Sounders, 72,243 spectators (2018)
  • Atlanta United-DC United, 72,035 spectators (2018)
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excitement in the city

From the first hours of the day, the city of Charlotte was already dyed blue: the streets, in the parks, in the bars, the uniforms of the teams flooded everything. Around the stadium, the wave of fans circled from afternoon to night with lots of chanting, drumming and more as fans poured into Bank of America Stadium.

Then the crazy moment of the American anthem. The chills come before the unique vision that we propose here again.

The words of the protagonists.

Among all the players on the field of play, especially for jaylin lindsey it was a special match. The Charlotte FC defenseman was born in North Carolina, in the summer he left Kansas City to join his state team’s MLS debut. “this was the best game of my life – He said at the end of the match -. Before leaving the field I sat in midfield trying to take it all in. I remembered seven years ago when I was here to watch Panthers games and countless ICC games. Now I’m here playing on this course, it’s amazing.”

We play football because we want to win, but today I think I am the happiest coach in the world.Charlotte’s coach said Miguel Ramirez, after the defeat decided by the goal of Efraín Álvarez. “The energy of the entire audience was indescribable. I would like to thank everyone who joined us at this party because it really was a party. If we had won we would have continued partying, mwe can’t celebrate“He concluded.

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story within the story

Charlotte FC-LA Galaxy We also saw a touching story written between two players from the two teams. It is about Sacha Kljestan Y Chris Hegardt: the latter in 2010 was fighting a tumor and in the hospital where he was being treated came Kljestan himself (Anderlecht was playing)encouraged him and gave it to him as a gift a few moments of happiness. The two protagonists met on the pitch at Charlotte’s home debut and exchanged jerseys.

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