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Charlotte Independence releases its 2017 season schedule

With the talk about the possibility of Charlotte pursuing a Major League Soccer franchise, the city’s USL team, the Charlotte Independence unfurled its 2017 season schedule, with the Independence opening up the 2017 season at Ramblewood on April 1st as they welcome in the Charleston Battery.  Charlotte will travel to Orlando to face Orlando City B for their road fixture the following week on April 8th.

This season’s home schedule will see the Independence play only 4 home games at Ramblewood Park, with the remainder of its home schedule(12 games) being played out at the Mecklenburg County Sportsplex at Matthews, with the first of those fixtures taking place on June 17th vs. the Harrisburg City Islanders.  Charlotte’s longest homestand at the Mecklenburg County Sportsplex at Matthews will take place from August 16th through September 2nd, and the Independence will see the two new members of the USL, the Tampa Bay Rowdies twice this season(June 3rd at Ramblewood Park and September 23rd in St. Petersburg), and the Ottawa Fury(August 12th at Ottawa and September 16th in Matthews).

CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE 2017 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE(home fixtures in BOLD)

Saturday April 1st: Charlotte Independence v Charleston Battery(Ramblewood Park)

Saturday April 8th: Orlando City B v Charlotte Independence

Saturday April 15th: Charlotte Independence v Pittsburgh Riverhounds(Ramblewood Park)

Saturday April 22nd: St. Louis FC v Charlotte Independence

Saturday April 29th: Rochester Rhinos v Charlotte Independence

Thursday May 11th: Charlotte Independence v New York Red Bulls II(Ramblewood Park)

Saturday May 27th: Orlando City B v Charlotte Independence

Saturday June 3rd: Charlotte Independence v Tampa Bay Rowdies(Ramblewood Park)

Wednesday June 7th: Louisville City FC v Charlotte Independence

Saturday June 10th: FC Cincinnati v Charlotte Independence

Saturday June 17th: Charlotte Independence v Harrisburg City Islanders(Mecklenburg County Sportsplex at Matthews)

Saturday June 24th: Richmond Kickers v Charlotte Independence

Saturday July 1th: Charlotte Independence v Rochester Rhinos(Mecklenburg County Sportsplex at Matthews)

Tuesday July 4th: Pittsburgh Riverhounds v Charlotte Independence

Saturday July 8th: Charlotte Independence v Saint Louis FC(Mecklenburg County Sportsplex at Matthews)

Saturday July 15th: New York Red Bulls II v Charlotte Independence

Tuesday July 18th: Harrisburg City Islanders v Charlotte Independence

Wednesday July 26th: Charlotte Independence v Richmond Kickers(Mecklenburg County Sportsplex at Matthews)

Saturday July 29th: Bethlehem Steel FC v Charlotte Independence

Saturday August 5th: Charlotte Independence v Louisville City FC(Mecklenburg County Sportsplex at Matthews)

Wednesday August 9th: Toronto FC II v Charlotte Independence

Saturday August 12th: Ottawa Fury FC v Charlotte Independence

Wednesday August 16th: Charlotte Independence v Bethlehem Steel FC(Mecklenburg County Sportsplex at Matthews)

Saturday August 19th: Charlotte Independence v Orlando City B(Mecklenburg County Sportsplex at Matthews)

Saturday August 26th: Charlotte Independence v Toronto FC II(Mecklenburg County Sportsplex at Matthews)

Saturday September 2nd: Charlotte Independence v Richmond Kickers(Mecklenburg County Sportsplex at Matthews)

Saturday September 9th: Charleston Battery v Charlotte Independence

Saturday September 16th: Charlotte Independence v Ottawa Fury FC(Mecklenburg County Sportsplex at Matthews)

Saturday September 23rd: Tampa Bay Rowdies v Charlotte Independence

Friday September 29th: Charlotte Independence v FC Cincinnati(Mecklenburg County Sportsplex at Matthews)

Saturday October 7th: Louisville City FC v Charlotte Independence

Saturday October 14th: Charlotte Independence v Charleston Battery(Mecklenburg County Sportsplex at Matthews)

This season’s USL schedule will include over 480 games over a 30 week span, which will be the largest schedule in league history, while this season will also feature a number of matches that are slated to be televised nationally and locally, with a schedule of matches that are slated to be televised coming out in a few weeks.