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Challenge Cup Schedule Announced
Tickets on sale Dec. 3 as Battery host Fire, Dynamo, Whitecaps

Charleston Battery News Release -- www.charlestonbattery.com

Thursday, November 29, 2012

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Tickets for the 2013 Carolina Challenge Cup will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 3 with single day tickets (includes two games each day) starting at just $15 with discounts available for groups of ten or more. Series tickets that include tickets for all three match days (includes six games) are also available. 2013 Charleston Battery season ticket holders receive complimentary tickets to the games.

The tournament schedule for the 2013 Carolina Challenge Cup has been set with Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire opening the tournament with a match versus MLS Cup finalist Houston Dynamo on Saturday, February 16 at Blackbaud Stadium, Daniel Island, SC (5 p.m.). The Battery will play its first match of the week long round-robin tournament that same evening with a 7:15 p.m. kick off versus Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

On Wednesday, February 20 Houston will face off with Whitecaps FC at 5 p.m. followed by the Battery versus the Fire at 7:15 p.m.

The Carolina Challenge Cup concludes on Saturday, February 23 with the Fire taking on Vancouver at 5 p.m. and the Battery taking on the Houston Dynamo in the tournament finale at 7:15 p.m.

The Carolina Challenge Cup is the premier preseason tournament in the United States. Each year for the past decade the Battery is joined by three teams from Major League Soccer for the round-robin competition. Beginning in 2011 the tournament has also featured a youth element as the MLS teams brought their USSF Academy sides to Charleston for a parallel USSF Academy tournament.

For more information or to purchase tickets please call (843) 971-GOAL (4625) or visit www.charlestonbattery.com.

2013 Carolina Challenge Cup
Saturday, February 16
Chicago Fire vs. Houston Dynamo, 5 p.m.
Charleston Battery vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 7:15 p.m.

Wednesday, February 20
Houston Dynamo vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 5 p.m.
Charleston Battery vs. Chicago Fire, 7:15 p.m.

Saturday, February 23
Chicago Fire vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 5 p.m.
Charleston Battery vs. Houston Dynamo, 7:15 p.m.

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