It's no accident that soccer is the most popular sport in the world—it requires little equipment, is fast paced, has clear rules, and can be played while holding a baby. Discover why the sport is swaddled by the world with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a four-pack of tickets to any of the Charleston Battery's regular-season home games, a $40 value. This Groupon is only valid for one game, so choose the game from the online schedule. Today's Groupon is valid for the east bleacher-seating section.
Returning to the turf after a 2010 USL Second Division Championship, Charleston Battery is looking to continue the victorious thwarting of opponents with another successful campaign this season. Named after an organized group of civil-war artillery pieces or the Furby's cylindrical power source, the Battery is Charleston's premier soccer club. Their home turf, Blackbaud Stadium, was modeled after English stadiums with clear sight lines and an English pub, The Three Lions, where fans, players, and coaches congregate. Every game promises great success, or at least the opportunity to cheer on the sporting spectacle that combines Cirque du Soleil acrobatics with the raw physicality of golf.
This season pits the Battery against their cornucopia of rivals: the Charlotte Eagles (Saturday, April 9 and Friday, August 12), Pittsburgh Riverhounds (Saturday, April 30 and Saturday, June 25), F.C. New York (Friday, May 13), Richmond Kickers (Tuesday, May 24), Harrisburg City Islanders (Saturday, May 28), Dayton Dutch Lions (Friday, June 17), Puerto Rico United (Friday, July 1), Orlando City (Saturday, July 9), Wilmington Hammerheads (Thursday, July 14), and Rochester Rhinos (Saturday, July 30). All home games begin at 7:30 p.m.
Named after the military fortifications that once protected the Carolina coast's precious stores of 9-volts, the Charleston Battery attempts to bring Europe's practiced and precise brand of soccer across the Atlantic, their cleats sharpened by regular exhibitions with teams from the English Premier League. The team has snagged four USL-Pro league titles, performing amid a human mosaic of yellow and black at Blackbaud Stadium, which channels the vibes of British football stadiums with clear sight lines and an English pub, The Three Lions.