Posted On: 02-26-18

March 17 - LCFC Season Opener + 2018 Schedule

Defending Champions Kick Off with St. Patrick’s Day Opener vs. Nashville SC; Regular Season Finale on Oct. 13 Hosting Newcomers Indy Eleven

LOUISVILLE (January 19, 2018) – With the release of the 2018 USL schedule today, LouCity fans can begin marking off the days on the club’s 31-week calendar ahead of March’s season opener and the regular season finale in October.

2018 Season Ticket packages remain on sale starting at $12 per game, which include all 17 regular season home games at Slugger Field and exclusive pre-sale to Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup games (to be determined). As the full 34-game schedule becomes public, information will soon be available on single-game ticket purchases, as well as group ticket information, for the entirety of the schedule. To learn more, visit

“When you look at this year’s alignment, it’s an extremely competitive conference. With Nashville and Indy joining, the USL is becoming an incredibly exciting league and we’re looking forward to some of these local rivalries, including Cincinnati. It’s a soccer hotbed that we can’t wait to compete in this year,” said head coach James O’Connor.

The season starts off with a bang for LouCity as the club hosts four consecutive home games in the month of March before traveling to local rival FC Cincinnati for the first road trip of the year in April. A back-and-forth April sees LouCity swap road and home dates before a packed month of May send the “Boys in Purple” to all three of Indianapolis (May 5), Nashville (May 13), and Cincinnati (May 26) with a home date squeezed in between.

The dog days of August will test O’Connor’s crew most heavily as they prepare for a trip from Indy Eleven to open the month. Then, a visit to New York Red Bulls II (Aug. 10) leads into a second home match against Nashville SC (Aug. 18), before trips to Charlotte (Aug. 22) and Richmond (Aug. 25) round out a trying four games in 16 days. To wrap up the year, LouCity will fly to Toronto (Oct. 5) before it plays host to Indy Eleven in the regular season finale (Oct. 13).

In all, the “Boys in Purple” will feature in four midweek contests – two home & two away – with a pair of Sunday contests to add. Plus, LouCity fans can start their weekend the right way with three Friday matches to lead into the league action.

Details on broadcast and live streaming for the 2018 season will be announced in the coming weeks as the USL ramps up coverage for the biggest season in league history.

For the full version of the 2018 USL Schedule, visit

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