We Have the Highest Attendance in the NPSL
The National Premier Soccer League is an amateur soccer league in the U.S, with 98 clubs competing in cities from Tacoma to Miami. But no team has drawn more fans over the past decade than Chattanooga FC. We have consistently set soccer attendance records, including more than 18,000 fans at the 2015 NPSL National Final. Our fans’ devotion is what gives us confidence as we grow with professional players and a longer season next year..
Built by Chattanoogans, for Chattanooga.
We make Chattanooga a better place by building community, shaping culture, developing talent and uniting diverse peoples through the sport of soccer. Our fans are more than just attendance numbers. Over the last 10 seasons, we've fallen in love with Chattanooga, and Chattanooga has fallen in love with us. Our spirited fan base, the Chattahooligans, is one of the most devoted supporter groups in the U.S. We've started a youth academy, a charitable foundation, and a women's team. By eschewing a franchise model for a community-based model, we've proudly introduced thousands of people to soccer for the first time. In the process, we’ve also inspired dozens of community-based clubs throughout the United States, giving them hope that soccer can thrive in places we never thought possible, with the support of their communities. We are more than 11 players on a field, and our supporters are more than just fans.
Chattanooga FC Founded by 8 Entrepreneurs
CFC Women's team is started, playing in the WPSL
CFC and the NPSL National Championship in Chattanooga draw 18,227 fans
12,484 fans attend friendly with MLS's Atlanta United
CFC wins its 7th Southeast Conference title
Formalize alliances with international partners
Letter from the Founder
In 2009, many questioned our decision to start a soccer club in the heart of SEC football country. But what seemed like a pipe dream 10 years ago has inspired communities and clubs around the U.S. to follow in our footsteps.
Our original business plan hoped for an average of 500 fans per game. When more than 1,500 showed up to our first game (and endured a thunderstorm to watch us lose), we knew our dreams could actually become a reality. Just a few years later, over 18,000 fans came out to watch us play in the national championship.
We’re honored and humbled to be in this position. Chattanooga Football Club was founded by a group of local people who care for the welfare of the city and are actively pursuing it through philanthropic efforts, growing small business opportunities, building our entrepreneurial ecosystem, and more. As a founding group, we asked ourselves from day one, “How can we use soccer as a tool to improve Chattanooga and our quality of life?”
Over the last 10 seasons, we’ve invested in our community through time, energy, and resources. Chattanooga FC Women, Chattanooga FC Academy, Chattanooga FC Foundation, Highland Park Commons, Chattanooga Sports Ministries, and Operation Get Active are ways we’ve engaged, invested in, and enriched our community since 2009.
There's even more that we want to accomplish, but we'll need to do it our way, and we'll need your help. The American soccer landscape is currently dominated by a small group of wealthy owners – a model that runs counter to our community-based philosophy. Our model for long-term growth is inspired by the Green Bay Packers’ community ownership structure and we have long dreamed of giving our fans ownership in Chattanooga Football Club. The time has arrived. We are now taking advantage of recent changes in securities law to offer shares in our club.
This is not just another investment opportunity, it's about love of the game and love of our community. Our shareholders will have financial rights and full representation on our Board of Directors to help shape the future of the the club. And while our focus is always local, we hope our offering inspires a wave of supporter ownership across the U.S, changing the landscape of American soccer by connecting teams with fans and the communities that love them.
We’ve said this from the beginning: Chattanooga Football Club is Chattanooga’s football club. We’ve tied our fate to a long-term commitment to this community. We are Chattanooga’s team. Invest in Chattanooga Football Club and help us shape the next 90 years to fulfill our dreams together.
Gratefully, the Co-Founders & Board of Chattanooga FC: