Bethlehem Steel FC Announces Finalized 2019 Regular Season Schedule
Steel FC to host 17 USL Championship regular-season matches;
Club will participate in Union-Steel double-header on April 20
CHESTER, Pa. (February 5, 2019) – Bethlehem Steel FC, in conjunction with USL Championship, have announced the team’s finalized 2019 regular-season schedule. This year’s home schedule features matches against every Eastern Conference club. Steel FC also intends to play two fixtures in the Lehigh Valley, with further details to be announced when available.
Home matches of note for Bethlehem Steel FC include the club’s home opener, which takes place on Saturday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. ET when the club hosts North Carolina FC at Talen Energy Stadium. Steel FC also participates in a Union-Steel double-header on April 20, with Philadelphia Union hosting the Montreal Impact at 1:00 p.m. ET and Steel FC hosting Indy Eleven at 4:00 p.m. ET. Talen Energy Stadium will also host the stadium’s earliest-ever weekday kickoff when Steel FC hosts Hartford Athletic on Tuesday, July 30, with kickoff taking place at 12:30 p.m. ET.
There are four 2019 expansion clubs in total joining the Eastern Conference, including Birmingham Legion FC, Hartford Athletic, Loudon United FC and Memphis 901 FC. Steel FC travels to Birmingham on Saturday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. ET in the club’s first regular-season match of 2019. The club hosts Memphis 901 FC at Talen Energy Stadium on Sunday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m. ET for the inaugural meeting between the two clubs while the club’s first meetings against Loudon United FC (May 3 | 7:30 p.m. ET) and Hartford Athletic (June 29 | 7:00 p.m. ET) takes place away from home.
Steel FC is currently slated to play a total of six home matches in May and June. The club hosts Atlanta United FC 2 (May 12 | 7:30 p.m. ET), Ottawa Fury FC (May 19 | 6:00 p.m. ET) and Louisville City FC (May 26 | 2:00 p.m. ET) at Talen Energy Stadium, before travelling to face New York Red Bulls II at MSU Soccer Park on May 31 at 7:00 p.m. ET. The club then returns to Talen Energy Stadium to face Nashville SC (June 9 | 6:00 p.m. ET), Saint Louis FC (June 15 | 7:30 p.m. ET) and Tampa Bay Rowdies (June 22 | 7:30 p.m. ET).
Bethlehem Steel FC finishes the 2019 regular season on a three-match road trip, with the final match coming against Charleston Battery on Saturday, October 19 at MUSC Health Stadium at 7:30 p.m. ET. Steel FC wraps up the club’s 2019 home matches at Talen Energy Stadium against Charlotte Independence earlier that month on Sunday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The second part of Bethlehem Steel FC’s preseason schedule and a promotional schedule will be announced in the near future.
Season tickets for all of Steel FC’s 2019 home matches are available starting as low as $68 for kids or $102 for adults and all Philadelphia Union season ticket members receive tickets to all Steel FC home matches. Tickets for Steel home matches are on sale now. Groups of 10 or more will also receive discounted pricing and access to limited on-field experiences by reaching out to email@example.com or calling (610) 497-9909. For more information please call 844-STEELFC.
|Game||Date||Opponent||Kick off Time (ET)|
|1||Saturday, March 9||@ Birmingham Legion FC||7:00 pm|
|2||Saturday, March 16||NORTH CAROLINA FC||7:30 pm|
|3||Sunday, March 24||MEMPHIS 901 FC||6:00 pm|
|4||Saturday, March 30||PITTSBURGH RIVERHOUNDS||7:30 pm|
|5||Saturday, April 6||@ Swope Park Rangers||5:00 pm|
|6||Saturday, April 13||CHARLESTON BATTERY||7:30 pm|
|7||Tuesday, April 16||@ Charlotte Independence||7:00 pm|
|8||Saturday, April 20||INDY ELEVEN||4:00 pm|
|9||Friday, May 3||@ Loudoun United FC||7:30 pm|
|10||Sunday, May 12||ATLANTA UNITED FC 2||6:00 pm|
|11||Sunday, May 19||OTTAWA FURY FC||6:00 pm|
|12||Sunday, May 26||LOUISVILLE CITY FC||2:00 pm|
|13||Friday, May 31||@ New York Red Bulls II||7:00 pm|
|14||Sunday, June 9||NASHVILLE SC||6:00 pm|
|15||Saturday, June 15||SAINT LOUIS FC||7:30 pm|
|16||Saturday, June 22||TAMPA BAY ROWDIES||7:30 pm|
|17||Saturday, June 29||@ Hartford Athletic||7:00 pm|
|18||Thursday, July 4||@ Pittsburgh Riverhounds||7:00 pm|
|19||Wednesday, July 10||NEW RED BULLS II||7:30 pm|
|20||Saturday, July 20||@ Louisville City FC||7:00 pm|
|21||Saturday, July 27||@ Saint Louis FC||8:30 pm|
|22||Tuesday, July 30||HARTFORD ATHLETIC||12:30 pm|
|23||Saturday, August 10||@ Nashville SC||8:00 pm|
|24||Sunday, August 25||BIRMINGHAM LEGION FC||TBD|
|25||Sunday, September 1||SWOPE PARK RANGERS||6:00 pm|
|26||Saturday, September 7||@ North Carolina FC||TBD|
|27||Saturday, September 14||@ Indy Eleven||7:00 pm|
|28||Wednesday, September 18||LOUDOUN UNITED FC||7:30 pm|
|29||Saturday, September 21||@ Tampa Bay Rowdies||7:30 pm|
|30||Saturday, September 28||@ Memphis 901 FC||8:00 pm|
|31||Sunday, October 6||CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE||7:30 pm|
|32||Wednesday, October 9||@ Atlanta United 2||7:30 pm|
|33||Saturday, October 12||@ Ottawa Fury FC||2:00 pm|
|34||Saturday, October 19||@ Charleston Battery||7:30 pm|