On July 1st, the United Soccer League announced that the city of Nashville will be receiving a Pro USL team. The team has been named the “Nashville Football Club.” The team will also be referred to as the NFC.
Officials noted that the logo and name were both revealed shortly after noon (CST). The ceremony was held at Bridgestone Arena.
Mayor Megan Barry spoke at the ceremony. She spoke about the large effort it took to finally bring a pro soccer team to Nashville. Officials with USL added that Nashville was very aspiring to them, from the environment, manufacturing, entertainment, etc.
The owner of the team is David Dill, however he doesn’t see himself as an owner. He expressed that the team didn’t belong to him nor the USL, instead it was owned by the fans and the city of Nashville. The team has been met with tremendous support.
The NFC are now the third professional sports team in Nashville, joining the NHL’s “Nashville Predators” and the NFL’s “Tennessee Titans”.
As far as minor league sports goes, the NFC joins Minor League Baseball’s “Nashville Sounds” and college football team the “Vanderbilt Commodores”. The team is set to start play 2018.
Note: This is not the official logo