Charleston Battery and the Tampa Bay Rowdies players paused play Aug. 29 at the Patriots Point stadium as a show of support for equality and justice | Source: Sam Spence

The Charleston Battery will open up its final three home games to the public starting with Friday’s match-up at Patriots Point against the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

The team will only sell 250 tickets per game, about 10 percent of its new Mount Pleasant home field, and seats will be assigned to ensure social distance. Attendees will have their temperatures checked upon entry and masks will be required inside the stadium.

With three games left, tickets are already sold out for Friday’s game, but matches remain on Sept. 20 and Sept. 26. Ticket sales will be announced the week of the match, and fans are encouraged to sign up for the Battery email list for updated info. Tickets will be on sale at

No food will be on sale at the games, but fans are allowed to bring outside food in a clear bag. Beverages will be for sale, including beer, hard seltzer and soda.

The Battery restarted its season back in July, playing to empty stadiums with games aired live on ESPN’s premium streaming service. Tickets have not been on sale to the public, but in recent weeks, the team opened up the stadium for a handful of games to loyal fans, VIPs and media. The team has notched a 6-2-3 record so far, sitting just behind the division-leading Rowdies in the USL Group H.

This is the team’s first season on its new field that it shares with the College of Charleston at the school’s Patriots Point athletic complex.