ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (January 9, 2020) -- The Tampa Bay Rowdies 2020 USL Championship schedule is now set, with opponents and dates confirmed by the league Thursday afternoon.
The regular season will behind the weekend of March 5-7 and conclude the weekend of October 16-18 before the USL Championship playoffs kick off.
The Rowdies will play a 34-game schedule, with 32 games comprised of a home match and an away match against each of their 16 Eastern Conference rivals. The remaining two matches will see Tampa Bay play a third time against two Eastern Conference teams. One of those flex matches is home against New York Red Bulls II and one is away against Miami FC.
Monday, the Rowdies announced they will open the season March 7 on the road against New York, then visit Miami on March 13, before hosting North Carolina FC in their home opener March 21. The rest of the schedule is now confirmed.
Tampa Bay will play two regular season matches on national TV, with the March 27 home game against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds slated for live Spanish-language coverage on ESPN Deportes and the June 3 visit to Memphis 901 FC televised live on ESPNews.
The best way for fans to get behind the team is by purchasing season tickets for the 2020 campaign. To secure the best seats at Al Lang Stadium, call (727) 222-2000. More information is available here. Single-game tickets will be made available at a later date.
Tampa Bay’s 17-match home slate feature 15 Saturday night matches under the lights at Al Lang Stadium, including the return of a traditional Fourth of July home match. Kickoff times will be confirmed in the near future.
Highlights of the home slate include the home opener against North Carolina FC on March 21, a visit from cross-state rivals Miami FC on August 8 and a match against three-time defending Eastern Conference champions Louisville City FC on August 29. Tampa Bay will close the regular season with back-to-back home games against New York and Birmingham Legion FC on October 10 and 17, respectively.
The Rowdies full schedule is below.
March (2 home, 2 away)
Saturday, March 7 - @ New York Red Bulls II
Friday, March 13 - @ Miami FC
Saturday, March 21 - vs North Carolina FC
Friday, March 27 - vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
April (2 home, 2 away)
Saturday, April 4 - vs Sporting Kansas City II
Sunday, April 12 - @ Miami FC
Friday, April 17 - @ Louisville City FC
Saturday, April 25 - vs Charlotte Independence
May (2 home, 3 away)
Saturday, May 2 - @ Saint Louis FC
Friday, May 8 - @ Indy Eleven
Saturday, May 16 - vs Loudoun United FC
Saturday, May 23 - @ Charleston Battery
Saturday, May 30 - vs Philadelphia Union II
June (2 home, 3 away)
Wednesday, June 3 - @ Memphis 901 FC
Saturday, June 6 - vs Atlanta United 2
Saturday, June 13 - @ Hartford Athletic
Wednesday, June 24 - vs New York Red Bulls II
Saturday, June 27 - @ Birmingham Legion FC
July (2 home, 2 away)
Saturday, July 4 - vs Saint Louis FC
Sunday, July 12 - @ Sporting Kansas City II
Saturday, July 18 - vs Memphis 901 FC
Saturday, July 25 - @ North Carolina FC
August (3 home, 2 away)
Sunday, August 2 - @ Philadelphia Union II
Saturday, August 8 - vs Miami FC
Saturday, August 15 - vs Indy Eleven
Sunday, August 23 - @ Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
Saturday, August 29 - vs Louisville City FC
September (1 home, 2 away)
Saturday, September 5 - @ Loudoun United FC
Saturday, September 19 - vs Charleston Battery
Saturday, September 26 - @ Charlotte Independence
October (3 home, 1 away)
Saturday, October 3 - vs Hartford Athletic
Wednesday, October 7 - @ Atlanta United 2
Saturday, October 10 - vs New York Red Bulls II
Saturday, October 17 - vs Birmingham Legion FC