A pair of Nashville’s premier entertainment options are teaming up to benefit motorsports and the sport of soccer in the years to come. Nashville Soccer Club, a member of the USL Soccer League, will offer support to their future neighbors at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville by becoming an associate sponsor of next month’s 34th Annual All American 400.
Nashville SC was founded in 2016 and began play in the USL earlier this year. Last December, Nashville was selected as the 24th Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise and is expected to begin play in that league in 2020. The proposed 30,500-seat stadium, which will be located directly behind the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, will be open for the 2021 season.
In addition to becoming an associate sponsor for the All American 400 on Sunday, November 4, Nashville SC will serve as the primary sponsor of All American 400 activities on Saturday, November 3. That day’s schedule includes racing on the 1/4-mile oval, Super Trucks and Super Late Model qualifying for the All American 400.
“The Nashville MLS Club and I are very happy to be future neighbors of racing at the Fairgrounds. We are proud to have Nashville SC be a sponsor of the 34th Annual All American 400,” said John Ingram, lead Nashville MLS investor. “We have developed a great relationship with Tony and Claire Formosa, and look forward to working together for the benefit of racing and soccer now and in the years to come.”
Claire Formosa, the Vice President of the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, believes that the partnership between the two parties will help make the Fairgrounds Nashville property a success for all involved.
“I am excited to have a working relationship with John Ingram and his entire team,” Formosa stated. “I feel very confident that with John and his team leading the MLS club that the speedway will always remain an important part of the history of the Fairgrounds Nashville future development. I hope that this is a step in the right direction showing racers and fans that both soccer and racing can work together going forward to make the property a huge success”
As one of Super Late Model racing’s crown jewel events, the All American 400 will once again attract many of the top drivers in America. Bubba Pollard, Casey Roderick, Steve Wallace and Travis Braden are just a few of the big names that will be chasing the $22,500 prize on Sunday, November 4.
Race fans can find more information about the 34th Annual All American 400 by visiting www.fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com.
More information about Nashville SC can be found by visiting www.nashvillesc.com.
-Story by: Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51
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