High-level soccer Saturday at Finley

High-level soccer Saturday at Finley

March 4th, 2011 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout

The Columbus Crew and New England Revolution, two of the original 10 Major League Soccer teams, will play a preseason game at Finley Stadium at 4 p.m. Saturday, according to www.chattanoogafc.com.

"I think it's really exciting to have these kinds of players that are coming to Chattanooga," said Sheldon Grizzle, a co-founder of the Chattanooga Football Club, which is helping finance and run the game. "They will be very, very good."

Atlanta-based soccer promoter Scott Spencer and Chattanooga FC are bringing in the MLS teams, which will be in Atlanta for training camp at the Atlanta Beat's facility.

"[Spencer is] always looking for places to have games, and we're always looking to have games," Grizzle said. "We heard about [the training camp] and said since they're already going to be in Atlanta is there a way we can host a game here in Chattanooga. [Spencer] ... was able to work out a deal."

Tickets are $10 in advance for ages 6 and up, $15 the date of the game. Children 5 and younger get in free.