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Staff photo by C.B. Schmelter / Elected officials toss dirt in the air for pictures with Gov. Bill Lee, center, and Chattanooga Red Wolves SC owner Bob Martino, center right, during a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Chattanooga Red Wolves SC stadium on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in East Ridge, Tenn.

The Chattanooga Red Wolves announced Tuesday that the first game in their new 5,500-seat East Ridge stadium will be played on Saturday, April 25, against the Richmond Kickers.

The local USL League One professional soccer franchise opened its inaugural season on March 30, 2019, on the road against North Texas SC.

Team owner Bob Martino told the Times Free Press back in April that the privately funded stadium would cost $6 million as part of an estimated $125 million project expected to take three to five years to complete.

New coach Jimmy Obleda will lead the club after the Red Wolves finished 10-8-10 and missed the 2019 playoffs by four standings points.

On Tuesday the club wrote in a post, "The stadium will be one of the most intimate venues in American soccer and will not have a bad seat in the house."

The club has not yet announced its full 2020 schedule.

Contact Patrick MacCoon at pmaccoon@timesfreepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @PMacCoon.

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