With the National Women’s Soccer League’s full schedule expected in early 2023, the league has laid out key regular-season and playoff dates while unveiling a significant change to the Challenge Cup.
The league’s 22-game regular season will play out over seven months starting on Saturday, March 25, and concluding in mid-October. The six-team NWSL Playoffs start October 22, with the NWSL Championship set for November 11 at a site to be determined.
The UKG NWSL Challenge Cup will also play out over the course of the year instead of its previous status as a preseason tournament the past two years. The league’s 12 teams will break into three four-team groups that play double round-robin matches between April and September. The three group winners and the top second-place team will compete in the semifinals and final on Wednesday, September 6, and Saturday, September 9, respectively.
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Outside of the Challenge Cup semifinals, the NWSL will not schedule mid-week games in 2023 while also limiting the number of regular-season games during the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup that runs from July 20-August 20.
In all, Racing Louisville FC will play 28 games – 14 of them at Lynn Family Stadium – between the two competitions. Preseason camp can start as early as January 23 but no later than February 6 ahead of the 2023 campaign.
Racing Louisville season ticket memberships start at $14 apiece for 14 home games — good for a chairback seat at Lynn Family Stadium or spot in the supporter zone — and come with a variety of benefits that when combined total up to 10 times the value of the ticket price.
New for 2023, the NWSL regular season and Challenge Cup will be included in the season ticket package! STMs can also trade out tickets to games they can’t make for additional tickets to other matches.