FAQ

 

WHAT IS STUMPTOWN ATHLETIC?

  • Stumptown Athletic is a professional soccer club located in Charlotte NC and playing its games primarily in Matthews, NC.
  • Stumptown Athletic focuses on developing talent, creating opportunities and building our community through the game of soccer.
 

WHY “STUMPTOWN” ATHLETIC?

  • Stumptown Athletic is all about the local community – that’s where the name comes from.
  • When farmers first came to the Matthews area, they cleared so many trees in a short period of time, it was known as Stumptown – there’s history to the name.
 

NISA

  • Stumptown Athletic is part of the National Independent Soccer Association, a new association that kicked off in the Fall of 2019
  • It’s an open league, like most soccer leagues around the world, and follows the global model. 
  • NISA plays on the international fall-to-spring calendar.  This integrates clubs into the worldwide game by facilitating seamless scheduling with clubs throughout the world and allowing full participation in the international transfer market.
  • The owners and fans own the league and clubs are closely tied to the community, so, unlike franchise teams that can pick up and go to another city, NISA club's don’t move.
 

WHEN WILL THE TEAM START?

  • Stumptown Athletic is moving fast! The team kicked off in the Fall of 2019 and in 3 short months reached the East Coast Finals as part of the 2019 Fall NISA Showcase.  The team kicks off again this Spring with matches starting on February 29th!
 

WHERE WILL STUMPTOWN ATHLETIC PLAY?

  • The Matthews Sportsplex will be the long term home of Stumptown Athletic. In the mean time when Stumptown can't play at the Sportsplex in Matthews they will play games at locations across the greater Charlotte area including the CSA OrthoCarolina Soccer Complex in Pineville.