HARTFORD, March 30, 2021 – The Hartford Athletic pro soccer team has announced their 2021 schedule with the squad opening their season in a month on April 30 when Hartford travels to New York Red Bulls II for the first of four games with their rivals.
Hartford will be playing a 32-game schedule this season in United Soccer League (USL) Championship Division. The first of 16 games at Dillon Stadium in Hartford will be on May 15 against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.
Hartford went 11-3-2 a year ago in a pandemic-shortened season, winning Group F by one point over Pittsburgh. This year, the Athletic will be in the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division with New York Red Bulls II, Loudon United, Pittsburgh, Miami FC, Charleston (S.C.) Battery, Charlotte (N.C.) Independence and the defending Eastern Conference champions Tampa Bay Rowdies.
Hartford will play each of their Atlantic Division rivals four times – twice at Dillon Stadium and twice on the road. The Athletic will play 32 games over 28 weeks ending in October. The playoff format will be announced later this season.
The Athletic will also face two teams from the Western Conference – Real Monarchs and New Mexico United.
Most matches will be available on WCTX, Channel 59 and steamed at WTNH.com. A few matches will be on the ESPN family of networks.
The team is working closely with city and state officials on final protocols that will allow fans to safely attend matches this season.
Season ticket members and flex plan holders will have first priority for this potential limited opportunity. Fans interested in purchasing single game tickets can join Hartford Athletic’s priority wait list to reserve their place in line. For fans interested in purchasing 2021 ticket packages or joining the single game ticket wait list, please visit www.hartfordathletic.com/tickets.
2021 Hartford Athletic schedule
|Friday, April 30:||at New York Red Bulls II|
|Saturday, May 8:||at Miami FC|
|Saturday, May 15:||PITTSBURGH|
|Saturday, May 29:||REAL MONARCHS|
|Saturday, June 5:||NEW YORK RED BULLS II|
|Sunday, June 13:||at Charlotte|
|Saturday, June 19:||LOUDON UNITED|
|Saturday, June 26:||TAMPA BAY|
|Sunday, July 4:||at Loudoun United|
|Saturday, July 10:||NEW YORK RED BULLS II|
|Tuesday, July 13:||at Tampa Bay|
|Saturday, July 17:||at Charleston|
|Saturday, July 24:||MIAMI FC|
|Saturday, July 31:||at Pittsburgh|
|Wednesday, Aug. 4:||MIAMI FC|
|Saturday, Aug. 7:||COLORADO SPRINGS|
|Friday, Aug. 13:||TAMPA BAY|
|Tuesday, Aug. 17:||at Charleston|
|Sunday, Aug. 22:||at Miami FC|
|Saturday, August 28:||PITTSBURGH|
|Wednesday, Sept. 1:||Charleston|
|Saturday, Sept. 4:||at New York Red Bulls II|
|Tuesday, Sept. 7:||LOUISVILLE CITY|
|Saturday, Sept. 11:||at Charlotte|
|Saturday, Sept. 18:||at Loudoun United|
|Saturday, Sept. 25:||TAMPA BAY|
|Thursday, Sept. 30:||CHARLOTTE|
|Wed. Oct. 6:||at New Mexico United|
|Sunday, Oct. 10:||at Charleston|
|Friday, Oct. 15:||LOUDOUN UNITED|
|Friday, Oct. 22:||CHARLOTTE|
|Saturday, Oct. 30:||at Pittsburgh|
2021 Eastern Conference
|New York Red Bulls II||0-0-0||0|
|Tampa Bay Rowdies||0-0-0||0|