Hammerheads urge fans to road-trip to Charleston this Saturday for championship game


WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — The Wilmington Hammerheads have advanced to the 2012 USL PRO Championship after defeating defending USL PRO champions the Orlando City Lions on Friday night at the Florida Citrus Bowl in the semifinal round of the playoffs.

The Hammerheads will play the Charleston Battery for the 2012 USL PRO Championship title on Saturday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, SC. The Wilmington Hammerheads organization is encouraging all fans to make the trip to Charleston in support of the team, if possible.

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Tickets for the Championship Match at Blackbaud Stadium are being sold at the Wilmington Hammerheads office located on 420 Raleigh Street, Suite E, for $10. Tickets will also be sold at the front entrance of Blackbaud Stadium, as well as online through the Charleston Battery ticket office.

The Battery has graciously reserved two sections at Blackbaud Stadium for Hammerheads fans on Saturday night. Sections East 1 and East 2 have been assigned as Hammerheads seating.


The Wilmington Hammerheads have released travel details for fans that are planning the trip to Charleston, SC this weekend to watch the 2012 USL PRO Championship match versus the Charleston Battery.

For fans that choose to stay overnight at any time this weekend in Charleston, there is a Hammerheads rate available at the Hampton Inn – Daniel Island. For reservations please call 1-(843)-216-6555. Reservations at the Hammerheads rate will only be made available until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday.

Another option that has been available to Hammerheads fans at a discounted rate is at Hyatt Place in north Charleston. For reservation please call 1-(843)-735-7100. The Charleston Battery have helped set up this rate, therefore Hammerheads fans must mention that they are seeking the Charleston Battery rate in order to receive the discount.

There has been a significant interest by Hammerheads fans to make the trip to Charleston this weekend. Coach Irving, the Hammerheads players and staff all encourage the fans to come out to the match and “Show Your Colors” while tailgating and supporting the team during play at Blackbaud Stadium. For the fans that unfortunately can not make it to the game on Saturday, it is encouraged that everyone still wear their Hammerheads colors in the Wilmington community.

Hammerheads merchandise and apparel will be available for purchase at the Wilmington Hammerheads office location on Wednesday and Thursday.

Tickets for the USL PRO Championship match are available for purchase through the Hammerheads office until Friday, as well as through the Battery ticket office. For more information on tickets, travels, and merchandise, please contact the Wilmington Hammerheads office at (910) 777-2111.