Chattanooga Red Wolves Home Opener Set For May 22nd

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The Chattanooga Red Wolves learned on Tuesday that their home opener will be played on Saturday, May 22nd against Fort Lauderdale FC. The announcement was made alongside the rest of the USL League One’s home openers for the 2021 season.

“Now that we have a confirmed date to open up CHI Memorial Stadium our hopes for a successful soccer season have been rejuvenated,” said Red Wolves GM Sean McDaniel. “We’ve put together a very strong roster this off-season and I can’t wait to see them take the pitch in front of our fans at CHI Memorial Stadium.

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Fort Lauderdale is partly owned by soccer legend David Beckham, and the team will be making their first ever visit to Chattanooga.

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Rick Nyman grew up in Anniston, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. His television career started at WJSU-TV in Anniston where he had the opportunity to cover SEC football with Alabama and Auburn. Anniston is just 20 minutes from the Talladega Speedway, so NASCAR was a big part of his sports coverage. Due to this he was able to interview Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and several other top-name NASCAR drivers. Rick's next television job was in Savannah, Georgia, where he covered basketball player Kwame Brown (now with the Washington Wizards), who later became the first ever high school player selected as the top pick in the NBA draft. He covered the PGA Tour's annual swing thru Hilton Head and also had the opportunity of covering the Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl appearance in 1999 in Miami. Rick especially enjoys all the atmosphere, tradition and drama of college football. He also likes profiling sports personalities and learning what drives them both on and off the field. If he's not covering sports, he's either watching Seinfield or David Letterman, playing golf, reading, or working out. What he enjoys about Chattanooga is the passion people have for sports. The mountainous region of Chattanooga reminds him of his hometown of Anniston, which also has big, beautiful trees and plenty of hills. You can contact Rick at rnyman@wdef.com.