The Charleston Battery Soccer Club (CBSC), the premier youth soccer club in Charleston and affiliate of the Charleston Battery and Charleston Fleet, is excited to announce major upgrades to its Summerville facility that will break ground in 2020.
The project (artist rendering to the right) calls for additional soccer fields to be added to the facility, including at least one artificial turf field, expanded parking, and a new enlarged clubhouse. In addition to adding fields, the upgrades will greatly improve drainage to enhance playability and make the fields more resistant to the rain the region frequently receives.
“When we founded CBSC in 2017, it was with the belief that every child has the ability to improve, and club soccer should be enjoyable for players, coaches, officials, and families,” Melissa Britton, CEO of Charleston Battery Soccer Club, said. “We’ve placed a huge emphasis on the development of facilities because we know that’s the key enabler to creating the type of environment we want where local children (including my own) can develop in the sport, and have fun doing it.”
The investment is in partnership with Dorchester County and is a key component of the recently approved Oakbrook TIF District redevelopment plan. The new fields will continue to be available to host high school and tournament games, in addition to youth soccer clinics and camps, providing access to elite soccer facilities to all youth in the region.
CBSC will host the S.C. State Cup, a prestigious U.S. Youth Soccer tournament at the Summerville facility, from December 14-15.
Continued, Britton, "the major improvements coming to this facility beginning next year, will allow us to expand our commitment to youth soccer in the region and ensure that we continue to host great youth showcase tournaments like the S.C. State Cup for years to come."
About Charleston Battery Soccer Club
Founded in 2017, Charleston Battery Soccer Club (CBSC) believes that sports are fun, and that fun and competition can coexist. We believe every player develops individually, and that every player has the ability to get better. In support of individual player development, we provide high-quality soccer education across our community and create an environment that encourages a “growth mindset,” fostering respect, responsibility, inclusiveness, honesty, and hard work.
As an official youth affiliate of the Charleston Battery and Charleston Fleet pro teams, CBSC is the Lowcountry training ground for future pros, providing elite coaching and facilities to all in the Lowcountry.. To learn more about CBSC and its facilities throughout the Lowcountry, visit https://www.chsbatterysc.com/.