Battery to kick off 20th season versus oldest rival Richmond Kickers

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The Charleston Battery kicks off its 20th season this April with a home and away series against its oldest rival the Richmond Kickers.

The Battery and the Kickers have been battling since 1993, both teams are celebrating their 20th anniversaries in 2012 and along with fellow USL PRO side the Charlotte Eagles are the longest continuously operating professional soccer teams in the United States.

The Charleston Battery visits Richmond on April 7th for the season opener and then hosts the Kickers the following Saturday, April 14th, for the home opener.

2012 Season Ticket packages are on sale now starting at just $120 and include tickets to the 2012 Carolina Challenge Cup featuring Major League Soccer’s D.C. United, Columbus Crew and Chicago Fire. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling (843) 971-4625.