Leading fiber infrastructure provider to expand connectivity at Patriots Point

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 25, 2022 – The Charleston Battery have announced a new multi-year partnership with Segra, one of the largest independent fiber infrastructure bandwidth companies in the Eastern U.S. The partnership will provide the Battery with dedicated fiber internet access and diversity to the team’s stadium at Patriots Point and marketing collaboration between the two organizations.

“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Segra through our 2025 season,” said Battery Director of Business Development, Ryan Knapp. “We look forward to working with Segra for years to come as we provide enhanced connectivity to our fans at Patriots Point through Segra’s industry-leading services”

The partnership officially kicked off during the Battery’s U.S. Open Cup match in early April with Segra named the presenting sponsor of the club’s second-round match at Patriots Point.

“We’re delighted to kick off this exciting new partnership with the Charleston Battery,” said Segra Chief Executive Officer, Kevin T. Hart.

We look forward to supporting the club’s growth, and help further the Battery’s goal of providing a quality fan experience for the entire community at Patriots Point.”

The partnership is part of a larger effort by the Battery to ensure that fans and staff have a safe, secure and reliable online experience as the club expands the connected, in-stadium experience from electronic ticket scanning, to contactless transactions as well as staying connected to the Charleston Battery App and interacting with the team’s social media channels throughout every match.

About Charleston Battery:

The Charleston Battery are the oldest continuously run professional soccer club in the United States. Founded in 1993, the Battery are no stranger to success with 4 league championships and regular appearances in the USL Championship Playoffs. Since 2020, the Battery have competed at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. The club are owned and operated by HCFC, LLC, led by Executive Chairman Rob Salvatore, and coached by former U.S. Men’s National Team standout Conor Casey.

About Segra:

Segra is one of the largest independent fiber infrastructure bandwidth companies in the Eastern U.S. It owns and operates an advanced fiber infrastructure network throughout nine Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states. Segra provides Ethernet, MPLS, dark fiber, advanced data center services, IP and managed services, voice and cloud solutions, all backed by its industry-leading service and reliability. Customers include carriers, enterprises, governments, higher education and healthcare organizations. For more information about Segra’s technology and commitment to customer care, visit segra.com.

Media Contact:
Battery:
Peter Boggeman
(843) 971-4624
peter@charlestonbattery.com

Segra:
John Nee
(503) 789-4986
John.Nee@segra.com