B Sports Entertainment and the Charleston Battery have established the following guidelines to maintain an efficient and professional environment for all media members at MUSC Health Stadium. It is our goal to assist all working media in their coverage of our organization. 

Media Areas

Credentialed media should enter through the main gate on the west side of the stadium. The entrance opens 90 minutes prior to kickoff (subject to change for international friendlies, US Open Cup matches, and other non-USL events).

The press box is located on the third floor of the building behind the west stands and can be accessed via the stairs or elevator located under section W03. Only written media will be allowed access to the press box and is subject to availability on a per game basis.

Photographers and television crews can reach field level via the ramp between sections W05 and W06. There is wifi access at field level; if needed, contact the Charleston Battery communications department for the network and password. Photographers will have hardwired internet access in the Charleston Battery front office located adjacent to the west stands of MUSC Health Stadium. Contact the Charleston Battery communications department to reserve space in the office on game day. Photographers will not have access to the press box on the third floor unless a special request is submitted and approved by a Charleston Battery staff member.

Press Box Guidelines

The press box at MUSC Health Stadium opens 90 minutes prior to kickoff (subject to change for international friendlies, US Open Cup matches, and other non-USL events). Admittance is limited to working media members with credentials only. The press box is a working area reserved for writers, reporters, and game personnel. Family members and guests will not be allowed in any working media areas.  

Photographer Guidelines

B Sports Entertainment and the Charleston Battery reserve the right to use any and all photos taken during all matches at MUSC Health Stadium for marketing and promotional purposes (excludes news media). Upon request from the Charleston Battery, photographers must send raw images without watermarks. Proper credit and notification will be given when photos are used. Failure to follow these requests will result in the revocation of credentials.

Photographers may shoot game action from the field level only. No photographs may be taken from the press box or seating areas. B Sports Entertainment and the Charleston Battery reserve the right to use any and all photos taken during all matches at MUSC Health Stadium for marketing and promotional purposes (excludes news media). Proper credit and notification will be given when photos are used.

Prior to kickoff, photographers may move to midfield to shoot starting line-ups, but immediately afterward are required to move to an endline or the east sideline. No photographs may be taken from the west sideline after the match has started.

Credentialed photographers may not switch ends or sidelines during the run of play, nor cross in front of the benches or behind the goals.

Game Notes and Stat Sheets

Game notes will be made available ahead of every USL match at MUSC Health Stadium in the press box and all TV and radio booths. Post-match stat sheets can be emailed by request.

Interview and Comment Requests

 

All interview and comment requests must be made through the Charleston Battery Communications department. This includes players, coaches, front office staff, and any other individual operating under a B Sports & Entertainment franchise contract.

Requests can be sent to sarah.cardamone@charlestonbattery.com.

In accordance with the United Soccer League Media Guidelines, approval of requests will be at the discretion of the Charleston Battery staff.

Pre-Match Interviews

The Charleston Battery is not required to provide pre-game media access. Pre-game interview requests can be made, but are subject to denial at the discretion of the Club’s communications department.

Post-Match Interviews

The media room at MUSC Health Stadium is located on the first floor of the building behind the west stand. The media entrance is located on the opposite end of the building from the press box entrance, directly behind section W08. Media members are restricted to the post-match interview room only and may not enter the player hallway or locker room areas.

For USL MATCH PLAY ONLY: In accordance with USL policy, media members may have access to the Charleston Battery Head Coach and the 18 rostered players within 10 minutes of the conclusion of the match. In the event a player requires medical treatment and can’t be present in the room, the Club’s communications staff will make arrangements for the player to be available if he has been requested by media. Charleston Battery communications staff has the right to end post-match interviews 30 minutes after the room opens following the end of the match.

Training

Unless otherwise specified, all but the final fifteen minutes of Charleston Battery training sessions are closed to all media and outside personnel. The final fifteen minutes of training will be open to all media. Special requests to attend more than the final fifteen minutes can be made by contacting the Charleston Battery communications department. Approval of special requests is at the Club’s discretion.

The Charleston Battery Head Coach and all contracted players will be available for interviews immediately following training. All interview requests must be submitted to the Club’s communications department at least 24 hours prior to training.

No media members are permitted in the locker room areas before, during, or after training.

Credentialing

Season-long USL credentials will only be honored at league matches. Media members must apply for game-specific credentials for all U.S. Open Cup matches, international friendlies, and other non-league matches. Approval is based on availability and may be revoked on an individual basis upon violation of any kind.

Credential applications can be found and submitted through bsportsent.com and/or charlestonbattery.com. All applications must be submitted at least 24 hours prior to kickoff.

Credentials can be picked up in advance of the match at the Charleston Battery front office. Day-of-game credentials can be picked up at the will call table located outside of the west ticket window near the media entrance. They will be available beginning 90 minutes prior to the match.

All credentials are non-transferable, and any unauthorized or improper use will subject the bearer to ejection from the stadium and permanent loss of the credential. B Sports Entertainment and the Charleston Battery reserve the right to revoke credentials from anyone who violates the media guidelines, behaves in a disruptive or unprofessional manner, or abuses media access.