Rapids Announce Play-By-Play Announcer for the 2022 Season

Columbus Rapids FC has announced that the new play-by-play announcer, the Voice of the Rapids for the 2021-2022 Inaugural Season will be Richard Holdridge. Richard resides in Columbus since 2015 and is the current Public Address Announcer for Russell County High School Football and Basketball. Richard from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, TN and has experience doing play-by-play at the NAIA collegiate level for Freed-Hardeman Basketball, Baseball and Soccer. Richard has broadcasting experience as a guest host on 95.7 ESPN Radio in Columbus and currently hosts a Podcast called “The Sports Beat with Richard Holdridge” dedicated to coverage of the Columbus professional sports. 

The inaugural game for the Rapids is set for Dec 30th vs. Fayetteville Fury. Get your tickets HERE.


The National Indoor Soccer League, which has its league office in Georgia, was founded in January 2021 by a group of experienced sports team/league owners with over 40 years of ownership experience. The NISL has plans to grow the league nationally within the next three years and will kick off its inaugural season in December 2021. The league will operate a Men's & Women's division with each market fielding both teams. Fans will be able to watch a men’s and women’s game each gameday.  For more information, go to nislpro.com