Austin FC, the 27th club in Major League Soccer is making waves in the local and national soccer scene. From the legendary co-owner and Minister of Culture, Matthew McConaughey, leading chants; to supporters traveling across the country to cheer on the team in their first 8 games on the road; and the club’s youth development leagues growing Austin's local soccer community, all eyes are on the Verdes.
Learn more about the gameday experience, including Austin FC’s stadium, tickets, transportation, accessibility, shopping and more!
Q2 Stadium, Austin FC’s new home, is a state-of-the art 20,500-seat, soccer-specific venue that features a natural grass playing surface and a signature canopy structure offering shade and coverage for all seats. The stadium provides an intimate viewing experience and an unequaled event atmosphere. Around 30% of the seats feature breathable mesh seating technology, making the stadium home to the most breathable mesh seats in a major league venue in the world. Q2 Stadium also features cutting-edge lighting capabilities as the first stadium in the world to install 100% of the field lighting system with tunable RGB LED lights.
On June 16, Q2 Stadium will host it’s very first event when the US Women’s National Team plays Nigeria at 8 p.m. Just three days later, the stadium will host its first MLS match on June 19 when Austin FC take on the San Jose Earthquakes at 8 p.m. in the Club’s first-ever home game.
The stadium has also been designed to accommodate a variety of community and spectator events, ranging from professional and amateur sporting events to concerts, community activities and private functions and events.
Austin FC Tickets
Although season ticket memberships for the inaugural 2021 season are officially sold out (with a record-breaking 21,000-person waitlist!), you can still purchase single match tickets on austinfc.com via SeatGeek.
Interested in joining the waitlist? The club’s Oak Collective Waitlist Membership features priority access to single match tickets and future season ticket memberships, along with access to select special events and a 10% discount on select Austin FC merch.
Parking & Transportation
Pre-plan your trip to the stadium with a variety of mobility options. Travel by bus with CapMetro’s MetroRapid 803 line on matchday. The line will operate at least every 8 minutes, dropping off passengers in front of the stadium. Park and ride from the North Lamar Transit Center and Pavilion Park & Ride with Route 383. Additional lines will operate with increased frequency on game days and the CapMetro red line rail offers a nearby stop at Kramer Station (an additional station is planned for construction).
Attendees can also utilize rideshares with dedicated drop-off and pick-up points, along with space for private shuttles (pre-registration required). Those biking to the stadium will be able to valet their bicycles on the east side of the stadium.
If you’re planning to drive, the Stadium offers pre-purchased on-site parking for regular season home matches in the Southwest, East, and Northwest Lots. In partnership with Pavemint, Austin FC has secured parking spaces designed to meet the estimated demand via surrounding parking lots and garages within a mile (or in most cases less than a mile) of Q2 Stadium. Attendees can pre-plan and pre-purchase parking spaces via Pavemint.
Find maps, bike routes and additional mobility information on austinfc.com.
Stadium ADA & Accessibility Information
For those in need of accessible parking, reserve a spot on Pavemint then receive ADA compliant shuttle transportation to the stadium. CapMetro also offers door-to-door service to and from games through MetroAccess (registration and reservation required). The stadium also offers trmps throughout the exterior, along with elevators, wheelchair escort services (first come, first served), closed captioning services and assisted listening devices at the Guest Services booth. Fans can also access a specialized Sensory Room within the stadium, for those with sensory needs. Contact GuestServices@AustinFC.com, text 35-ASK-VERDE or click here for more information.
Want to pick up some Austin FC swag before the game? Stop by the Verde Store, Austin FC’s multi-level, 5,000 square foot retail store featuring a huge selection of Austin FC merchandise. Located on the North side of Q2 Stadium, you’ll find a jersey customization station, limited edition items, apparel, headwear, novelty items, and a dedicated space for YETI, one of Austin FC’s founding partners.
The flagship Verde Store is open year-round, seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 10414 McKalla Place.
Watch Parties & Other Ways to Watch
For the full schedule and broadcast information, check out austinfc.com/schedule. Plus, find watch parties at bars and breweries around town each weekend. See our full event calendar for the latest details.
Austin FC hosts regular watch parties at rotating bars and venues. Keep up with clubs news and events on austinfc.com. Stop by Hopsquad Brewing, just a short walk from Q2 Stadium. The brewery often partners with Austin FC supporters group Los Verdes to host an official watch party, featuring local musicians, merch and drink specials. Austin Anthem, another local supporters group, also hosts watch parties at a rotation of bars. Check out the full schedule on their website. Other great sports bars and venues to check out are B.D. Riley’s, Haymaker, North Austin breweries near the stadium like Circle Brewing, Celis Brewery, Oskar Blues Austin and more.
Check out the full schedule and learn more by visiting AustinFC.com or by downloading the official Austin FC & Q2 Stadium mobile app which features roster and player details, SeatGeek ticketing options, matchday information and more.
Photos courtesy: Austin FC.