Austin’s first major league sporting team has inspired a new energy, spirit, and camaraderie across the city, and it’s no secret that Austinites are thrilled to cheer on Austin FC at home and on the road. The buzz around Austin and its team has also brought on a national spotlight — U.S. Soccer will be making its return to Austin with a special exhibition match between the regarded U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) and Ireland at the state-of-the-art Q2 Stadium.

Soccer player making a corner kick at Q2 Stadium.
Courtesy of US Soccer.

U.S. Women’s National Team at Q2 Stadium

On April 8, 2023, Q2 Stadium and the city of Austin will host the reigning, four-time FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion U.S. Women’s National Team in an exhibition match versus Ireland as both teams continue their journeys to the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. Additionally, this will be the final international game before the USWNT Head Coach, Vlatko Andonovski, names the 23-player World Cup roster later this spring.

In 2021, the USWNT played the first ever match in Q2 stadium with a 2-0 victory over Nigeria in front of a sold-out crowd. This was a historic match for a number of reasons, to include it being the first time USA has ever challenged Nigeria outside of a world championship, and the third-ever exhibition match against an African country. 

Daytime view of Q2 field and stadium interior from the northeast corner without spectators in the green seatsQ2 Stadium & Field. Credit Gensler.

Q2 Stadium

Q2 Stadium is truly one of a kind. The 20,500 seat soccer stadium features natural grass, a signature canopy that offers shade and coverage for all seating sections, and some of the most breathable seats in any major league venue in the world. No details were spared in making Q2 Stadium unique from other sporting venues across the globe. Fans will experience much more than great soccer, they’ll feel all aspects of the city from innovative technology, incredible food, fusion of cultures, and eclectic Austin design influences.

USWNT players sliding into the other team.
Courtesy of US Soccer.


Starting at just $45 a year, Premium and Premium Family Insiders gain early access to the coveted tickets (along with other perks like access to private events, exclusive apparel, and more). Public tickets are on sale now.

Can't score a ticket? Tune in to TNT for an 1:30 p.m. CST kickoff on April 8, 2023.

Following the USWNT game, on April 18, 2023 Austin FC will play their third home match this season against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Visit Austin FC’s website for more information on the game schedule and tickets.