MATCHDAY GUIDE | FC Cincinnati vs Atlanta United FC – Fan Appreciation


FC Cincinnati (20-5-8, 68 points; 1st Eastern Conference) vs Atlanta United FC (13-9-11, 50 points; 6th Eastern Conference)
Fan Appreciation
Presented by Kroger

FC Cincinnati close out the regular season on Saturday, October 21 at TQL Stadium against Atlanta United FC. Saturday is Fan Appreciation, with plenty of celebrations and activations leading up to kickoff to recognize the heartbeat of FC Cincinnati, the fans. Visit for more information.

Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. ET, a uniform kickoff time for Decision Day with six other Eastern Conference fixtures on the final day of the MLS regular season.

Saturday will be a sellout, fans are encouraged to arrive early and to be in their seats prior to kickoff.

For the events surrounding Saturday night, from pre-game activations, to what to know ahead of heading to TQL Stadium, take a look below at what is going on Saturday:

With kickoff set for 6 p.m., gates to TQL Stadium open at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. 

Head over to Washington Park beginning at 3 p.m. as the pre-match party gets started with plenty of free, family-friendly fan experiences including food trucks, drinks and activities including:
•    Player Autographs
•    Live Music from Naked Karate Girls
•    Gary’s Fun Zone
•    FCC Scavenger Hunt
•    Face Paint & Balloon Art
•    FCC Inflatables
•    FIFA Station
•    FC Cincinnati merchandise sales
•    FC Cincinnati marketing table

At 4:50 p.m., fans can join the high-energy march into the stadium with smoke, drums and chants. Ethan and Joey will be performing pre-match on the East Plaza presented by Ohio Lottery.

The Supporters’ Shield will be on the Carl & Martha Lindner Plaza for fan photo opportunities from 4-5:45 p.m. on Saturday.

The first 10,000 fans in the building will receive a clear fanny pack courtesy of Kroger. The first 19,000 fans inside TQL Stadium will receive a commemorative ticket that will allow you to enter to win tons of prizes including signed jerseys, soccer balls, and more.

All fans will receive 20% off all merchandise in the stadium and OTR store on Saturday only. (Cannot be combined with other discounts)

All beverages at TQL Stadium, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, are $2 off on Saturday.
Fans will want to be in their seats early for special pre-match presentations throughout the stadium and on the field prior to kickoff.

The Bailey is general admission, safe standing only. Singing, drums, flags, and smoke are expected during the match. No opposing team fans or colors allowed.

Read below for more information regarding new parking options, the stadium’s updated clear bag policy, and NFC Ticketing:

Parking Options

A new temporary single-match parking option in 2023 is currently available at the Temporary North Surface Lot. Plan ahead for matchday with our Parking Information.

Bag Policy

TQL Stadium has updated its Clear Bag Policy. Learn more about our TQL Stadium Bag Policy.

NFC Ticketing

In addition to mobile ticketing, FC Cincinnati and SeatGeek will be utilizing NFC Ticketing (Near Field Communication) at all stadium gates and entrances. Fans can add their ticket to Apple Wallet on their iPhone or Apple Watch and simply tap their device at the reader at the gate to enter the stadium. Learn more with our Mobile Ticketing Information.

Visit HERE for more information regarding what to know this season at TQL Stadium. Fans should be sure to be in their seats shortly before kickoff as things get started with the pre-match ritual in the Northwest corner of the stadium.

For an A-to-Z stadium guide, parking information, a stadium map, road closures, bag policy, concessions information and more, visit

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, fans in Ohio can purchase 50/50 Raffle Tickets to support the FC Cincinnati Foundation. All tickets can be purchased online at or on the official FC Cincinnati app.

The 50/50 Raffle will be benefitting the FC Cincinnati Foundation and help fund its key programs: Soccer Unites, Mini Soccer Pitch Builds, West End Pride, and Learning Is Cool as the Foundation works to improve the lives of children in our region through soccer.