FC Cincinnati (17-4-8, 59 points; 1st Eastern Conference) vs Charlotte FC (7-9-12, 33 points; 12th Eastern Conference)
Presented by First Financial Bank
FC Cincinnati return to TQL Stadium host Charlotte FC on Saturday, September 23. For the first home match since the beginning of Hispanic Heritage month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15), FC Cincinnati are proud to celebrate Noche Latina.
Fans will notice several ways throughout the evening that the club will celebrate Noche Latina, including Spanish public address announcements and an in-stadium Latino playlist.
Fans may bring one unopened, factory-sealed bottle of water (up to 20 oz.) into the match.
For the events surrounding Noche Latina, to pre-game activations, to what to know ahead of heading to TQL Stadium, take a look below at what is going on Saturday night:
With kickoff set for 7:30 p.m., gates to TQL Stadium open at 6 p.m. Thursday night.
WASHINGTON PARK ACTIVATIONS
Head over to Washington Park at 4:30 p.m. as the pre-match party gets started with plenty of free, family-friendly fan experiences including food trucks, drinks and activities including:
• Live music from La Mega
• Salsa dancing lessons from Salsannati
• Activations from Apoyo Latino, Santa Maria Community Services, FIESTA Hispanic Alliance and Silva Language.
• Sponsor Activations from First Financial Bank, Tri-State Chevrolet, CTI and VA Suicide Prevention and HCSPC
• FIFA station
• Face paint and balloon art
• Games including Snooker Ball, the Striker Challenge and a slide
• FC Cincinnati merchandise sales
• FC Cincinnati marketing table
At 6:20 p.m., fans can join the high-energy march into the stadium with smoke, drums and chants. The Amador Sisters will be performing pre-match on the East Plaza.
WATCH PARTY AT VERACRUZ MEXICAN GRILL
Fans who are unable to make it to TQL Stadium can head over to Veracruz Mexican Grill (3108 Price Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45205) to cheer on the Orange and Blue for the match’s official watch party.
INSIDE TQL STADIUM
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 new NFC Ticketing:
A new temporary single-match parking option is currently available at the Temporary North Surface Lot. Plan ahead for matchday with our Parking Information.
TQL Stadium has updated its Clear Bag Policy. Learn more about our TQL Stadium Bag Policy.
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 FCCincinnati.com/Matchday.
FC CINCINNATI 50/50 RAFFLE
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 FCCincinnati5050.com 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.
Raffle Tickets are one for $10, 10 for $20, 50 for $50 and 200 for $100. No tickets are purchased in-person or with cash, and the raffle closes at the 75th minute of Saturday’s game. The winning ticket will be announced post-match at FCCincinnati5050.com and on FCCF social media channels.