MATCHDAY GUIDE | FC Cincinnati vs Colorado Rapids

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FC Cincinnati vs Colorado Rapids
Saturday, April 27 – 7:30 p.m. ET
Presented by LifeCenter

After back-to-back matches on the road, FC Cincinnati return home to TQL Stadium Saturday night to host the Colorado Rapids for just the second time ever. Kickoff on April 27 is set for 7:30 p.m.

Take a look at what to know ahead of Saturday night’s match at TQL Stadium.

With kickoff set for 7:30 p.m., gates to TQL Stadium open at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

The 20th annual Closing the Health Gap Health Expo will be hosted at Washington Park from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. FC Cincinnati inflatables and FC Cincinnati’s New Merchandise Truck Orange and Blue Go will join the Health Expo all day long, and fans are encouraged to head down to Washington Park earlier than normal to check out all the great resources that the Health Expo has to offer.

FC Cincinnati Club Ambassadors will be on the main lawn from Noon until 3 p.m. running soccer drills for attendees.

Beginning at 3 p.m. until the high-energy march arrives at Washington Park at 6:25 p.m. with smoke, drums and chants, fans of all ages can enjoy the Pre-Match at the Park presented by Prolink with the standard free, family-friendly fan experiences including food trucks, drinks and activities including:

• Orange and Blue Go – FC Cincinnati’s New Merchandise Truck
• Air Brush & Balloon Art
• Games and Activities Including Snooker Ball and a Dual Inflatable Slide
• FC Cincinnati Marketing Table

At 6:25 p.m., fans can join the high-energy march into the stadium as it arrives at Washington Park with smoke, drums and chants.

Alex Poteet of Linus Tate will be performing pre-match on the Carl and Martha Lindner Plaza.

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

Visit here for an interactive map of 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 parking options, the stadium’s updated clear bag policy, NFC Ticketing and Wi-Fi:

Parking Options – 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.

In-Stadium Wi-Fi – Fans will be able to connect to the free in-stadium Wi-Fi courtesy the club’s official IT partner and service provider, Atomic Data.

Fans can visit the TQL Stadium Team Store when gates open at 6 p.m. Saturday. The FC Cincinnati Team Store at 1433 Vine Street in Over The Rhine will also operate on normal hours Saturday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Fans can purchase all their favorite Orange and Blue merchandise including the new Canvas Kit at either team store or at various other FCC Merchandise stands. Fans can also look for the club’s new merchandise truck – Orange and Blue Go – pre-match at Washington Park and around the region on non-game days for every fan’s FC Cincinnati merchandise needs.

Fans can also purchase merchandise items online at and can pick up in-store.

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.

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 and on FCCF social media channels.

A look at the complete list of new 2024 TQL Stadium food and beverage partners:

Christian Moerlein Brewing – Craft Beer Partner (concourse grab & go near section 123)

Renowned for brewing beers that are effortlessly enjoyable, Christian Moerlein beers are brewed true to German standards, setting the drinker up for an experience that combines history, craftsmanship and exceptional flavor in every pour.

El Rancho Grande – Official Mexican Restaurant (concourse Concession Stand near section 131)

El Rancho Grande is a family owned and run business, with a menu offering an array of traditional Mexican specialties utilizing only the freshest ingredients.

Olipop – Official Prebiotic Drink (available for purchase in-stadium)

Olipop was formulated by CEO Ben Goodwin and a team of leading scientists to capture classic flavors, while providing the benefits of plant-based fiber, prebiotics and other botanical ingredients to support digestive health.

bibigo – Korean Food Products (concourse concession stand near section 104)

bibigo products take 5,000 years of delicious cuisine and update it for today’s modern, non-stop lifestyles. The brand lineup includes a full assortment of snacks and appetizers, including Mandu, the brand’s signature item.

Hornitos – Official Tequila (portable Margarita Bar located near section 105 and in First Financial Club)

Founded in Jalisco, Mexico in 1950, Hornitos tequila has a long and proud history of taking chances and forging new paths. With every shot of Hornitos Tequila, we toast to the spirit of taking chances and making bold moves. Come down to section 105 and enjoy one of Hornitos specialty margaritas at TQL Stadium.

Dark Horse Wine – Official Wine (available for purchase in-stadium)

Dark Horse is a true winemaker’s wine, compelled and founded on a singular mission: to deliver the distinction and opulence of a high-end wine at a price that our friends could actually afford.

Visit HERE for more information regarding all the new food, beverage and fashion offered at TQL Stadium in 2024.