MATCHDAY GUIDE | FC Cincinnati vs Inter Miami CF – U.S. Open Cup Semifinals 2023 


FC Cincinnati vs Inter Miami CF
U.S. Open Cup Semifinals

FC Cincinnati will host Inter Miami CF in the U.S. Open Cup Semifinals on Wednesday, August 23 at TQL Stadium.

Fans may bring one unopened bottle of water (up to 22 oz.) for the match.

From pre-game activations, to an official Watch Party at Fountain Square, to what to know ahead of heading to TQL Stadium, take a look below at what is going on Wednesday night:

From 4 – 6:15 p.m., fans can head over to Washington Park as the pre-match party gets started with plenty of free, family-friendly fan experiences including food trucks, drinks and activities including:
• FCC inflatables
• Coloring station
• Photobooth
• FIFA station
• FC Cincinnati marketing table

At 6:10 p.m., fans can join the high-energy march into the stadium with smoke, drums and chants. Nylon + Steel will be performing pre-match on the East Plaza.

Beginning at 5 p.m., in collaboration with 3CDC, FC Cincinnati fans not at the game can cheer on the Orange and Blue at Fountain Square for the official Watch Party. The game will be playing on the giant video board with audio. DJ Diamond will be playing from 5 p.m. until kickoff and drinks will be available for purchase.

The watch party is free and open to the public. Secure parking is available in the Fountain Square garage, located directly below the Square.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Fans will want to be in their seats early for special pre-match presentations throughout the stadium and on the field prior to kickoff.

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

Parking Options

A new temporary single-match parking option 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, bag policy, concessions information and more, visit