MATCHDAY GUIDE | FC Cincinnati vs New York City FC 


FC Cincinnati (15-3-6, 1st Eastern Conference) vs New York City FC (5-9-11, 13th Eastern Conference)
Presented by Klosterman

FC Cincinnati will host New York City on Saturday, August 26 at TQL Stadium, presented by Klosterman. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Fans may bring one unopened bottle of water (up to 22 oz.) for the match. 

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

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 Soul Quest
•    FIFA station
•    Sponsor activations from CTI, Toyota, Genesight, Ohio 529 and Klosterman
•    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. Matt Waters will be performing pre-match on the East Plaza.

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:

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

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.