FC Cincinnati (17-3-6, 1st Eastern Conference) vs Orlando City SC (12-6-8, 3rd Eastern Conference)
Kick Childhood Cancer
Presented by Allegiant
FC Cincinnati will host Orlando City SC on Saturday, September 2 at TQL Stadium. As the match is FC Cincinnati’s first in the month of September – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – the match will feature a gold theme as part of Major League Soccer’s leaguewide 10th annual Kick Childhood Cancer (KCC) campaign to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research and treatment.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Fans may bring one unopened bottle of water (up to 20 oz.) for the match.
From the KCC campaign, 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:
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 The SunBurners
• Activations from the Dragonfly Foundation
• Sponsor Activations from Tri-State Chevrolet and Jolly Plumbing
• 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. Mikaylah Rose will be performing pre-match on the East Plaza.
KICK CHILDHOOD CANCER
Throughout the month of September, MLS, its clubs and players will drive awareness of the campaign through in-stadium activations, League social and digital channels, and content on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV. Highlighted by the internationally recognized gold color for childhood cancer, MLS Kick Childhood Cancer matches will feature:
• A commemorative edition adidas 2023 MLS WORKS Kick Childhood Cancer Official Match Ball will be used in match play
• 2023 Kick Childhood Cancer adidas pre-match tops will be worn by players during pregame and warmups on game day as well as on the bench, sidelines and during training and in community outreach efforts
• Gold corner flags, goal nets, and captain’s armbands
• Gold ribbon jersey patches
• PRO referees will sport wristbands featuring a Kick Childhood Cancer ribbon
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, 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.