FC CINCINNATI (2022: 12-9-13, 49 points) vs. HOUSTON DYNAMO FC (2022: 10-18-6, 36 points)
PRESENTED BY SUPERBOOK
The 2023 MLS season is officially here, and FC Cincinnati will kick things off against Houston Dynamo FC this Saturday, February 25 at TQL Stadium for the Home Opener, presented by SuperBook. Saturday’s match will be the first-ever season-opener at home for FC Cincinnati, and the first February match for the Orange and Blue in the Queen City.
Tickets for the home opener are still available at fccincinnati.com/tickets or by calling 513-977-KICK.
For more on tonight’s game, check out the match preview HERE.
WASHINGTON PARK ACTIVATIONS
To celebrate the opening of the season, FCC will host a free pre-match party at Washington Park starting at 4:30 p.m. featuring:
- Live music from the Naked Karate Girls
- Players autographs until 6:30 p.m.
- Takeaway photo booth
- FCC inflatables
- Face painting and balloons
- FIFA station
- Foosball tables
- Cookiefection Cookies (first 300 receive a free cookie on behalf of FCC)
- Beer, wine, hard seltzer and other drink specials for purchase at The Porch
Fans can join the Supporters March to the stadium, meeting at Washington Park at 6:30 p.m.
ARRIVING AND ENTERING TQL STADIUM
Read below for more information regarding new parking options, the stadium’s updated clear bag policy, and new NFC Ticketing:
New 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.
TQL Stadium has updated its Clear Bag Policy ahead of the 2023 season. 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 ahead of the season-opener at TQL Stadium!
TQL Stadium gates will open at 6 p.m. Fans can enjoy a pre-match happy hour which includes $2 off all alcohol at the Coors Light Corner and the Heineken bar behind the Bailey. Hot chocolate will be offered for sale at the Rhinegeist Bar, Frisch’s, Coors Light Corner and Queen City Eats.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early and get into their seats early for exciting elements that supporters won’t want to miss!
For an A-to-Z stadium guide, parking information, a stadium map, bag policy, streaming information and more, visit fccincinnati.com/matchday.
HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN
Saturday’s match will be streamed live exclusively, for free, on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app and over the radio locally on FOX Sports 1360. On Apple TV, Callum Williams and Calen Carr will have the call in English and Jose Hernandez and Pablo Marino will broadcast the match in Spanish. Familiar voices Tom Gelehrter and Kevin McCloskey will have the call on radio, and with the match being at home, fans watching on MLS Season Pass via Apple TV will have the option to switch to the local home radio broadcast as their audio source.
MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app is the only place to watch every FC Cincinnati match during the 2023 season, including playoffs, with no blackouts or restrictions. A subscription to MLS Season Pass on Apple TV is included with a full-season ticket membership (one per account). Subscribe Now or visit the Season Ticket Member FAQ.
Visit HERE for more information regarding FC Cincinnati’s radio broadcasts.
Be sure to follow @FCCincinnati on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for live updates from the game.