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Ticket Info for Open Cup Semis vs NYRB

By D.J. Switzer, 08/08/17, 12:00PM EDT


UPDATE 8/8/17: Tickets for the Open Cup semifinal against New York Red Bulls of MLS are now on sale! Click here to get your tickets. 

Last night's victory over NASL Spring Champion Miami FC in the quarterfinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup was another incredible moment for our club and city.  

And as a result of this  fifth straight win in the historic national knockout tournament, we will play host to a third Major League Soccer team in as many months. This time, it's the New York Red Bulls in the semifinals at Nippert Stadium! 

With summer winding to an end and the school year fast approaching, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of time to secure tickets to what is sure to be another incredible evening in Cincinnati. The Open Cup semifinal will be held on Tuesday, August 15th, at 8:00 PM at Nippert Stadium. 

Ticket prices will be similar to those for our international friendly with Valencia and are not a part of the 2017 season ticket package. Advanced online parking will also be made available in designated UC campus garages for $10.00 a vehicle through UC Parking Services

Read on below to learn more about how and when you will be able to purchase tickets to one of the most anticipated local soccer matches of the year.


Just as was the case for the match against Louisville, Columbus and Chicago, all season ticket holders will be eligible to claim their existing seats for the match against New York. Tickets can be purchased by calling (513) 977-KICK or by logging in to your online account beginning the evening of August 2nd. On Tuesday, August 8th at 1:00 PM any remaining unclaimed season tickets will be released for sale to the general public. 

Whether purchasing online or over the phone, all season ticket holders will also have the option to purchase additional currently available tickets through the exclusive season ticket holder pre-sale opportunity. Check your email for further information.

IMPORTANT: All Bailey ticket buyers will also be issued a special event FCC wristband which will grant access into The Bailey in conjunction with a game ticket.  Wristbands will be mailed in advance of the match and no admittance will be granted without both ticket and wristband. Should your wristband not arrive in time, visit the Box Office on matchday and present your ticket to receive your wristband. 

Please reach out to a FCC sales representative at 513-977-KICK with any questions or concerns surrounding the special event.


All remaining tickets not secured by season ticket holders during their presale window will be released for purchase by the general public at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, August 8th. Tickets will be available by calling (513) 977-KICK or visit to secure your seats!


Supporters of the New York Red Bulls will be able to purchase tickets for the match when the general public on sale begins at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, August 8th.

The club has designated Section 101 in the northeast corner of Nippert Stadium as the official away supporters section. A special Group Portal and access code  has been created to give Red Bulls' supporters a chance to purchase tickets in the section. Click here to access the Group Portal and contact the Empire Supporters Club SG for the code to gain access to the section.

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