CINCINNATI – FC Cincinnati are inviting fans to arrive early to next Thursday’s nationally televised game against D.C. United and international superstar Wayne Rooney with a special “Party at the Pitch.”
Starting at 5:30 p.m., fans are welcome to join the festivities on Sheakley Lawn for a tailgate-style event that will feature special partner beer specials, as well as local musical favorites Naked Karate Girls performing on stage from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Q102 disc jockeys Jon and Natalie will broadcast their radio show live from Sheakley Lawn until 7 p.m., and Continental Tire will have an interactive set-up for fans, as well.
Admission to “Party at the Pitch” is free and included in the price of the D.C. game ticket. Tickets are still available and start at $15 at fccincinnati.com/tickets.
The partner beer specials include $5 Braxton and Heineken 12 oz. drafts and $3 Bud Light 12 oz. drafts from 5:30 p.m. until kickoff, and $5 Vive hard seltzers from 5:30 p.m. through the end of the match. A wider beer selection will be also available on draft and in bottles at the “Party at the Pitch,” as well as throughout Nippert Stadium during the match.
Sheakley Lawn’s opening will be an hour earlier than normal for an 8 p.m. kickoff, with the 5:30 p.m. opening allowing fans to come directly from work to start pregame activities.
FC Cincinnati next travel to face the Chicago Fire on Saturday, July 13. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised on WSTR 64, carried on the radio on WDJO (99.5 FM, 107.9 FM and 1480 AM), streamed regionally on FloFC, out of market on ESPN+, while an audio stream will be available at TuneIn (WDJO) and fccincinnati.com.
After Saturday’s game, FCC will host a “White Out” game against D.C. United in nationally televised contest at Nippert Stadium at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 18. All tickets for the game are on sale at fccincinnati.com/tickets or by calling 513-977-5425 (KICK). Pick Six mini plans, individual-game tickets and group options are on sale for all remaining games.
For up-to-the-minute information about FC Cincinnati, visit the team’s official website at fccincinnati.com, or follow the team on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @FCCincinnati.