Fiery Fan Experiences For Hell is Real on 8/27

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FC Cincinnati return to TQL Stadium for the Hell is Real Derby on Saturday, August 27 against the Columbus Crew. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

A limited number of tickets are still available and can be purchased HERE

Washington Park

To get fans fired up before the match, Washington Park will be filled with free fan experiences beginning at 4:30 pm including:

•Live music from Jet Pack Academy

•Axe Throwing

•Fire Eaters/Performers

•Hot Sauce Tasting from Dude, Seriously

FC Cincinnati Fans will battle Columbus Crew fans in a spicy wing eating contest presented by Wings and Rings. The contest begins on the Washington Park stage at 5:45 pm. Freddy Mac from Q102 will host and MC the contest.

There will be a number of kid-friendly activities throughout the park including face painting, balloon art, inflatables and soccer activations.

At 6:20 pm fans can join the march into TQL Stadium. More information about the march is available HERE


There are also a number of exciting activations planned inside the stadium. Gates open at 6:00 pm, and the staircase off Central Parkway will be decorated with special graphics.

Every fan in attendance will receive an orange pom pom to help create a “ring of fire" throughout the stadium. The first 5,000 fans through the gates will also receive a Hell is Real commemorative ticket.

Funk musician Freekbass will perform an instrumental version of the National Anthem on guitar.

Food and Beverage

Special happy hour pricing will be available at the Heineken Bar behind the Bailey. Fans can purchase $8 beers from 6:00 pm until kickoff.

A number of special food and beverage items will also be available for purchase in throughout the stadium including:

• Bailey Dogs – Bahama Mama with Flaming Hot Cheetos

• Rhine Roost – Hot Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich

• Wings N’ Rings – Atomic Ghost Pepper Ranch Boneless Wings

• Medpace Tunnel Club – Habanero Blood Orange Margarita

Hell is Real Burger: All-Beef Patty topped with a Ghost Pepper Jam, Smoked Pimento Cheese Spread on a Charcoal Black Bun with a Habanero Hot Sauce Pipette Garnish

• CTI Cincinnatus Club – Hell is Real Burger

• Multiple locations - Hops is Real (Rhinegeist) and Helles Real (Grainworks)

FC Cincinnati Pub Partners will broadcast the game live at multiple locations throughout the region. The match will be broadcast on Star64 and on Fox Sports 1360 on radio and streamed on (in market) and ESPN+ (out of market).