UPDATE: as of August 31, all general and supporters seat season tickets have sold out. Of 20,500 total seats in the stadium, 15,500 have been sold to season ticket members.
Bring on Austin FC general and supporter season tickets!
Now that Premium seats are sold out, it’s go time for general and supporter memberships. Supporter seats went on sale July 8 (timed perfectly with the MLS is Back tourney) and general seats opened July 27.
Here’s what we know (and speculate!) about general and supporters seats.
How many seats are there?
General and supporter seats make up some 75 percent of the stadium, according to Austin FC’s front office. If we do some maths, that’s about 15,000 individual seats available for these sections (in a 20,500 seat stadium).
But, not all of these seats will open up for season memberships.
We know from reading the Austin stadium lease agreement that at least 2,000 tickets per game have to be free or sold below market rate. Then there will be a section reserved for visitor seats, plus the club will want to save some seats for match day tickets sales, player families, and sponsor/marketing purposes.
That’s probably a good 10-12K seats left for general and supporter season tickets.
But with nearly 40,000 ticket deposits, there’s bound to be fans who get wait-listed for next year.
Where are these seats located?
As we just mentioned, a big chunk of the stadium is set up for general and supporter seats.
Here’s where these sections are located:
- North End
- Northwest Corner
- Northeast Corner
- Supporter Section
- Southwest Corner
- Lower East
- East Terrace
- Lower West
View the color coded seat map below to see these sections.
On the West side, only the Lower West sections (circled below) are general seats. These seats will go quickly since they are on the shadiest side of the stadium. Also, they are the most expensive General seats, but we’ll talk more about that later.
On the East side, it’s almost entirely general seating, except for the East Club section at the lower midfield (dark green below). The lower seats will have special mesh seating to keep your butt a little cooler since these will be the sunniest sections.
In the picture below, you can also see the supporter seats at the far South end. From the design plans we’ve seen, these will be safe-standing areas with handrails and fold down seats—similar to what’s installed in LAFC’s stadium.
Want to know more about the stadium design? Check out our podcast interview with the design director of Austin FC stadium, Jonathan Emmett.
How much do season tickets cost?
Austin FC’s front office has said that ALL season tickets for General/Supporters sections will be priced $48 or less per match. (FYI, there are 17 home matches in the 2020 MLS season, plus a home friendly match.)
Supporter memberships are priced at $475, according to Austin FC’s website. These are the lowest-priced seats in the stadium.
General seats fall in the $627-$912 price range. The highest priced general seats ($912) are located on the West side—only section not Premium on that side.
The lowest priced General tickets ($627) are the upper-most seats on the upper East sideline, followed by the North End. The North End building will house the Beer Hall and merch store, so honestly not a bad location with those close-by amenities.
All in all, keep in mind that in a 20K seat stadium like Austin FC’s all seats will have a GREAT close-in view, so it’s hard to go wrong when selecting your tickets.
FYI, Capital City did a whole write-up of season ticket prices of other clubs, including new squads Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC. You can see pricing for Supporter seats at these two clubs is $425 in 2020.