Here’s your official countdown to the day when Austin FC fans walk through the stadium gates for the first time. How many fans? We won’t know until the club announces its stadium capacity guidelines in mid-May.
The club has said that Q2 stadium will be finished by April 2021, if construction stays on track.
That’s the good news. Now brace yourself for the bad news.
In late January 2021, at the Q2 stadium ribbon cutting, club president Andy Loughnane told us that an actual home game won’t likely happen until June. (You heard me right!) This is because work is still needed on adjacent private land, traffic signals, as well as event staff training. Personally, we think they’re also hoping COVID restrictions subside in order to maximize attendance for opening day.
Fast forward to March 2021 and MLS announced Austin FC’s home debut will be June 19 against San Jose Quakes.
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Austin FC Stadium Opening Day
MLS announced that Opening Weekend 2021 will be April 17-18. A couple months of grueling away games are in store for the Verde until Q2 Stadium opens in June 2021
Want to keep up with stadium construction progress? Check out our post with everything you need to know about the stadium.