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The Austin FC Rally Bus is the Best Way to Get to Q2 Stadium



Austin FC plays its first-ever home match this Saturday June 19th at Q2 Stadium and we’ve got all the details you need to have an extraordinary experience from start to finish with our Match Day Guide.


Mobility


Let’s start with how get to and from the match. Whether you plan to drive and park or utilize public or shared transportation, you need to plan ahead. Austin FC president Andy Loughnane recently shared that Q2 Stadium parking is a issue. There are only 850 parking spots for the 20,000+ seat stadium, and they’re already sold out so let’s explore your other options.


Pavemint manages up to 5,000 parking spaces around Q2 Stadium and the only option still available at the time of print is to reserve a spot at the Domain for $22 and take a shuttle to and from your parking space or $40 at an off site lot you can walk from. Other recommended options include CapMetro services (Bus Route 803 or MetroRail red line) or using a rideshare. Neither of these have limits on capacity so you are likely to experience long waits and surcharges when using these services after the match.


The best and easiest way to get to and from Q2 Stadium is the Austin Rally Bus. With three pick-up and drop-off locations in and around Downtown Austin to choose from, you are able to start and finish your match day experience in style before you get to Q2 Stadium. The Austin FC Rally buses are air-conditioned and BYOB, they have direct access to the stadium for drop-off and pick-up and they are filled with other fans ready to cheer on Austin FC.


The pick-up locations for this Saturday’s match are:

  • Downtown Location: 602 East 4th Street at Central District Brewing

  • East Austin Location: 1902 E. 6th Street at Lazarus Brewery

  • South Austin Location: 2027 South Lamar at Bouldin Acres


Be sure to your tickets at www.austinfcbus.com before they sell out! Round trip bus tickets are $39. If you only need a ride there or home, secure a one way bus ticket for $29. A limited number of Season bus tickets can also be purchased.


IMPORTANT: Austin FC rally bus tickets are for Austin FC Rally Bus transportation to and from the match only. You will need to have tickets to the match to enter Q2 Stadium. Also, parking is not provided at any of the pick-up and drop-off locations. We encourage you to walk or use ride share.


Q2 Stadium


First and foremost, download the Austin FC and Q2 Stadium App today! It is the most comprehensive stadium app that I’ve used. Take some time to play around in it before match day, connect your Seat Geek account and make sure your wallet is set-up so you can use it to pay for concessions!


Here are some important highlights of the Q2 Stadium Policies found in the App:

Many stadiums allow people to bring small, clear bags past the gate, but not Q2 Stadium. No bags, backpacks or other carriers of any kind can be brought in the stadium.


Q2 Stadium is also going to be a cashless stadium. All ticketing will be done through mobile phones, and payments will be taken through credit cards or digital wallets.


Gates open 90 minutes prior to the match, Austin FC Rally Buses will arrive approximately 60 minutes before the start of the match.


Question during the match? Text 35-ASK-VERDE (35-275-83733)


Signs and banners are permitted at Q2 Stadium. Keep them positive and small!


It is important to stay hydrated! No alcohol or personal drinkware can be brought into the stadium (you can leave it on the Austin FC Rally Bus) and alcohol sales are cut off at the 80th minute of the match in most of the Stadium.


Last but not least, there is an extensive list of prohibited items and an expected Code of at Q2 Stadium, in summary – don’t be a jerk and respect others. Let’s showcase that Austin FC fans are weird and world class!


Fan Resources


Austin FC is our first professional soccer team to play in Austin so we have a lot to learn about the sport and team to be able to cheer them on.


Again, if you haven’t downloaded the app yet – do so now. Inside it you will be able to learn everything you need to know about the team. The app is filled with statistics on the team and every player. Matches are also previewed, and competitors are analyzed.


Riding the Austin FC Rally Bus to the match? We will be handing out a Match Preview (aka cheat sheet) to every guest as you board the bus so you can review it on the way to the match. Chants will be practiced.


Verde is the official color of Austin FC and we are expecting to see a lot of it in the already Verde designed Q2 Stadium. You will want be dressed in Austin FC gear from head to toe for every match and can do so by stocking up at the Verde store at Q2 Stadium, online at www.mlsstore.com or local retailers like Yeti.


Last but not least, Austin FC fans all over the world have been gathering and preparing for this week with the help of several supporter resources. Here are some of our favorites:


Austin Anthem

Austin Anthem is the independent supporters group for Austin FC, Austin’s Major League Soccer franchise with a mission to unite as one in support of our city and club. Join Austin Anthem


Capital City Soccer

Capital City Soccer is our go to blog for information. Sign up for updates! La Murga de Austin

La Murga de Austin are musicians & soccer supporters who build community through music & fútbol. Músicos y aficionados del fútbol y amantes de la música. La Murga is a bridge between all SGs to incorporate capos and music from all groups. Join La Murage de Austin


Los Verdes

Los Verdes is a member-driven group of Austin FC supporters that strives to create the most exciting, inclusive, and respectful atmosphere for all—on match day and beyond. Los Verdes members are committed to being the music, art and noise of McKalla Stadium. Join Los Verdes


In summary, score on and off the field this weekend by starting your match day experience with the Austin FC Rally Bus and get your tickets at www.austinfcbus.com before they sell out!


Questions? Contact us at hello@experienceatx.com or 512-222-9721.




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