If you’ve never been to an Austin FC game, you are in for a real treat. There is so much energy all packed into a little slice of Austin on a game night. Austin FC kicked off it’s 4th season in February and games can occur on both weeknights and weekends. A great thing about soccer is that unless there is a lot of stoppage time or weather delays, it’s typically a less than 2 hour event. So grab your green (official color of the Austin FC) and get ready to cheer on Verde!

Austin FC Supporter Section

Tickets: Tickets are available via SeatGeek. There isn’t a bad seat in the house although the GA Supporter section seating is not for the faint of heart. Read: You won’t be sitting the entire game, it’s loud as the band sits here, and you may possibly get beverages spilled on you, especially when a goal is scored. Maybe in my younger days, but as a mom with kids in tow, I would not recommend these seats for the littles. Most of the games also tend to be a later kick off so keep that in mind if your little ones aren’t used to staying up late.

Parking: There are several parking options, but I would advise you to have a parking plan in mind. For those that don’t mind a walk when the temperature is nice, you can park at the Domain Dillards Green lot and walk over with the crowd. But with kids and our Texas heat, I prefer convenience and an easy escape so my go-to is a bit of a splurge with parking in the Red lots located right at the Stadium | Austin FC.  There are a lot of other cash only lots in the area if you are adventurous, but we prefer to have something planned out. I know many friends that park near the many breweries around and grab a bit to eat before heading into the game.

Speaking of food, there are so many great Austin-y options at Q2 Stadium. Kerby Lane queso is available at the Queso cart located in the northeast corner of the stadium. Valentina’s BBQ , plenty of taco options at OneTaco, Pluckers wings, or the famous Austin FC Sonora hot dogs. Of course you can also find all of your stadium classics like hot dogs, popcorn, ice cream, nachos and peanuts.


What to Wear: Wear Green to support the team and for day games don’t forget your sunscreen! You can find Austin FC merch at many stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods or Academy. However, I always recommend a stop in the Verde store located at the stadium. It is open outside of game days as well. There is a great selection of fun merch for adults and kids and I find more children’s sizes and options available at the Verde store than anywhere else. My daughters ( left and right in photo below) bought these shirts at the stadium !

Other Things to Know:

  • Gates open 1 hour prior to kick-off
  • The entire stadium is cashless but they do take Apply or Google Pay
  • You can bring one unopened water bottle per person or an empty water bottle. There are several Yeti hydration stations available around the park.
  • Small clutch bags only, I usually just bring my belt bag.
  • Kids under two don’t need a ticket if they sit on your lap and strollers are allowed but can’t go in the aisles/seats.
  • There is a sensory room and nursing room and all bathrooms have changing tables. There are also some family restrooms available.
  • Don’t get left out of the fun. Learn the lyrics to some of the chants so that you can participate with the vibrant band. The Heartbeat of Austin FC – La Murga de Austin

Even if you are not a soccer fan, you and your family will enjoy this great venue and lively atmosphere.

Listos! Verde! Austin FC!




Nina Golder
Nina Golder is an introvert engineer turned global technology executive and mom of three with unwavering support from her husband, Drew. A Texas native and avid Longhorn, Nina found herself on the East Coast post-college where she met her Bostonian husband and eventually convinced him to settle in Austin over 13 years ago. Nina would describe herself as a recovering perfectionist, STEM and gender equality advocate, foodie, and organizer of chaos. She is fully in her competitive sports mom era and on weekends you can find her at Tumbling and Trampoline meets and soccer tournaments all over Texas or adventuring and discovering Austin gems with her outdoorsy family. Her daughters are exploring their limits as tweens ( 12 and 10) and her five year old son is teaching her about all things boy. Nina is passionate about her involvement in the community and ensuring that education is a human right and building a strong pipeline of innovators and problem solvers through STEM education. She is actively involved with the Austin Science Education Foundation and Caring for Cambodia as a Board member as well as a champion for Girlstart programs. Nina’s other passion topics are the importance of self-care, authentic connection, and breaking things (from glass ceilings to generational cycles). You can follow her adventures on Instagram @modernbossmama


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