Austin, Texas – Austin FC and Austin Public Health (APH) announced attendance guidelines today for Q2 Stadium, enabling full capacity for Austin FC’s historic Major League Soccer (MLS) home opener vs. the San Jose Earthquakes on June 19, 2021. APH’s attendance guidelines for Q2 Stadium, the 20,500+ seat outdoor venue, also allows Q2 Stadium to operate at near full capacity for the recently announced U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) friendly vs. Nigeria on June 16, 2021. All events scheduled for Q2 Stadium, including those scheduled beyond June, will operate under APH’s updated attendance guidelines until such time that APH further amends.
“Austin has been looking forward to the opening of Q2 Stadium since Austin FC launched in 2019. Today’s announcement is representative of a remarkable community-wide commitment to public health, which will now allow supporters the opportunity to safely participate in a series of historic Q2 Stadium events across the month of June and beyond,” commented Andy Loughnane, Austin FC President. “This is a milestone announcement for our community, our staff, and our players, all of whom will work tirelessly to create a world class experience at Q2 Stadium.”
“The efforts by our community over the past 15 months have led us to a stage where we can once again safely host large events in Austin,” said Austin-Travis County Interim Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott. “We still have a final push to reach the imminent goal of herd immunity and ask everyone to get vaccinated before school lets out in June. We want to thank Q2 Stadium for their efforts in promoting the importance of getting fully vaccinated.”
“I’m so excited that Austin FC will play in front of a full capacity crowd for its historic first-ever MLS match,” added Mayor of Austin, Steve Adler. “We will soon celebrate major league sports, a new stadium, and how well our community is doing with vaccinations all at the same time. If you are unvaccinated, take your shot and get vaccinated at one of the many available opportunities to lower your risk of contracting COVID.”
As a result of today’s announcement, Austin FC Season Ticket Members will receive a series of communications related to properly accessing tickets for the 2021 MLS regular season matches played at Q2 Stadium. Austin FC Oak Collective Waitlist Members will also be informed about their opportunity to purchase single-match tickets. General ticket purchasers will be able to find out more details about the opportunity to purchase tickets to Austin FC’s MLS matches by going to AustinFC.com. More details about tickets for the USWNT friendly match vs. Nigeria on June 16, 2021 will be released by U.S. Soccer soon.
Q2 Stadium is a multipurpose venue that has been strategically designed to accommodate a variety of community and spectator events, including professional soccer events ranging from MLS to U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) and U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) matches; additional professional and amateur sporting events; concerts ranging from headliner acts and festivals to smaller, up-and-coming artists; community activities and cultural events; and private functions, such as corporate meetings and weddings.
Q2 Stadium was designed by Gensler, the world’s leading design architecture firm. It was built by Texas-based Austin Commercial, one of the nation’s recognized leaders in commercial construction. Q2 Stadium construction remained on-schedule since groundbreaking occurred on September 9, 2019. Levy Restaurants are operating all food, beverage, and hospitality programming at Q2 Stadium and Levy’s retail division, Rank + Rally, are responsible for managing Austin FC merchandise operations, including The Verde Store, situated in Q2 Stadium’s North Building.