FC Cincinnati, Crystal Palace FC and their Supporters Groups are planning a big weekend filled with events surrounding their match on Saturday. See the schedule of events and meetups below!
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Watch CPFC Training & Meet the Players – Nippert Stadium
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Enquirer Interview with Sean Okoli – Rhinehaus – Former podcast guest and Enquirer reporter Pat Brennan will host a live show featuring FCC Forward Sean “Ugo” Okoli.
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: Palace Supporters Night at the Ball Park – Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers – HolmesdaleUSA@gmail.com for Group Ticket Information
7:00 p.m. – Close: The Pride Presents: The Crystal Ball FCC-Crystal Palace Night Before Party – Rhinegeist Brewery
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Both FC Cincinnati & Crystal Palace FC will visit families at the Ronald McDonald House – Closed to Public
11:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.: CPFC Supporters Riverboat Cruise – BB Riverboats. Join CPFC supporters as they see the city from the water. Different prices are available that can include a meal.
Noon – 6:00 p.m.: Match Day fan zone with Die Innenstadt – Mecklenburg Gardens – Members of DI will begin at Noon while CPFC supporters will begin to arrive from their cruise after 3 p.m. Administration of CPFC as well as former players are scheduled to make an appearance at Mecklenburg. CPFC in the USA has partnered with DI to organize a large March to the Match that will begin approx at 5:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. The event features food and drink specials, camaraderie, the march and more! If I were a general fan, I would try to stand at the turf fields outside Nippert Stadium as this group joins the Pride on their march from U Square. This should be a cool photo op as well.
*For those who do not want to venture further from the stadium, join The Pride at their pregame event at U Square beginning at 1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: CPFC Supporters Pub Crawl – CPFC in the USA is working to have a pub crawl that will begin after their riverboat cruise. Begins in Covington, KY at Molly Malone’s, Moerlein Lager House, Brass Tap, Mio’s and will finish at Mecklenburg Gardens before the “March to the Match.”
5:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m.: FC Cincinnati Pregame Happy Hour – Located on the plaza outside Gate 2 by the UDF Kids Zone, fans can purchase select 12 oz. cans for just $5! Popcorn and pretzels can be had for just $2 a piece! Great event if you arrive early to Nippert.
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Game – FC Cincinnati vs. Crystal Palace FC – Get your tickets HERE. Gates open 90 minutes prior to the friendly.
9:30 p.m.: Fireworks! – Postgame fireworks will be shot off Fifth Third Bank Arena. All fans encouraged to move to bench side of stadium or the Sheakly Lawn.
Postgame: Join Die Innenstadt back at Mecklenburg Gardens for a nightcap. This is another opportunity for both fan bases to hang out together and enjoy a great evening.
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Supporters Kayak Outing – The Pride has organized an Kayak outing for those supporters that need an even on Sunday. The event is more of a meetup vs. itinerary event. Reach out to members on Facebook to get your group together. Trips last several hours.
Supporters Groups Pregame Plans
Die Innenstadt: Mecklenburg Gardens – 302 E University Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45219
The Pride: The Brass Tap – 251 Calhoun St, Cincinnati, OH 45219
Lowen de Sudens: Barleycorn’s – 1073 Industrial Rd, Cold Spring, KY 41076, Caravan to The Brass Tap at 3 p.m.
Queen City Firm: Mio’s Pizzeria Pub – 2634 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45219
Queen City Mafia: Adriatico’s Parking Lot Tailgate – 113 W McMillan St, Cincinnati, OH 45219
Whos ready for a North American Tour? Where are you joining us along the way? #CPFC #CPFCUSA #CPFCCANADA #CPFCTOUR16 pic.twitter.com/DPvx4yUwjc
— CPFC in the states (@holmesdaleUSA) July 8, 2016
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TV: Star 64 WSTR. Streaming internet at FC Cincinnati’s pub partners or on USL Soccer FACEBOOK.
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