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If you weren’t one of the 74,479 fans in attendance at Charlotte FC’s inaugural home match, you’re probably nursing a serious case of FOMO.
The good news is that Charlotte FC has 17 total home matches this season, so there are plenty more chances to cheer on the team at Bank of America Stadium.
Here’s the deal: Soccer matches are a whole different ball game when it comes to spectating (pardon the pun). Here are 6 things to know before heading to the stadium.Advertisement
Tailgating is a blast
Just likeAmerican football fans, soccer fans love a pre-game party. Head to 703 McNinch Street to tailgate with the supporters before home matches.
Charlotte FC tailgates are communal, celebratory and just as fun as tailgates we all know and love.
The Supporters Section goes hard
The Supporters Section (located at the end of the lower bowl toward the city) is the heartbeat of the stadium where fans cheer on their team with smoke, banners, chants and more.
Take note: Sitting in or near this section guarantees a good time, but you should probably brush up on your soccer lingo beforehand.
Come hungry (and thirsty)
To prepare Bank of America Stadium to host Charlotte FC games, Tepper Sports & Entertainment made some important upgrades, including:
There’s a mix of local and national food and beverage vendors to satisfy every craving, from tacos to fried chicken and cocktails to beer.
There are a few options for premium seating
View from The Gallery.
Don’t leave empty handed
Here’s how: There are lots of team stores located throughout the stadium selling everything Charlotte FC fans need to dress the part. You can also shop team apparel online.
Download the Charlotte FC app before the game
Your phone is your ticket, so make sure your battery is charged and you have the official Charlotte FC App queued up when you arrive at the stadium.
Ready to cheer? Snag tickets to upcoming Charlotte FC home matches:
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