TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The Tampa Bay Rowdies opening match in the nationwide Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup will be free for fans to attend tonight
The match against The Villages SC takes place tonight at 7 p.m.
Gates at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg will open at 6 p.m. No reserved tickets are necessary to attend. Fans should enter at the midfield gate on 1st Street southeast. All other gates will be closed.
Seating is based on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The U.S. Open Cup features all leagues and levels of professional teams in the United States, including Major League Soccer. In 2013, the Rowdies stunned the Seattle Sounders of MLS, 1-0 in the tournament’s fourth round.