FC Cincinnati's 2019 Promotional Schedule Announced
CINCINNATI - FC Cincinnati has announced its game day promotional schedule for its inaugural Major League Soccer campaign in 2019.
A selection of games from the club's 2019 home schedule will have special activities and promotions scheduled to help celebrate MLS' arrival in Cincinnati.
Three popular "Color Out" games return in 2019, while the Orange and Blue are poised to introduce several community programming platforms to the Cincinnati faithful in partnership with MLS WORKS. Other popular FCC game day promotions also return in 2019.
Season Tickets for the team's inaugural MLS season are currently on sale and the club is already approaching 20,000 season ticket memberships sold. Single-game, group and mini plan tickets are now on sale exclusively to season ticket members via a presale that extends through Thursday morning.
At 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, single-game and group tickets, as well as mini plan packages, will go on sale to the general public at fccincinnati.com/tickets or by calling 513-977-5425 (KICK).
Below is a listing of the major promotions already scheduled. Visit fccincinnati.com/schedule for up-to-date programming and game information. Other game-specific promotions will be added throughout the season.
2019 FC Cincinnati Home Game Promotions
Sunday, March 17 - Portland Timbers, presented by Mercy Health, on FS1
Mercy Health will have a special giveaway, which will help set up a unique pregame seat stunt on national television at the first-ever MLS game at Nippert Stadium
Sunday, April 7 - Sporting KC on ESPN
"Orange Out" game: Fans are encouraged to come to Nippert Stadium decked out in FCC Orange for the nationally televised game against traditional Western power SKC
Friday, April 19 - Real Salt Lake
"Greener Goals" game: FCC will show support for MLS WORKS environmental and climate initiatives with special Earth Day-centered programming
Saturday, May 26 - New York Red Bulls
FCC will celebrate the nature of soccer's draw as an inclusive sport with a resounding emphasis that staff, players, partners and fans are treated with dignity and respect
The Orange and Blue will also celebrate and commemorate those who have sacrificed themselves for the benefit of all through Memorial Day and remembrance programming
Saturday, June 22 - LA Galaxy
"Equality Game": FC Cincinnati will celebrate equality among all men and women
Saturday, July 6 - Houston Dynamo
Postgame Fireworks: FCC will stage its annual summer fireworks spectacular following the final whistle
FCC will celebrate all the greatness that the United States has to offer with programming around the Fourth of July
Thursday, July 18 - D.C. United on ESPN
"White Out" game: As the "Black and Red" come to town for their first-ever visit to Nippert Stadium, FCC will throw a White Out on national television
Saturday, Aug. 17 - New York City FC
"Salute to Service": FCC will celebrate first responders and those who work in public service and defense
Sunday, Aug. 25 - Columbus Crew SC on FS1
Heineken Rivalry Week: Fans are encouraged to pack Nippert Stadium for what is already considered one of MLS' top rivalries as Columbus comes to town for the first time with FCC in MLS
"Blue Out" game: With the Black and Yellow Crew headed to Cincinnati, fans are encouraged to deck themselves in all blue to turn Nippert into a unique atmosphere on national television
Saturday, Sept. 7 - Toronto FC
"Kick Childhood Cancer" game: FCC will continue its support for research, awareness and support to eradicate childhood cancers in partnership with MLS WORKS
Sunday, Sept. 29 - Orlando City SC
"Fan Appreciation" game: At the team's final regular-season game of the year, the FC Cincinnati faithful will be celebrated with a host of fan-centered activities, giveaways and prizes
The next time Cincinnati takes the field, it will be as MLS' 24th team in 2019 when the club debuts in the top professional league in the U.S. and Canada.
FC Cincinnati's debut MLS game will be at Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday, March 2, at CenturyLink Field. The Orange and Blue will make its home debut as an MLS team at Nippert Stadium on Sunday, March 17, when the team hosts MLS Cup finalist Portland Timbers at 5 p.m. Season Ticket Member presales for single-game, group and mini plans are currently underway and those options will be available to the general public starting Thursday, Jan. 24, at 10 a.m. at fccincinnati.com/tickets or by calling 513-977-5425 (KICK).
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