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MLS Selects Austin FC to Host 2025 MLS All-Star Game

May 15, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Austin FC News Release

NEW YORK - Major League Soccer announced today that Austin FC has been selected to host the 2025 MLS All-Star Game for the first time in club history. The 29th MLS All-Star Game will be played next summer at Q2 Stadium and will be available to watch in over 100 countries and regions around the world on MLS Season Pass through the Apple TV app.

Austin FC became the first major professional sports team to play in the Texas capital when they began MLS play in 2021, and the club will now host the first major professional sports all-star game in the city's history in 2025. When play kicks off at the 20,738-seat Q2 Stadium, it will mark the first time since 2010 that the MLS All-Star Game is held in the Lone Star State, and notably, the first time it takes place in a soccer-specific stadium within the state of Texas.

The date and opponent for the 2025 MLS All-Star Game will be announced at a later time.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber made the announcement today during a press conference at the legendary Austin landmark, Antone's Nightclub, where he was joined by Founder, Majority Owner, and Chief Executive Officer of Austin FC Anthony Precourt, and Austin Mayor Kirk Watson.

"We are thrilled to bring the 2025 MLS All-Star Game to Austin, a market known for its rich cultural and entertainment scene and world-class events," said Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber. "Austin has quickly become one of the top soccer markets in our country, selling out 60 consecutive Austin FC matches and hosting many marquee soccer events the past three years. We look forward to working alongside the entire Austin FC staff and local leaders to deliver an unforgettable and exciting MLS All-Star Week for everyone."

MLS and the city of Austin will host a week-long celebration of soccer and culture for fans of all ages at venues throughout Austin. These world-class events, including MLS All-Star Skills Challenge presented by AT&T, MLS NEXT All-Star Game presented by Allstate, MLS All-Star Soccer Celebration, and the MLS All-Star Concert will feature community programming and entertainment for fans.

"It's an honor for Austin FC to host our city's first ever major league All-Star Game," said Austin FC Founder, Majority Owner, and Chief Executive Officer Anthony Precourt. "Austin is a world-class soccer city, our fans are amazing, and the culture that has been established here in a short amount of time is a testament to our community's passion for the game. This is special day and we're excited to welcome the league's best to Q2 Stadium in 2025."

"We are thrilled to welcome the best in Major League Soccer to Austin in 2025 for the MLS All-Star Game," said Drew Hays, Executive Director, Austin Sports Commission. "Hosting this major event is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our world-class stadium, passionate fan-base, and exciting city on one of soccer's biggest stages. We estimate hosting the MLS All-Star Game will generate a minimum of $20 million in economic impact, as there will be no shortage of festivities surrounding All-Star week that Austinites and visitors can enjoy."

Since its introduction to the league, Austin FC has sold out every regular season and playoff match ever played at Q2 Stadium, and currently holds the longest active sell-out streak in Major League Soccer.

Q2 Stadium, home of the 2025 MLS All-Star Game, is a state-of-the art 20,738-seat, soccer-specific venue that features a natural grass playing surface and a signature canopy structure offering shade and coverage for all seats. Q2 Stadium also features cutting-edge lighting capabilities as it was the first stadium in the world to install 100% of the field lighting system with tunable RGB LED lights.

In addition to Austin FC home matches, Q2 Stadium has hosted matches for the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup and qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It will also host matches during this year's CONMEBOL Copa América.

Photos and Video will be available here after the event.


1996: East 3, West 2 (E. Rutherford, N.J.)

1997: East 5, West 4 (E. Rutherford, N.J.)

1998: MLS USA 6, MLS World 1 (Orlando, Fla.)

1999: West 6, East 4 (San Diego, Calif.)

2000: East 9, West 4 (Columbus, Ohio)

2001: East 6, West 6 (San Jose, Calif.)

2002: MLS 3, U.S. National Team 2 (Washington, D.C.)

2003: MLS 3, CD Guadalajara 1 (Carson, Calif.)

2004: East 3, West 2 (Washington, D.C.)

2005: MLS 4, Fulham FC 1 (Columbus, Ohio)

2006: MLS 1, Chelsea FC 0 (Bridgeview, Ill.)

2007: MLS 2, Celtic FC 0 (Commerce City, Colo.)

2008: MLS 3, West Ham United FC 2 (Toronto)

2009: MLS 1, Everton FC 1 (Everton 4-3 pen) (Sandy, Utah)

2010: Manchester United FC 5, MLS 2 (Houston, Texas)

2011: Manchester United FC 4, MLS 0 (Harrison, N.J.)

2012: MLS 3, Chelsea FC 2 (Chester, Pa.)

2013: AS Roma 3, MLS 1 (Kansas City, Kan.)

2014: MLS 2, Bayern Munich 1 (Portland, Ore.)

2015: MLS 2, Tottenham Hotspur 1 (Commerce City, Colo.)

2016: Arsenal F.C. 2, MLS 1 (San Jose, Calif.)

2017: Real Madrid 1, MLS 1 (Real Madrid 4-2 pen) (Chicago, Ill.)

2018: Juventus 1, MLS 1 (Juventus 5-4 pen) (Atlanta, Ga.)

2019: Atlético Madrid 3, MLS 0 (Orlando, Fla.)

2020: Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

2021: MLS All-Stars 1, LIGA MX All-Stars 1 (MLS All-Stars 3-2 pen) (Los Angeles, Calif.)

2022: MLS All-Stars 2, LIGA MX All-Stars 1 (Saint Paul, Minn.)

2023: Arsenal F.C. 5, MLS All-Stars 0 (Washington, D.C.)

2024: Field (Columbus, Ohio) *July 24, 2024*

2025: Q2 Stadium (Austin, Texas) *date to be announced at a later time*

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