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Republic FC's Watch Party to Move Indoors Due to Extreme Heat - Doors to Open at 4:00 p.m.

September 5, 2022 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Sacramento Republic FC News Release

Sacramento, Calif. - Due to extreme heat and elevated air quality in the region, Wednesday's Watch Party for the U.S. Open Cup Final will now be held at Sacramento's SAFE Credit Union Convention Center in the main event hall on the first floor - showcasing the facility's renovated spaces including Exhibit Halls B,C & D. Fans should use the 14th & J Street Entrance.

Fans can RSVP at All fans who previously RSVP'd will receive new information and do not need to register for the new location.

On Wednesday, Republic FC will face off against Orlando City SC of Major League Soccer in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final at Exploria Stadium. With the team on the road for the national soccer championship, the Indomitable Club is collaborating with Vice Mayor Angelique Ashby, Kellogg's and Downtown Sacramento Partnership to bring the community together to celebrate this historic moment. Watch Party Presenting Partner Kellogg's will provide snack samples across their brands for fans to enjoy during the pregame programming. The free event will begin at 4:00 p.m. with the game set to kickoff at 5:00 p.m.

The all-ages event will be free and open to the public. Fans can RSVP and receive additional information at The club is expecting a capacity crowd on the heels of selling out the last two Open Cup matches at Heart Health Park. As part of the club's core value to foster a unified community, Republic FC and its partners are donating $10,000 to Wellspring Women's Center, a drop-in day center that has been serving women and children in need for 30 years in Oak Park. Fans are encouraged to make an additional donation upon registration.

The first 4,000 fans in attendance will receive a Republic FC flag, courtesy of Vice Mayor Angelique Ashby, to show their city pride throughout the night. An exclusive commemorative merchandise collection will be released only at the Watch Party, as well as and Open Cup Final scarf and shirt. A selection of local food trucks, as well as a diverse beer and beverage selection - from Modelo, Elysian's Space Dust IPA, White Claw Hard Seltzer, Housley's Century Oak Winery, and more - will still be available. Before kickoff, join Republic FC legend Cam Iwasa to pump up the crowd with special guest appearances.

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is the oldest ongoing domestic soccer tournament in the country. Republic FC has etched its name into the history books as the first non-Major League Soccer team to reach the final since 2008. The Indomitable Club is the third lower-division side to reach the Final in the Modern Era covering 26 years. A lower division team has not won the U.S. Open Cup since 1999. In a year that featured a record 103 teams, Republic FC defeated three MLS sides to earn a spot in the final - San Jose Earthquakes, LA Galaxy, and Sporting Kansas City.

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