Can’t Make it to Paris for the Summer of Soccer? Travel to the Biggest U.S. Watch Parties Instead!

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We’re a passionate group of sports fans here at Hotwire, and we’re primed and ready for what we’re calling a Summer of Soccer to “kick off” (see what we did there?) With the biggest women’s soccer championship beginning next month, we’re especially excited to be cheering on our ladies in red, white and blue who will be entering the tournament as the defending champions. This year’s tournament is being held in France, which makes for a pretty incredible travel destination, and we highly recommend tacking on some days dedicated just to sightseeing if you’ll be attending in person.

 

In-person game experiences are awesome, but if a trip across the Atlantic isn’t in the cards, we’ve got the next best thing- a list of the biggest and best watch parties we’ve found right here in the U.S.A. Combine a quick travel getaway with boisterous, singing soccer crowds, enormous screens, and great food for the ultimate soccer weekend. Bonus: if you’re watching the games on a screen (whatever the size), you might catch a glimpse of us, since FOX Sport’s coverage of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World CupTM is sponsored by Hotwire!  

 

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA:

If sunny weather, an innovative tech culture, and a diverse food scene are your thing, consider a quick trip to San Jose, California. Soccer fans will be able to watch all 52 tournament games on Avaya Stadium’s massive video board free of charge, according to the San Jose Earthquakes.

 

The viewing parties for this summer’s women’s tournament will begin with the first match of the championship on June 7 and continue all the way through the final on July 7. Parking and entry into the stadium will be free for fans, while food trucks, concession stands and the stadium’s outdoor bar will be offering food and drinks for purchase.

 

Hot Tip: Fans are encouraged to rep their favorite teams and players as the best-dressed attendee will win a prize every day that there’s a game, the team has stated.

 

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DENVER, COLORADO:

The Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado (a suburb of Denver) will be hosting a huge, free viewing party inside the stadium for the first 4,500 fans to arrive on Sunday, July 7 at 8:30 AM. Grab a drink and some food or test your skills in Fan Fest, but make sure to arrive early because we anticipate soccer fever to sweep this city! Extend your stay to enjoy a hike in the Rockies, visit one (or many) of their local breweries, and check out their colorful art scene.

 

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BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA

Travel an hour and a half outside of Philadelphia, and you might just find one of the coolest soccer parties around.  In honor of this year’s championship, SoccerFest will return to SteelStacks in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a 10-acre campus with indoor & outdoor venues that hosts festivals, concerts & community events.

 

The festival and viewing party, which has been featured on major sports networks, will show all three preliminary women’s group matches starting June 11, as well as additional games should the U.S. team advance. On June 16, SoccerFest will also celebrate Youth Soccer Day, so make sure to plan a trip to the Keystone State and get swept up in soccer fever (we hear there were 8,000 fans in years past!)

 

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA

In case a craving for soul food hits you and your fellow sports fan, consider a trip to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Georgia, where Atlanta United will throwing an epic viewing party presented by Coca-Cola immediately before their home match against the New York Red Bulls on July 7th (included in the cost of a regular ticket.)

 

Not enough soccer for you? The team will also be partnering up with the American Outlaws for ongoing championship viewing parties at Ri Rá Irish Pub in Midtown. With Atlanta United on-site during select dates, visitors can enjoy limited edition giveaways, big screens, great food, and spirited company.  

 

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS:

U.S. Soccer will host a viewing event for the U.S. Women’s National Team’s match against Chile on Sunday, June 16, at Gallagher Way, located adjacent to Wrigley Field. With an iconic sports destination right next door, and the chance to taste Chicago’s famous deep-dish pizzas or view the city’s unique architecture, this event is a great reason to book a last-minute getaway.

 

Featuring a giant outdoor video board along with food and drinks available for purchase, the event will be free and open to the public, although fans are encouraged to RSVP in as space is subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

Kansas City might be known for BBQ, jazz and baseball, but now you can add another sport to the list. KC Live!, the 25,000-square-foot entertainment block in the heart of downtown Kansas City’s Power & Light District, will be the area’s go-to destination to view this summer’s series of soccer tournaments, starting with the women’s team matches on June 11, June 16 and June 20.

 

Hosted in partnership between the Kansas City 2026 FIFA World CupTM Bid and the Kansas City Power & Light District, the free watch parties will occur as a month-long series. Fans of all ages are invited to come cheer on their country alongside thousands (and thousands!) of fellow soccer supporters in what has become a Kansas City tradition.

 

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The United States squad will be kicking off group play on June 11 at 12 p.m. PST, so you still have plenty of time to book a trip on Hotwire.com to visit a new city and meet new soccer-fan-friends alike!

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