Everything Fans Need To Know Attending Team USA vs. China At First Energy Stadium Tonight


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CLEVELAND,OHIO – The long awaited matchup at First Energy Stadium of the Women’s Team USA vs. China is only hours away.  If you’re one of the many fans making your way down to the stadium for this match, then here are a few things directly from the media relations staff of Team USA that you will need to know.


9:00 AM – Ticket Office (South side of stadium) opens
3:00 PM – Parking lots open
4:30 PM – Fan HQ Cleveland opens
5:30 PM – Gates open (University Hospitals, Southwest, Northeast Jr. and Northwest Jr.)
7:00 PM – Kickoff


FirstEnergy Stadium Parking Map
FirstEnergy Stadium Parking Map – View Large ImageFirstEnergy Stadium Directions: Click HereParking lots open at 3:00 PM. The cost of parking is $20.


Tailgating is allowed in the Port Parking Lots.

Tailgating rules:

  • No open containers of alcohol will be allowed. Violators will be ticketed.
  • No fire pits. Charcoal and propane grills are permitted.
  • All vehicles must park in spaces as assigned by the parking lot operator
  • No post game tailgating or grilling permitted.
  • Lots will close 1 hour after the conclusion of the event.

Please also be aware that all fans entering the stadium will be subject to a full body walkthrough metal detector screening.


FirstEnergy Stadium
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Tickets will be issued only as mobile tickets. No paper tickets, PDF files, or print-at-home tickets will be available.

About the Author

Vince McKee
Vince McKee is a growing force in the sports literary world. He has written seven books on Cleveland Sports. They have all helped to build his credibility as a top-notch chronicler of the impact of Ohio sports. Vince has done freelance work as the MMA correspondent for InscriberMag: Digital Magazine as well as a Beat Reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer & The Medina Gazette. His work has been featured on Drennan Live, SLAM Magazine, The Magic 105.7 Morning show, ESPN radio and over 25 local papers, tv stations and radio programs. Despite his personal connection with Bill Belichick, one of the worst moments of Vince’s young life was watching his beloved Browns leave town only weeks after the Indians lost the World Series in 1995. Vince is a life long Cleveland sports fan and enjoys spending lots of time with his wife Emily and daughter Maggie.

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