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ATX vs.​ Liga MX: Austin FC to take on Mexican champions Atlas FC in international friendly

Current Liga MX champs Atlas FC will take on Austin FC at Q2 Stadium on Wednesday, February 16. (Atlas FC/Twitter)

Fans of Mexico's top-flight soccer league and Austin FC will once again have an identity crisis when the Verde and Black take on current Liga MX champions Atlas FC in a friendly home match on Feb. 16.

Atlas FC, winners of Liga MX's 2021 summer season, will take on Austin for a practice match at Q2 Stadium just before Austin's season opener on Feb. 26. Austin last took on a Liga MX team in July, when passionate Verde and Yellow fans mixed and mingled in a 3-1 loss to Tigres UANL.

Season ticket holders will be able to attend the match as part of their season ticket membership, with tickets uploaded to their SeatGeek accounts at around 2 p.m. Friday. Oak Collective Waitlist members will have access to a pre-sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, while general admission will go on sale on the Austin FC and Q2 Stadium websites at 2 p.m. on Friday.

While the match won't count for any team's standings, a win will give bragging rights and promote a community spirit in the "soccer city" of Austin.

“Austin FC is honored to host the defending Liga MX champions in Q2 Stadium, and we welcome the opportunity to continue showcasing the Austin soccer community to new audiences as we enter the 2022 season,” Austin FC president Andy Loughnane said.

Austin FC will be the underdogs against Atlas, the Guadalajara-based team that has taken four Copa MX titles and four Campeon de Campeones titles since its founding in 1916. The club claimed its first Liga MX title since 1950 in December 2021.

The two clubs will clash in the friendly match at 8 p.m. on Feb. 16 at Q2 Stadium.


Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation

🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway