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Where to watch: Austin FC, Texas football kick off Labor Day weekend

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For the first time, Austin FC and Texas football will play on the same day as the Longhorns kick off their season at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Luckily, the teams play hours—and countries—apart this Saturday as Austin FC heads to Vancouver, but plenty of fans will stick to tailgates and watch parties right here in the city.

Here's where to watch both games this weekend:

Official Austin FC watch party- 6406 N I-35 Frontage Rd

Austin FC fans not looking to book a flight can catch all the action at Austin FC's official watch party. Starting at 4 p.m., Pluckers Wing Bar will host an all-day festivity with wings, beer and the team's Verde Van stocked with all the latest merch.

Austin Anthem watch party- 979 Springdale Rd

Austin FC's original fan club Austin Anthem will head to Vancouver this Saturday, but many more will be here in Austin at the Austin Eastciders Collaboratory. Enjoy some iconic Austin-made cider while watching your favorite team play starting at 6 p.m. Saturday.

30+ Pub Clubs

For a more relaxed viewing experience, check out Austin FC's 30+ Pub Partners to see if your neighborhood bar is on the list.

Texas Tailgating: Bevo Blvd, Smokey's Midway and Longhorn City Limits

Even if you're not making your way into Texas Memorial Stadium, there's plenty of action in and around the field to keep you entertained. Eat from 10 of Austin's best food trucks at Hook 'Em Hangout on the stadium's northeast side, enjoy carnival-esque activities on Bevo Blvd and Smokey's Midway, and listen to live music including a headline by Shakey Graves all day at Longhorn City Limits.

For maps, details and more, click here.

Texas Tailgarten at Scholz- 1607 San Jacinto

Starting at 10 a.m., UT's biggest and longest-running tailgate will be back in action at Scholz Biergarten. Live music performances will include DEPARTURE ATX, JD Clark & Stuck In the Mud Band with DJ Island Time performing before the game.

KLBJ and 101.X Texas Tailgates-207 W 18th St

Promo events for two Austin radio stations, KLBJ and 101.X, will take place in the parking lot of the Austin Scottish Rite Theater. Follow @KLBJ937 on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to enter and enjoy beverages from Tito's Handmade Vodka, Mike's Hard Lemonade and more starting at 12:30 p.m.

Other tailgate tents

In addition to the high-profile attractions like Bevo Blvd and Longhorn City Limits, plenty of organizations are offering some public admittance into their tailgate tents. Here's a few:

  • Longhorn Tailgaters will be located at the corner of San Jacinto and 17th Street and are open to the public if you join online.
  • Horn-Ball Tailgaters, also located at the corner of San Jacinto and 17th Street, offer general admission and season passes on their website.
  • The Texas Exes tent offers all-you-can-eat-and-drink passes to Texas Exes members and their friends/family for $75 per person. Live music and cocktails are included. Click here for more information.


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