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Q2 Stadium set to host first Austin FC home game by summer

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Austin FC's stadium is at 90% completion and should be ready for the team's inaugural season start in April.


As the team continues to prepare for the 2021 season, the team's President Andy Loughnane told KXAN on Wednesday that construction on the newly named Q2 Stadium should be finished by late March with the first home game hosted in June.

Although the stadium's completion is on schedule, some traffic signals around the stadium have yet to be installed. This falls into the Department of Transportation's hands, Loughane told KXAN.

Another uncertainty that impacts both the team and all of Major League Soccer is the ongoing pandemic. Q2 Stadium, which can hold 20,500 fans, likely won't be filled come early June, but it is unclear what capacity the stadium will allow.

Recently, Austin FC signed a deal with CW Austin, KXAN and KBVO, the three top Central Texas stations. Although some games will be televised nationally on ESPN, FOX and Univision, the deal with the Austin stations will ensure that anyone who owns a television in the area will have access to Austin FC games.

The MLS has announced that the 2021 season will start on April 3, but Austin FC has yet to announce its schedule.

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