Austin FC will compete in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup for the first time in team history in April 2022.
The oldest national soccer tournament in the United States, the U.S. Open Cup is a single-elimination knockout tournament featuring 103 professional, semi-professional, and amateur teams that compete for the prestigious tournament championship, as well as an automatic berth in Concacaf Champions League.
Austin FC will enter the single-elimination knockout tournament in the Third Round of competition alongside 16 other U.S.-based Major League Soccer clubs. Winners of all Third Round matches advance to the Fourth Round (Round of 32).
Austin FC In The Open Cup
Austin FC will learn its first-ever Open Cup opponent during the Third Round draw hosted by U.S. Soccer on April 8 and will play its first-ever match in the famed competition on a date to be determined between April 19 and 21.
Austin’s Third Round opponent is guaranteed to be either a lower division professional side from the United Soccer League (USL) Championship, USL League One, National Independent Soccer Association (NISA), MLS NEXT Pro, or an amateur side from leagues such as USL League Two or the National Premier Soccer League.
Austin FC Season Ticket Members will receive tickets to any Austin FC U.S. Open Cup matches played at Q2 Stadium from the Third Round through the Quarterfinals stage as part of season ticket membership. Tickets for a potential Third Round home match at Q2 Stadium were automatically uploaded onto each membership account on Tuesday, March 29 with a confirmation announcement occurring on April 8.
Oak Collective Waitlist members received access to a pre-sale for the U.S. Open Cup Third Round match on Tuesday, March 29, and single match tickets to the Third Round match went on sale to the General Public on Wednesday, March 30. If Austin FC is not selected to host a Third Round match, all purchased single match tickets for the Third Round will be fully refunded.
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