Austin FC’s first-ever Meet the Team event took place Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Q2 Stadium.
I’ve been to these sorts of events for DC United and the Red Bulls and they had a decent amount of people attending. The Austin FC crowd was huge and so were the lines to meet the players and coaches.
There were five stations set up around the stadium in the Captain Morgan Club, Lexus Club, McKalla Corner, On-Camera Host Set, and Q2 Field Club.
The photos and signatures were set to start at 2:00 PM and I arrived a little before 12:30 PM to get in line. It was hot and they let us in at 1:00 PM.
We headed down to the Q2 Field Level club to be in A/C for a while before the event started. At around 1:40 PM the players came in and I got to get a ball signed by Felipe Martins and Jhohan Valencia. Then we headed out to the tunnel to the field to meet Ethan Finlay, Damian Las, and Diego Fagundez.
Each season ticket holder was given three tickets per person to redeem for food and drinks. That was a nice break to get some drinks after the first signing.
Then we headed to the line for Maxi Urruti, Danny Hoesen, Zan Kolmanic, and Hector Jimenez at the On-Camera Host Set.
After that line, we looked and the other lines were so long we figured we wouldn’t make it in to meet any more players, so we headed out.
It was really cool to meet some players and awesome to see such a big turnout. I can’t wait for the next match.