The Washington Spirit will host Portland Thorns FC at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. on August 25 at 7 p.m. ET, the club announced on Thursday.
Audi Field is the new stadium for D.C. United of Major League Soccer and will open this summer. D.C. United will play their first game at the new stadium on July 14, and the Spirit will play there five weeks later. The stadium has a capacity of 20,000 and is the first soccer specific stadium in Washington, D.C.
It’ll also be the first women’s professional soccer game in Washington, D.C. since the Washington Freedom played at RFK Stadium in 2010.
With the announcement, the Spirit announced ways for fans to get tickets to the game. From the Spirit news release:
“Washington Spirit and D.C. United 2018 Season Ticket Holders will have first selection for tickets to the game, starting on Tuesday, May 1. The game is included as part of the 12-game home schedule for Spirit Season Ticket Holders. D.C. United Season Ticket Holders will also be a part of the exclusive Season Ticket Holder Presale, which runs from May 1-6.
Additional early access to tickets will be available from May 7-13, as the presale extends to the following groups: Fans who have purchased at least one single game ticket to a 2018 Washington Spirit home game, members of Washington Spirit Youth Club Partners and Community Partners, all official Spirit and D.C. United supporters groups, and large groups of 25 or more. Current Audi Field Suite Holders will have until May 15 to book their suites for the game, with any remaining offered for sale thereafter through the Spirit ticket office.
Fans interested in accessing the presale who don’t qualify per the above, can still get access by completing a five-question survey. [SURVEY]
Everyone taking advantage of the two presale periods will have access to tickets for $10 off the public sale prices. Tickets for the game will go on sale to the general public starting on Monday, May 14.
Fans interested in purchasing Youth Group Experiences or renting Audi Field Suites should contact the Washington Spirit sales office at: 301-591-0927.
Complete details on ticketing options is available on the Spirit’s FAQ page. [FAQ]“