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Championship's Clubs Have Your 4th of July Covered

By JOHN ARLIA -, 07/03/19, 10:30AM EDT


Post-match fireworks displays, drink specials among promotions on tap for holiday weekend

Four Championship clubs will celebrate America's birthday on Thursday night by taking the field in front of their home fans. | Photo courtesy Ivan Pierre Aguirre / El Paso Locomotive FC

Celebrating Independence Day with your favorite team has quickly become a tradition across the USL Championship and with teams offering everything from discounted tickets to drink specials - and of course post-match fireworks - there's no reason to miss out on the action this holiday weekend. With three teams getting an early start on the festivities Wednesday night, we put together a guide of some of the July 4th celebrations taking place across the league.

San Antonio FC VS. Austin Bold FC

  • Where: Toyota Field - San Antonio, Texas
  • Date: Wednesday, July 3, 8:30 PM ET
  • Deal: The club will offer $1 beer and sodas courtesy of Bud Light from the time gates open through the 65th minute of the match, a post-match fireworks show and 'Extra Time', a post-game party that will feature $1 drinks, live music, games, and more.

Reno 1868 FC VS. Rio grande valley FC

  • Where: Greater Nevada Field - Reno, Nev.
  • Date: Wednesday, July 3, 10:30 PM ET
  • Deal: 1868 FC fans will be treated to a post-match fireworks show following the 90 minutes of action, the second of three scheduled displays over the course of the season.

Sacramento republic FC VS. fresno FC

  • Where: Papa Murphy's Park - Sacramento, Calif.
  • Date: Wednesday, July 3, 11 PM ET
  • Deal: Republic FC will honor over 600 service members and their families the club’s annual ‘Salute to Service Night.’ As part of the night’s tributes, both active military and veteran service members take part in player walkouts and over a dozen Army recruits will take their oath and be sworn in on the pitch at halftime.

Pittsburgh riverhounds sC VS. bethlehem steel fc

  • Where: Highmark Stadium - Pittsburgh
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 7 p.m. ET
  • Deal: The Hounds will host a game on the Fourth of July for the seventh consecutive season and once again treat their fans to a post-match fireworks extravaganza. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m., with $1 beers available for purchase up until kickoff in addition to a cookout at Highmark Stadium.

North Carolina fC VS. charlotte independence

  • Where: Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park - Cary, N.C.
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Deal: Former United States Men's National Team Interim Manager Dave Sarachan will lead his side into a Southern Derby clash that could certainly provide fireworks on the field, but will definitely feature a display following the 90 minutes.

colorado springs switchbacks FC VS. orange county sc

  • Where: Weidner Field - Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 9 p.m. ET
  • Deal: The first 600 fans in attendance will receive a Switchbacks blanket, courtesy of Oakwood Homes, and can enjoy $1 beers for the first 30 minutes after the gates open. Following the match, the Switchbacks will cap off the evening with largest fireworks show in Southern Colorado.

Las vegas lightS FC VS. la galaxy ii

  • Where: Cashman Field - Las Vegas
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 10:30 p.m. ET
  • Deal: Lights FC certainly knows how to put on a show and will treat their fans to a 3D 360 Degree fireworks show at the conclusion of its match with Los Dos. During the game, fans can enjoy $2 tequila shots and $5 'Waldos', named after Head Coach Eric Wynalda, as part of Las Vegas' 'Summer of Soccer'.

new york red bulls ii VS. ottawa fury fc

  • Where: MSU Soccer Park - Montclair, N.J.
  • Date: Friday, July 5, 7 p.m. ET
  • Deal: There's nothing more synonymous with the 4th of July than hot dogs and perhaps fittingly, the club closest to the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, N.Y. is offering up $1 frankfurters for all fans in attendance.

atl utd 2 VS. charleston battery

  • Where: Fifth Third Bank Stadium - Kennesaw, Ga.
  • Date: Friday, July 5, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Deal: ATL UTD 2 will celebrate Independence Day with its own Denim and Dynamite Night, which will of course end with a fireworks display across the Georgia sky.

Memphis 901 FC VS. Hartford athletic

  • Where: AutoZone Park - Memphis, Tenn.
  • Date: Saturday, July 6, 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Deal: Feeling a little greasy after all those hot dogs you ate on Thursday? 901 FC has you covered as the first 3,000 fans will receive a FREE "Boys in Blue" bar of soap courtesy of Buff City Soap Co. as well as a 15% off coupon valid at any Buff City Soap Co. location.

Okc energy Fc VS. el paso locomotive fc

  • Where: Taft Stadium - Oklahoma City
  • Date: Saturday, July 6, 9 p.m. ET
  • Deal: Energy FC will kick off its Christmas in July promotion on Saturday, during which fans can donate a toy for its Sharing Tree Toy Drive and receive $5 off East Side and $10 off West Side seats at the Box Office on matchday. Kids will have the opportunity to take pictures with Santa in his summer vacation attire, before taking in a fireworks show after the match.

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