Here's What's Happening on Game Day!

Apr 19, 2017

NC Courage Home Opener vs. Portland Thorns FC
Here’s What’s Happening On Inaugural Game Day

On April 22, the state of North Carolina will officially welcome the NC Courage home to Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park as they host the Portland Thorns. Watch US Women’s National Teamers Allie Long, Meghan Klingenberg, Lindsey Horan and Emily Sonnett with Canadian legend Christine Sinclair take on the North Carolina Courage at 7:30 pm.
Don't have tickets yet? Purchase your tickets at or call our box office at 919-459-8144. Let's #PackThePark!

After defeating the Washington Spirit in their first-ever game on April 15, the NC Courage are looking to start a winning streak in front of their loyal fans in Cary! We have a special night planned for you and the team to make this historic home opener one to remember.
Here’s what’s happening on April 22:
Come early to tailgate:
The parking lot at WakeMed Soccer Park opens at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday for fans to hang out and tailgate before the match.
Parking is FREE! Need more tickets? The box office at WakeMed Soccer Park will be open starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Ride to and from the game for free:
Ride the Red and Blue Express to the game for free! It includes free Lonerider beer, WI-FI, limo-style seating, and music with stops in Downtown Raleigh and Durham. Find more info and pick up locations, visit Follow the Red and Blue Express on @RandBExpress for live updates on game days. 
Get free food:
At 6:30 p.m., the stadium gates will open, and the first 500 fans through the gates will receive a free Sahlen’s hot dog to enjoy at the game. We'll also be passing out coupons courtesy of Papa John's Pizza!
Check out the concessions special:
Backyard Bistro is offering their "Soccer Poutine", french fries topped with pork BBQ, western sauce and coleslaw, for just $12.

Look to the sky:
Be sure to look up during the National Anthem as the Bandit Flight Team will soar over Sahlen’s Stadium for a spectacular show.
Get your swag on:
Fans will be able to purchase the new North Carolina Courage merchandise to show their team pride at one of our two merchandise stands. Stop by our North Carolina Football Club Street Team table on the north east side of the stadium to enter to win a jersey!
Stay late for added fun:
Post-game fireworks will follow the 90 minutes of exciting NWSL action. Meet the players after the match; your favorite players such as USWNT members Sam Mewis and Lynn Williams be available for autographs and photos.
Don’t miss out on this historic night! For tickets to the match on Saturday, April 22 against the Portland Thorns, visit or call the box office at 919-459-8144.

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