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Largest Drag Halftime Show in NWSL history and Pride merch collection to headline Pride Night.
Washington, D.C. (05/30/2023) – The Washington Spirit will celebrate the LGBTQ+ community on the team’s annual Pride Night during Saturday night’s match versus Racing Louisville FC. Highlighting the evening’s Pride-themed festivities is a halftime drag performance, featuring over a dozen drag performers from around the DMV. It will be the largest halftime drag performance in NWSL history. *
New Washington Spirit Pride merchandise will be made available for purchase, including jerseys, t-shirts, hats, and more. To avoid long lines, an additional merchandise stand can be found in Section 119.
At the Spirit Community Corner, numerous LGBTQ+ organizations – including SMYAL, TAGG, Living Life Alternatives, and more – will table, providing fans with community-based information on various LGTBQ+ causes. Pride jerseys will be given to SMYAL for the organization’s Fall Auction.
Additional Pride activations around Audi Field will include a Pride-themed photo station at Spiritville on the East Concourse, as well as a Pride Flag giveaway to fans. The corner flags will also depict a Pride flag.
The Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs will represent the Spirit’s Honorary Captains for Saturday’s game, including former Spirit player Gaby Vincent, who serves as the office’s Community Outreach and Relations Specialist.
WAMMIE Award-winning vocalist, Freddy Hall, will sing the National Anthem, while Gallaudet University Professors Ricardo Lopez and Guthrie Nutter will serve as the ASL interpreters.
Tickets Still Available
For only $99, fans can purchase an unlimited food and beverage ticket special. These tickets give fans access to the EagleBank Club, club level seating, unlimited access to premium food options, buffet, as well as bottomless beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. Host Tara Ashleigh Austin and DJ Renaissance will provide entertainment before the match for fans in the EagleBank Club. Additionally, starting at $15, fans can redeem a ticket + vodka “Spiritini” cocktail special (water and soft drink options available as well).
Other ticket options are still available for Saturday’s match, starting at just $15. As always, the Spirit’s expanded premium seating brings fans pitch side for an unparalleled experience. To never miss a match, fans can secure a season membership. Available here, the season membership grants fans access to priority seating, an exclusive Trinity Rodman bobblehead, invitations to special events throughout the season and more.
On the East Concourse, Spiritville returns with a FIFA Lounge, allowing fans to play as their favorite Spirit players. The kid’s zone, where the youngest fans can safely play on a soft play area or enjoy foosball, face painters, kick zone, a chalkboard mural and more, will be expanded for this match.
For the first time at Audi Field, the Washington Spirit, in partnership with D.C. United, recently introduced a Mamava nursing pod for parents on the East Concourse. The private, sanitary space provides comfortable seating and power outlets for pumping equipment. Keyless entry and vacancy alerts are available by downloading the Mamava app.
New this season, fans are able to communicate with Audi Field officials via text with any questions, concerns or emergencies at the following number: 202-918-3838. All ticketed fans will also receive a post-match survey following each game to allow the club to offer continual improvements on the matchday experience.
Additional parking will be made available for guests at the GEICO Parking Garage on 1500 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C, 20003. The garage will open at 6:00 p.m. and will close approximately one hour after the event. There will be 600 spaces to be utilized on a first come, first serve basis and will cost guests $50. No tailgating will be allowed, and only credit/debit is accepted. Fans should be cognizant of the Washington Nationals game that is set to begin at 4:05 p.m. the same day.
About The Washington Spirit
The Washington Spirit is the professional women’s soccer team based at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. Launched in 2012, the Spirit plays in the National Women’s Soccer League, the premier women’s soccer competition in North America. For more information about the Spirit, visit WashingtonSpirit.com and follow the club on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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