The Spirit and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Unite to Celebrate DC Ward Night

Washington Spirit  |   August 29, 2023
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The night honoring the rich history and diversity of the District, with emphasis on the Wards surrounding Audi Field, will be sponsored by CareFirst 


2023 Matchday Information 


Washington, D.C. (08/29/2023) – The Washington Spirit hosts the Chicago Red Stars at Audi Field this Sunday for a special DC Ward Night, presented by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst). The theme night will pay homage to the special communities around the District, paying particular interest to the people, places, and businesses of Wards 6, 7, and 8 – the communities closest to the Spirit’s home of Audi Field.  


Fans can interact with businesses and community organizations from Wards 6, 7, and 8 on the stadium concourse before the game. Community groups, non-profit organizations, business improvement districts, and local politicians will also be invited to the game to honor these communities of Washington, D.C.  


For $15, fans can purchase a ticket + drink special. This phenomenal offer is limited, so make sure to get it before it goes. The promotion applies to canned beers and seltzers and is available at Heineken Hall inside Gate B.


Sunday also marks the penultimate day fans can purchase 2024 Season Ticket Memberships at the historic two-for-the-price-of-one offer. This unbeatable special applies to premium – club and field-level – seats only and requires an opt in for the 2024 and 2025 seasons. Membership Services and Sales representatives will set up throughout the concourse to assist any interested fans. For more information, please click here 


Keep an eye out at merchandise stands throughout the venue as the Spirit will debut new jackets and caps as Sunday’s “Item of the Game.” These products are being sold in limited quantity, so make sure to snatch them up quickly.  


At halftime, Spirit defender Tara McKeown will be honored as the Spirit Ambassador in the 2023 NWSL Nationwide Community Impact Program. McKeown has chosen to partner with Spirit community partner, DC SCORES, to support its programming. Additionally, with an appearance in the game, McKeown will appear in her 50th game with the Spirit and will be honored following the match. 


Before the game, CareFirst will select an honorary captain to amplify the impact that the partnership between the Spirit and CareFirst will bring to the District. The National Anthem will be sung by Hailey Coleman, with ASL interpretation from Audrey Markel, while Metro PD from Wards 6, 7, and 8 will serve as the Color Guard.  


Finally, on the Spirit Stage, fans can watch Crush Funk, a brass band ensemble hailing from Washington, D.C., perform its funky tunes – a New Orleans sound with a DC vibe. Their performance is set to accompany a poetry reading from a DC SCORES poet-athlete. 


Tickets Still Available 

Tickets start at just $15 for Sunday’s match against the Chicago Red Stars. As always, the Spirit’s expanded premium seating brings fans pitch side for an unparalleled experience.  


Back by popular demand, $99 Unlimited Food & Drink Club tickets are here to stay for the 2023 season. These tickets come with a club level seating ticket package that includes a premium buffet as well as bottomless beer, wine, and fountain drinks. This deal gives fans access to the air-conditioned EagleBank Club and preferred seating options. Fans who purchase these tickets will be met with a number of exciting amenities, including ice cream carts to build your own sundae! 


Additionally, fans can purchase individual tickets in the field-side cabanas. For just $85, fans will be granted access to the most unique experience in Audi Field. Whether you want a field side drink or want to stand field level, these seats have it all! 


College students are also eligible for $5 tickets. Bring a college ID or purchase online with a .edu email address to redeem the tickets. 


Main Concourse 

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, a kick zone, a chalkboard mural and more, will be expanded for this match.  


Fans can pose with friends for photos in the CVS Photo Booth or design a personal memento at a friendship bracelet station.  


Guest Services 

Introduced this season for the first time at Audi Field, the Washington Spirit, in partnership with D.C. United, introduced a Mamava nursing pod this season 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 3:00 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.  


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 and follow the club on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. 

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