For the first time, the Washington Spirit will play all 14 home matches at Audi Field in Buzzard Point, ensuring players and fans alike access to a facility befitting a professional club. Following a multi-year deal that makes Audi Field the permanent home for the Washington Spirit, the club has elevated its matchday offerings, including improved entertainment options and enhanced visual experiences.
Audi Field is home for the Spirit in downtown Washington, D.C. Completed on July 14, 2018, the Buzzard Point venue has a capacity of 20,000 with 1,500 club seats and 31 suites. In addition to Spirit and D.C. United home matches, Audi Field also hosts cultural events, community activities, and concerts. The Spirit Shop at the Club Store, adjacent to Gate A, is open during regular season matches at Audi Field.
Audi Field is a mobile-only venue. Children 2 and under do not need a ticket, if they are sitting on a parent/guardian’s lap.
If you are a fan with disabilities or special needs, please contact email@example.com three days in advance of matchday for assistance in coordinating travel.
The Spirit will provide a free courtesy shuttle to and from Audi Field that picks up from the south side of 55 M Street SE. This shuttle is only for fans with disabilities or mobility challenges. The Spirit will accommodate those who need the shuttle as well as one additional person to accompany them. If there is room, more members of a group may use the shuttle.
For accessible seating, guests may contact a Guest Experience Supervisor upon arrival to the stadium, or stop by the Guest Services Booth located inside Gate A. Tickets may also be purchased in advance via ticketmaster.com using the “accessibility” filter. When available, we will try to accommodate a guest with more than one (1) companion/escort into designated seating areas.
To expedite entry into Audi Field, we strongly encourage fans not to bring bags to the stadium. If you must bring a bag to the stadium, it can be no larger than 14″ by 14″ by 6″. No backpacks, coolers or luggage are allowed.
Guests with a need for medical supplies, allergy exceptions, or other medical items should contact Spirit Customer Service prior to the match for accommodations. Guests who arrive on match day with specific medical needs should speak with the Guest Experience Supervisor at the gate.
Audi Field has also partnered with Binbox Lockers, a company that seeks to revolutionize the way customers rent lockers using a keyless locking system app.
Binbox’s free app is available in iOS or Android, and can be found in the App Store and on Google Play. The convenient app allows customers to quickly locate available locker units, pay with a credit card, and secure their belongings with Bluetooth technology. More information on Binbox Lockers can be found on their website: www.binboxlockers.com.
All tickets will be accessed from a mobile device. Digital ticketing reduces the amount of fraud and gives fans the ability to conveniently manage their tickets on their phone.
If you do not have a smartphone, you will need to visit the Audi Field Box Office ticket window on matchday. Please have a valid ID for the name on the account.
Learn more about Audi Field’s mobile ticketing policies >
First Aid is located at Gate A. If you need assistance, please ask any staff.
KultureCity Sensory Room
Fans with sensory sensitivities have a place to go when a calming environment is needed, away from the visual and auditory stimulations of a matchday experience. Fans who need support can ask a member of Guest Services to be escorted to the KultureCity Sensory Room located at the Heineken rooftop.
Additionally, sensory bags are available to any guest who may feel overwhelmed by the environment. Each bag is equipped with noise canceling headphones provide by Puro Sound Labs, fidget tools, verbal cue cards produced in conjunction with Boardmaker, and weight lap pads.
Mamava Nursing Pod
Guest who need to nurse can use the Mamava Nursing Pod located just inside Gate A near Stroller Check-in. To access the pod, download the Mamava App on the App Store or Google Play Store then search by location to unlock the pod.
Prohibited items include: aerosol cans, animals (except service animals), artificial noisemakers, drones, frisbees, hard-sided coolers, illegal substances, inflated balls of any kind, laser pointers, poles of any kind, professional camera and equipment (including lenses in excess of eight (8) inches, tripods, and monopods), projectiles, rollerblades/skateboards/hoverboards, seat cushions larger than 16″ by 16″ of that contain armrests or metal backs, selfie sticks, smoke devices or flares, streamers and confetti, umbrellas, and weapons.
Personal safety alarms (e.g. Sabre, Birdie, Bakeey, Ripple) are permitted at Audi Field as long as these devices are not employed as noisemakers within the venue. Read Audi Field’s full list of prohibited items >
Fans can buy Spirit merchandise and more at the Club Shop located near Gate A behind the Heineken Rooftop bar on matchdays. Spirit gear is also available on WashingtonSpiritShop.com.
Audi Field is located at 100 Potomac Ave. SW, Washington D.C. 20024 and accessible via car, Metro or bike.
We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservations app. To reserve your parking spot for Washington Spirit games, visit the Audi Field SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.
Audi Field can be accessed from both the Navy Yard-Ballpark and Waterfront Metrorail Stations. The Navy Yard Station has more capacity and sidewalk space with restaurants and bars along the route to the stadium. It is one stop on the Green Line from the Anacostia Metrorail Station where parking is available. If arriving at the Waterfront Station, please be mindful of noise in the residential neighborhood.
Due to the high volume of traffic in the immediate area around Audi Field on match days, fans arriving via Rideshare will be directed to arrive near Nationals Park before a match. Following a match, fans will need to head back toward Nationals Park before hailing a ride on their app.
To get to the Rideshare Pickup Zone on Potomac Avenue, exit via Gate A and head right on Potomac Avenue towards Nationals Park.
No pick-ups are allowed on South Capitol Street.
The Audi Field Bike Valet is free to any fans who wish to store their bike during the match. The valet is at the southwest corner of the stadium at the intersection of 2nd and T St. The valet opens when gates open and will remain open at least one hour after the end of a match. Audi Field will also feature several docks for Lime bikes and e-scooters, along with several bike rack locations on the grounds.
A Capitol Bikeshare corral and general bicycle racks are also available around Audi Field.
Home Opener: Washington Spirit vs. OL Reign
Welcome Home! The Spirit will offer enhanced match day experiences, improved entertainment options and a dedicated Fan Fest for the club’s season opener this Sunday, March 26 following a multi-year deal that makes Audi Field the permanent home for the Washington Spirit.
Starting at 1:30 p.m. outside Gate A on Audi Drive
Enjoy food trucks, a mobile bar, merchandise stations, photo booths, yard games, and a gaming truck where you can play FIFA23 as your favorite Washington Spirit players. DJ XB will bring the music, you bring the energy.
Batalá Washington, an all-women Afro-Brazilian band, will lead a parade from Half Street to Fan Fest around 3 p.m., one hour before kickoff, then make its way to the Spirit Stage on the concourse. The drumline will return for a half-time performance.
Starting at 2:30 p.m. on the East Concourse
D.C.’s own Black Alley will take the Spirit Stage inside Gate A as fans enter Audi Field.
Spiritville will feature multiple photo opportunities, a merchandise item of the match that can be customized at an exclusive silk-screening station, a soft play area for kids, temporary tattoos and face painting, a chalkboard mural and more!
Cherry Blossom Collection
The Spirit’s limited-edition Cherry Blossom collection will launch exclusively at the home opener before online sales begin next week. This year’s collection features a scarf, socks, t-shirts, hoodies, crewnecks and more.
NWSL Commissioner Jessica Berman will serve as an honorary captain and perform the opening coin toss.
Haiya Kofler will introduce fans to the new “Spirit Rules” as this season’s new game host, and Queen HD the DJ will be mixing tunes as the new game DJ.
Kacey Williams of Black Alley will sing the national anthem alongside ASL interpreter Reza Mosher of Galludet University. The George Mason ROTC will serve as Color Guard.
WATCH AWAY MATCHES
All NWSL games will stream on Paramount+. Additionally, three games will be nationally broadcast on CBS and CBS Sports Network.