Louisville’s professional soccer clubs are pushing to “Fill the Fam” and set new Lynn Family Stadium attendance records at a pair of upcoming high-profile, promotion-packed summer home games.
Louisville City FC hosts rival Indy Eleven at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 29, when looking to surpass the stadium-record 14,673 fans that were on hand for last year’s Fill the Fam contest. Lynn Family Stadium’s capacity is 15,304.
Racing Louisville FC welcomes star-studded Angel City FC at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, as the club aims to draw its first-ever 10,000-person crowd. A Racing-record 8,729 attended last year’s Fill the Fam game.
In addition to action on the pitch, fans can expect:
- A postgame fireworks show
- Team-branded flag giveaway to the first 2,000 at the LouCity game thanks to VyFy Wellness Club
- T-shirt giveaway to the first 1,000 at the Racing game thanks to Kroger
- Free game day posters to the first 2,500 at both games
- An enhanced Fan Zone opening 90 minutes before kickoff featuring a pregame $2 beer happy hour, live music, food trucks, lawn games, soccer on the mini-pitch and inflatables
Season ticket members will also receive an email leading up to the games detailing how to redeem special secret menu items and any other exclusive offerings. Those without tickets yet can purchase below.
LouCity-Indy Eleven tickets and parking
Racing-Angel City tickets and parking
“We’re excited to build off last year’s Fill the Fam initiatives with another two great games where we can showcase how important these clubs are to our community,” said Soccer Holdings president James O’Connor. “We look forward to welcoming even more fans this year and encourage all of our great supporters to spread the word as we work together again to set new records.”
LouCity defeated the Tampa Bay Rowdies in last year’s inaugural Fill the Fam game, which served as a prelude to that fall’s Eastern Conference Final also won by the boys in purple. This time, Indy Eleven visits to conclude a season series City started off with a May 27 away victory.
Both LouCity and Indy Eleven occupy playoff positions on the current USL Championship table.
“Last year’s Fill the Fam game is an experience our players and staff will never forget,” said LouCity coach Danny Cruz. “We have some work to do between now and this year’s edition, but July 29 is a date circled on the calendar in anticipation of a big environment at Lynn Family Stadium.”
Chasing a first playoff berth, Racing Louisville — a member of the NWSL, the world’s top women’s soccer league — will host Angel City amid the frenzy of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final kicking off the following morning.
Racing will be represented all summer at the World Cup by multiple members of its roster, including breakout star midfielder Savannah DeMelo, who received a call-up to the U.S. Women’s National Team.
“We are excited to bring together the entire Louisville and Kentuckiana region to support the players of Racing Louisville,” said the club’s general manager, Ryan Dell. “Filling the Fam against Angel City will help give Racing the best home-field advantage in the NWSL.”
Stadium gates open an hour before kickoff for LouCity and Racing home games. Fans can arrive early to enjoy the Fan Zone at the open/Waterfront end of Lynn Family Stadium.
An award-winning facility in the Butchertown neighborhood, Lynn Family Stadium opened in 2020. It boasts seating in close proximity to the field, ideal sight lines, a view of downtown and a number of amenities, including a state-of-the-art video board and free WiFi.